Mariners recover from poor start to beat Goole

Bridlington Mariners 26 Goole 10
Bridlington Mariners 26 Goole 10

Bridlington Mariners staged an excellent second-half comeback to beat Goole 26-10 at Dukes Park on Saturday.

The Mariners started poorly, giving away a number of penalties to the visitors. Goole had the wind at their backs in the first half, and they used it well, backing up the fact they were dominant in the lineout.

They kicked down field to the touch line whenever they had the chance, while Bridlington struggled to string phases together, allowing Goole the opportunity to turn the ball over.

Goole were quickly on the scoresheet with an unconverted try, followed by a second try before the home side could respond.

Bridlington however, began to keep more possession, causing Goole to now start to give away penalties. Tom Kemp stepped up twice to convert kicks, as Goole led 10-6 at half time.

Goole continued to infringe at the start of the second half, allowing Kemp to edge the Mariners in front. The home side were now beginning to get the upper hand in the match, and it wasn’t long before Michael Nugent made a short run down the touchline to score Bridlington’s first try.

A good line break by AJ Burrows set up an attacking platform, the forwards recycled the ball well, firing the ball along the back line for Will Davies to run in for a converted try.

Goole again had a good period of possession, but once again were able to gain points.

Mariners forwards began to pick and drive at the defence, and a break by Matty Faulkner eventually ended with Jack Bell driving for the line to score another unconverted try.