Re­venge is so sweet for Brid

Hull Daily Mail - - SPORT -

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.

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