Tindall hat-trick keeps double dreams alive

Trev Tindall
Trev Tindall

Bridlington Rovers remain in the hunt for a league and cup double.

They reached the John Burchett Challenge Cup final for the first time since 1977 after a 6-1 rout of Flamborough 2nds

Rovers started well, but had two goals ruled out for offside, before Flamborough went ahead from the penalty spot.

Lee Thomson’s men hit back within five minutes through Tom Broadbent and just before the break went ahead with Trev Tindall converting from the spot.

After the break, Rovers took full control with Lewis Goodacre and Jonny Pilmoor bossing midfield and Ryan Swift and Robinson attacking at will on the flanks.

Tindall bagged another two to complete his hat-trick, the third a really nice finish after the ball was laid on a plate by man of the match Tom Marshall.

Joe Baker then curled in after Robinson showed quick feet to set him up and Darren Anthony smashed in a header from Tindall’s corner to cap off a great performance.

Manager Thomson said: “I’m delighted to be going to Queensgate, the lads deserved it. I’m really proud of them.”

They will face Burton Agnes in the final.

Rovers won a top-of-the-table battle against Forester Athletic 1sts last Wednesday, thanks to a brace from Tindall and a fine goal from Swift.

“It really puts pressure on our rivals to win the games in hand,” said Thomson.

Forester recovered with a 4-2 win over Mermaid United on Saturday and have a game in hand on Rovers but are four points behind.