Town beaten in feisty encounter at Parramore

Worksop Parramore 3 Bridlington Town 2
Worksop Parramore 3 Bridlington Town 2

Bridlington Town went down to the odd goal in five at Worksop Parramore’s Sandy Lane ground on Tuesday to drop back into third place in the league.

Wayne Aziz was troubled with a knee injury and dropped down to the bench with Frank Belt reverting to the right of defence and Scott Phillips being restored to the starting 11.

Town started the game well and Craig Hogg had narrowly missed the target twice before a ball down the left by Danny Brunton was taken on by Joel Sutton who went past Danny Ingram, only to be brought down by the defender.

Belt blasted the 15th minute spot-kick past goalkeeper Steve Hernandez to give the visitors the lead.

Sutton’s ball in from the left was met by a diving header by Phillips and struck the foot of the post. Hogg attempted to reach the loose ball but it was scrambled away for a corner.

Hogg was injured in the process and was eventually replaced by Ben Kinsley.

After 28 minutes Worksop drew level when a ball from the right fell kindly for Callum Ward after Chris Jenkinson had blocked it.

The goal spurred on the hosts and Mark Wilberforce was brought into action but they also added a bit of steel as reflected by the cautions dealt out to James Cotterill and Ward.

In the first 20 minutes of the second period three more home players went into the book along with Jenkinson.

Then in the 64th minute the Seasiders went behind

The defence failed to cut out a cross from the right and the ball was volleyed past Wilberforce by Lee Whittington.

Three minutes later Sutton touched the ball through for Phillips to equalise but in the 75th minute Worksop scored the deciding goal from a free header by Sam Smith following a corner.

Ryan Johnson became the sixth Worksop player to be booked and was later followed by a caution for Craig Palmer.

Tom Fleming’s interception rescued Town after Whittington had beaten the offside trap and taken the ball round Wilberforce.

And at the other end, Fleming came closest to an equaliser but his effort went just the wrong side of the post.

Man of the match: Frank Belt