Bridlington Town Reserves could have taken all three points late on at Sculcoates Reserves but had to be content with a hard fought point at Chanterlands Avenue on Saturday.
A sunny day seemed to bring out the confidence missing from recent weeks but were guilty of being too cute at times, trying things that aren’t normally part of their game. A fine display from debutant Will Harris cancelled out Sculcoates’ right hand attacking options.
Ian Saunders-Tindall is growing in stature week in week out at centre back, and the game was pretty even until Towns Louis Rafter was caught knapping and the attacker out-paced Danny Lawton to finish well past Nick Tudor.
Undeterred Town pressed as high as they could and found striker Liam Banks chasing and attacking everything and forcing the home side’s defence into errors.
Town had to cut out the unwanted flicks and tricks to galvanise the team. In the 75th minute, the tireless Banks finished from an awkward angle into the far corner.
This lifted Town and it felt like a winner would come as the team fought hard and had Sculcoates on the back foot for the remainder of the game.
There was a great captain’s performance from Barry Tye, with dogged defending and bodies on the line stuff, right to the end.
With two games to go, Town still have time to end this pretty dismal season on some sort of high.