Town slip to surprise defeat at Nostell

Nostell Miners Welfare 4 Bridlington Town 2
Nostell Miners Welfare 4 Bridlington Town 2

This was a different game to the one played at Queensgate in September when Town ran out easy 7-2 winners.

It was also a completely different Nostell outfit as not one of their players, out of 70 registered, featured in both games.

Over half the players involved had made only single figure appearances.

The pitch was wet and tacky and cut up from the off. If any rain had fell during the day the game would have faced another postponement.

Nostell, who included former Bridlington goalkeeper Ben Saynor, were forced into an early substitution when Jamie Moxon limped off and it was Town who took the initiative having four attempts on goal without getting one on target.

After 25 minutes the visitors were stung by a sucker punch when skipper Simon Poole to fired home.

Five minutes later it got worse for Town as Annor was allowed a free header from a corner to double the score.

Nostell were quick on the break and after Dobson had beaten away a Matthew Johnson effort the same player shaved the crossbar.

Two minutes before half-time Ash Allanson gave away a free kick five yards outside the penalty area and Adam Hayton struck the kick straight into the top corner to complete a miserable half for the Seasiders’.

Early in the second half Brid made three substitutions and seemed more fired up making the Welfare work hard to keep their goal intact.

On 66 minutes Town pulled one back after Tom Lee had struck the woodwork leaving Joel Sutton the simple task of heading in from inside the six-yard box.

Two minutes later, however, the visitors were caught napping Adam Hayton struck home his second to restore his side’s three-goal lead and shortly afterwards Allanson was booked for a rash challenge on the number eight.

Eleven minutes from time Danny Brunton and Sutton worked the ball in and Craig Hogg flicked it on for Frank Belt to score.

At times following the substitutions another fight back seemed likely but Nostell held out and went close near the end through Johnson and Will Hayton.

The Seasiders’ now have to pick themselves up and put this poor performance behind them as they have a difficult trip on Saturday to face Heanor Town and the league’s leading marksman Kieran Debrouwer.