Revenge is so sweet for Brid
BRIDLINGTON Town managed a league victory over Hemsworth Miners’ Welfare – at the fifth attempt.
Town secured the 3-0 win after withstanding an early barrage as the visitors started the game as if they intended repeating the 4-2 successes they achieved on their previous two visits to Queensgate at least. They had eight attempts at goal in the first half compared to the Seasiders’ three but all too often were unable to get them on target and Town led 1-0 at half-time.
The second half was of the opposite trend with the hosts more in command.
In the first 15 minutes the Wells were quicker to the ball and were awarded two free-kicks close to the Town penalty area.
The first was high and wide but the second caused more problems with Lewis Dennison heading it off the line via the bar.
The wind favoured in-swinging corners for Town and, after Chris Adams had sent one from the left wing, Joe Mcfadyen struck the bar from the opposite side.
Tom Jackson was injured when he collided with a post as he made a save from Brad Dockerty. He then came out to the edge of his area to block from Nash Connolly.
Connolly was booked in the 34th minute when he stopped Mike Thompson’s run. The resultant free-kick was cleared off the line but Fraser Papprill, with his back to goal, sent an overhead kick past the defenders and keeper Danny Rusling.
The Seasiders finished the half on the front foot and Rusling was shown a yellow card for handling the ball outside his penalty area.
Hemsworth started the second half as they did the first but there was no support when Seon Ripley put the ball across the six-yard box and minutes later was thwarted by a well-timed tackle from Papprill. The ensuing corner was tipped over the bar by Jackson.
Twelve minutes into the half Town worked the ball across the field and after Nathan Modest played it out to Dennison on the right his cross to the far post was headed home by Jake Day.
Ten minutes from the end the keeper lost possession in his penalty area and Mcfadyen took full advantage by collecting the ball and turning to fire into the bottom corner to give Town the three points that saw them replace Hemsworth in fourth position while the visitors dropped to sixth.