Town fail to score for first time this season

Nostell Miners Welfare 0

Bridlington Town 0

AFTER all the hard work in securing a point at Farsley a positive result was needed at Nostell to keep up the pressure on the leaders but only for the second time in a league game since they returned to the NCEL Bridlington Town had to be content with a goalless draw.

They had chances to go into the break ahead with six shots on target but the majority of these were easy pickings for goalkeeper Gavin Ansley.

Both sides did their share of attacking in the opening exchanges before Brid started to take control. Craig Hogg drove wide from Burdick’s pass and Scott Phillips brought a diving save from Ansley.

Quick front man Ernie Boafa beat the offside trap to send an effort just over then Town came back with Hogg shooting too high and Lee Wright sending a 30-yard effort into the arms of Ansley.

Boafa again got free on the right of the penalty area but as before missed the target when he could have done better.

Phillips directed a header from Steve Lyon’s cross into the hands of Ansley then Hogg had a shot well saved.

As the half drew to a close Tom Lee headed a James Bennett free kick at Ansle.

After the break, Eeles got in a telling tackle on Boafa as the forward appeared to be through and Akumbi, out on his own on the right, sent an effort just past the angle of post and crossbar. Nostell’s first shot on target came on the hour mark.

Lee sent a pass through for Alex Rhodes to run on to and Ansley ran out but hit Rhodes with his attempted clearance and had to scramble back to drop on the ball.

Eeles headed wide at the far post from a Bennett corner then, following another Town corner, the ball was cleared up field for Boafa who opted to shoot instead of passing and sent his effort over the top.

Town: Wilberforce, Wright, Brunton, Phillips, Eeles, Kemp, Lyon, Lee (c), Burdick (Rhodes 65), Bennett (Harrison 86), Hogg (Owen 46).

Man of the match: Tom Lee

THIS Saturday lowly Arnold Town are the visitors to Queensgate, then on Tuesday, Town have a President’s Cup semi final date at Tadcaster Albion with Farsley awaiting the winners in the final.