Having lost to league leaders Withernsea the week before, Bridlington Marauders had to face second-placed Hessle with a number of key players unavailable.
A number of those left behind had to play out of position, so the task became even more difficult, and it was no surprise that the visitors won 36-13 at Dukes Park,
Hessle were quick to assert their authority on the match with a converted try, as Bridlington, were still trying to gel together.
Bridlington soon settled into the game, and the forwards had the scrum taken away from them, as it was uncontested scrums from the start.
The backs had to defend well, to give the forwards a chance to join them.
The lineout however, gave Bridlington good a platform from which to attack, which they did on many occasions. Hessle’s ill discipline began to increase, as Bridlington made good ground throughout the game, earning them a number of yellow cards.
During one of these periods Bridlington attacked with numbers, the forwards driving at the defence, winning a couple of penalties, before prop Robin Shepherdson, was driven over the line for Bridlington’s only try of the match.
Unfortunately, towards the end of the game, Hessle, were able to break through Bridlington’s stubborn defence, on a number of occasions to score a tries.
Bridlington’s man of the match was Tim Atkin, who successfully kicked the conversion after Shepherdson’s try, as well as a couple of penalties.
The final score flattered the visitors, as it was a close battle for most of the game.