Bridlington 3rds travelled to Driffield 4ths on Saturday with a very strong side, and came away with a convincing 56-0 derby win.
Boosted by the late availability of Tom Benninger in the backs, their superiority showed immediately. From the first scrum, it was clear that the Brid pack would dominate the game.
A scrum taken against the head brought the Brid backs into play. Micheal Clayton drove forward right to the line and off-loaded to Marc Chapman who scored in the corner.
From the dropped restart, Brid again won the scrum and fed Clayton. He again made the hard yards and passed to Eddie Morrell. He could not make the line but Robin Shepherdson was on hand to take the pass and score. Tom Milnes converted.
Shepherdson got his second soon after from another surge from the pack, Milnes again converting to make it 19-0.
Driffield put together a few passages of play and got into their opponents’ 22. The ball was spilled and Benninger picked it up and ran 70 metres through the defence to score. Milnes again converted.
Just before half-time, Benninger set off again. This time he was stopped but Tom Harwood was right with him to receive the scoring pass.
The second half started the same as the first with Brid driving forward. A penalty conceded on the Driffield five-metre line was tapped quickly and passed. Eventually it reached Jordan Goodman who scored his first try in only his second game.
Clayton scored next after a good break by Morrell to take the score to 41-0.
Still commanding at the front, the Brid forwards took a maul over the Driffield line and Milnes was awarded a try.
It was inevitable that another score was coming. Forwards pushing Driffield back made the platform for the backs to be released.
The ball came to Jeremy Garnett who made no mistake in scoring his first try for Brid to take them over the half-century mark
Garnett also had a hand in the final try when he passed to Benninger.
Although under the cosh for the whole game, Driffield never gave up and deserve respect for playing 100 percent, knowing they were light in a number of positions.
Man of the match was awarded to Tom Harwood for his support play throughout the game.
Back at Dukes Park, Bridlington 2nds took on Driffield’s third team, but were beaten 22-0.
This Saturday, Bridlington second and third team players are combining for an away fixture against Hornsea’s first team,
Squad: Robin Shepherdson, Matty Faulkner, Mark Floyd, Aaron Baker, Billy Carter, Michael Ridsdale, Tom Harwood, Joe Franks, Ian Winterbottom, Tom Kemp, Jake Cooper, Michael Nugent, Scott Stevens, Nigel Cloherty, Josh Raynor, Connor Williamson, Tom Milnes, Louis Cunliffe, Tom Bennett, Micheal Clayton, Sam Wragg, Lee Warley, Wayne Atkinson.
Meet at 12:30pm for a 2:15pm kick-off.