You wait eight years for a goal...

Thackley v Bridlington town
Thackley v Bridlington town

...AND two come along together.

Danny Brunton is a regular on the Bridlington Town teamsheet but not on the scoresheet.

So Bridlington’s fifth goal in their 9-1 win against Chalk Lane was something of a collector’s item because it came courtesy of last season’s player of the year.

And after waiting so long to get among the goals, Brunton made sure he wouldn’t leave it so long this time – netting again just six days later in Tuesday’s 2-2 draw at Selby.

Initially, the full back thought the strike against Chalk Lane was his first goal for the Seasiders, but then he realised he had netted before - but it was around eight years ago!

Brunton, who is sponsored by the Free Press this season, said: “I scored a couple of goals for Town in a brief spell I had with them just after leaving Scarborough FC about seven or eight years ago, including one in an FA Cup qualifying round game against Southport.

“But this was definitely my first since returning.

“I’ve scored a couple in friendlies but none in a competitive game. I remember because Tom Fleming keeps threatening me with running a naked mile when I don’t score in the season.

“The goal was only a three-yard tap in but it was Billy Logan the right back squaring it to the left back. Before that as well there were about 20 passes.”

Brunton’s rare goal came as Town routed their Humber Premier League opponents in the East Riding Senior Cup. Captain Fleming and sub Darren Clough scored hat-tricks and leading scorer Craig Hogg bagged the other two.