Seasiders pass their Selby date

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Bridlington Town 5

Selby Town 1

Northern Counties East League

THREE strikes in eight second-half minutes meant Bridlington Town dished out a five-goal hiding rather than being on the receiving end.

After leaking five goals at Pickering and Liversedge in recent weeks, the Seasiders tightened up at the back but needed a late flurry to see off Selby in miserable conditions at Queensgate.

And red-hot striker Craig Hogg hit his third hat-trick in four games, and his 11th goal in four league matches, to keep up his amazing form.

Craig Hogg opened the scoring on nine minutes, reacting aftre Paul Fraser had saved his initial shot and a defender had slipped while attempting to clear, giving him the chance to lash home from six yards.

A quarter of an hour later the Robins were level. Bruno Holden crossed from the left and Adam Lee was left unmarked to comfortably beat Mark Wilberforce.

Fraser saved Allanson’s free kick and Hogg’s rasping volley, before Hogg earned a penalty when he was tripped by Steven Barrett. Full marks to referee Paul Cook who played a good advantage in the build up when Fleming was fouled.

Hogg sent Fraser the wrong way from the spot to give Brid a half-time lead.

The second-half was a cagey affair, with Selby always looking dangerous through Holden and nippy winger Paul Ashton.

Gareth Owen’s introduction gave the Seasiders fresh impetus in attack before a goal of the season contender gave them breathing space.

Skipper Tom Fleming won the ball on the halfway line, beat three opponents and smacked a shot from 30 yards into the bottom corner.

Two quick-fire goals killed off Selby. On 79 minutes Hogg completed his hat-trick with a second penalty, again confidently despatched, after Barratt fouled Ash Allanson.

And a minute later Steve Lyon notched against his former team, turning in Hogg’s cross from close range.

Attendance: 106