After a disappointing set of results on the road, Bridlington Sports Club picked up a surprise, but welcome, 2-1 win at Beverley Town in the Humber Premier League.
Despite the visitors’ bright start, Beverley took the lead on 20 minutes courtesy of some comical defending between James Webb and Mark Davies. A break down in communication allowed Town’s Kegan Rose man to take full advantage as a low drive into the bottom corner flew past the unsighted Lyle Bogle.
They had opportunities to increase their lead as Ben Thompson mis-kicked when a pass was pulled back to him 10 yards out.
However, Sports Club were unwilling to roll over as they continued to create goal-scoring opportunities, and the visitors levelled on 33 minutes.
Billy Tyler executed a measured pass into the path of Mike Tate who shifted the ball out of his feet before rifling an unstoppable effort into the far corner from 20 yards.
Manager Paul Smith challenged his troops to produce a similar effort after the break, and they defended resolutely.
In the second half, Town did not have as much possession and Bridlington scored what proved to be the winner.
A Webb free-kick bamboozled the hosts’ goalkeeper. The dip and swerve was too hot to handle and Shane Barber pounced to prod the visitors ahead.
Frustration for the home side began to culminate in frayed tempers as a Town player received a second bookable offence for a late challenge on Jacob Brown before a superb stop by Bogle ensured Sports Club ended their away day misery to secure a crucial victory.