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Seasiders win five-goal thriller at Worksop

Brett Agnew and Anthony Bowsley
Brett Agnew and Anthony Bowsley

Bridlington Town claimed a 3-2 win at Worksop Town on Wednesday night in a NCEL Premier Division clash that saw a home players, their manager and a sub sent off.

The Seasiders made a flying start to the match, playing some superb attacking football and after just three minutes Lewis Dennison strolled past two home defenders on his way to goal and smacked his shot into the far corner for the opening goal of the night.

Town continued to pile on the pressure and just three minutes later a through-ball put Joe McFadyen through on goal and he fired his shot under Dave Reay for the visitors’ second.

Worksop pulled a goal back 10 minutes later, Steve Woolley's fine run and cross setting up Craig Mitchell to bundle the ball home.

The home side pushed for a leveller but were dealt a serious blow when skipper Danny Patterson was shown the red card after an altercation with a Brid player in the 37th minute.

On the stroke of half-time, Woolley put the 10 men of Worksop on level terms with a 25-yard free-kick which flew into the bottom right corner.

Both sides had chances to claim victory in a lively second half, but it was Brid who grabbed all three points five minutes from time when a shot hit the bar and Nathan Modest beat Reay to the rebound to nod home.

A minute from time, Worksop sub Connor Brunt, who was still on the bench, was shown a red card for saying something out of turn and then deep into injury-time the Tigers boss Craig Denton also received his marching orders from the dug-out.

Caretaker boss Brett Agnew's unbeaten run in the hot seat stretched to three games, and will now be hoping to take this fine form into Saturday's home clash against derby rivals Hall Road Rangers.

The win lifted the Seasiders into 11th position, and a win at the weekend could propel Agnew's troops into the top four.