Winning start to the season for firsts and thirds

Bridlington 3rds got off to a winning start.
Bridlington 3rds got off to a winning start.

Bridlington’s first team travelled to Hull for their first game of the winter season, against Wilberforce Kestrels.

The teams appeared evenly matched for the opening moments of the game but Bridlington converted Kestrels centre to score the first goal.

Sarah Porritt and Gaynor Wallace were secure in their shooting, to end the first quarter 10-4 ahead.

The Bridlington defence of Michelle Baron and Xti Milner were relentless during the second quarter preventing any score by the home team.

The centre court players, Marie Lyons, Naomi Turton and Liz Stuart, ensured safe passing to maintain the lead giving a score of 16-4 at the end of the first half.

The second half saw a change of GA from Porritt to Stuart making little difference to the continuing goal difference.

This change carried forward to the fourth quarter to end the match 25-7 to Bridlington.

Newly-formed Bridlington 3rds started the season by travelling to Goole Hurricanes to make their debut.

The game started at a rapid speed with the Hurricanes living up to their name and securing the first goal.

Despite Bridlington not having much possession of the first quarter they managed to keep the score level at 4-4.

In the second quarter, GK and captain Carrie Clark was relishing every chance of a rebound to gain possession back and swiftly finding Jo Marson, whose strong passes down the court found Jean Thornton and Beth Crawshaw, and eventually GA Kerry Scruton’s hard work paid off and she scored for Bridlington.

Unfortunately, the home team’s rapid passing resulted in a three-goal lead to end 8-5.

After a slow start for Bridlington and few position changes, they came back fighting and some slick passing found the attackers at the corners of the court guaranteeing further goals from Hannah Rowe and Courtney Tindall.

The Bridlington team spirit and determination continued into the final quarter as the home team seemed to be slowing down and the home’s GD called time, going off injured after some competitive passing from Bridlington in their scoring end.

Bridlington powered on with three further goals in the last minutes to complete a brilliant first match for the team, with a 13-11 win.

Player of the match: Kerry Scruton