Reserves’ unbeaten run ended at Swinefleet

Swinefleet 5 Bridlington Town Reserves 2
Swinefleet 5 Bridlington Town Reserves 2

Bridlington Town Reserves travelled to the only other unbeaten side in the East Riding County League Premier Division and lost their 100% record at Swinefleet, although their performance deserved something.

The home side started the better, Aaron Raymond scoring a goal and Town added an own goal in the early stages, but Town had been in this position before and knew they could come back.

However, Swinefleet’s keeper pulled off a string of saves until eventually Town got themselves back into it after a succession of corners.

Dale Wain got onto the end of one to make it 2-1 but then Town had a mad 10 minutes where they conceded three more goals. Raymond scored his second, and James Price and Cohen Vause also netted.

At 5-1 down, Town’s task was made even harder when Josh Barnes was shown red after reacting to being elbowed in the face.

With 10 men, Town created some good chances but Swinefleet’s keeper was having one of those days and at half time it remained 5-1.

The managers spoke about showing some character and spirit and what a difference it made. Town got an early goal in the second half as Wain headed in from another corner.

Shortly afterwards, Chris Eyre had his penalty saved.

James Faulkner came on for his debut, alongside Frankie Reffold and Lewis Shaw, and he started to control the game and Town had chance after chance but couldn’t find a way past home team’s, who stopped everything town through at him.

Although the scoreline didn’t suggest it, Town didn’t play too badly and although their unbeaten run ended, it wasn’t through lack of effort or character.