Seasiders out of League Cup

Liversedge 2

Bridlington Town 0

NCEL League Cup Round Three

ALTHOUGH they were undone by two late goals, realistically a lively Liversedge side comprehensively beat a much-changed Bridlington Town.

With fixtures coming thick and fast manager Gary Allanson rested several players and gave a start to those who had not figured so much this season, although five regulars were on the substitutes’ bench.

The first half produced no goals to either side and even though Town enjoyed most of the possession it was Liversedge who created the better chances.

Brid’s players were obviously not used to playing together as a unit and they had Ben Saynor to thank for two good saves while his opposite number had hardly been troubled.

Craig Burdick, who was playing his first game for the Seasiders since the beginning of the season, had worked tirelessly before giving way for Craig Hogg with 15 minutes remaining.

The telling goals came within two minutes of each other.

After 81 minutes Saynor’s clearance hit Liversedge captain Chris Hanney on the halfway line and he promptly struck the ball back over the goalkeeper and into the net.

Two minutes later a well-worked passing move inside the Town penalty area finished with Jamie Wasley shooting home past Saynor.

Bridlington Town: Saynor, Ranson (Lyon 52), Rhodes, Allanson (c), Wright, Lee, Owen, Leonard, Burdick (Hogg 75), Harrison, Kidd (Phillips 56).

Substitutes not used: Bennett, Palmer.

Attendance: 75

This Saturday bottom team Hallam visit the Neil Hudgell Law Stadium and Town have a good chance, along with Parkgate who are away to Long Eaton, of closing the gap on league leaders Farsley.

Programmes from the Scarborough game are still available and will be sold at a reduced price at the Hallam game.