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Brid Beat League Leaders But Boro and Blues Held

Brid Beat League Leaders But Boro and Blues Held

Published by Yorkshire Coast Radio News at 10:24am 5th January 2020. (Updated at 11:55pm 5th January 2020)

Bridlington Town are firmly in the Northern Counties East League Premier promotion race after a dramatic 4-3 win over leaders Penistone Church, at the Hudgell Solicitors Stadium, on Saturday.

Brett Agnew's men led inside nine minutes when Tom Waudby struck, but their Sheffield opponents hit back midway through the first half.  However, ex Scarborough Athletic striker Billy Logan put Brid back ahead, three minutes later, only for Church to level seconds before half-time.

Waudby put the men in red ahead for a third time, just four minutes into the second half and Chris Adams gave them a two-goal cushion, when he struck, six minutes later. However, the pacesetters pulled a late third back, but it was too little, too late.

The victory puts Agnew's men seven points behind Penistone, with four games in hand. They sit seventh in a congested table where the top three will be promoted to the BetVictor NPL.

Meanwhile, in the BetVictor NPL Premier Division, Scarborough Athletic had to settle for a draw with Stalybridge Celtic, at the Flamingo Land Stadium.

The North West outfit had led late in the first half, but Ryan Watson's strike claimed a share of the spoils for the Seadogs.

Whitby Town were also held, having to battle back twice, after falling behind inside two minutes, to Gainsborough Trinity.

Chris Hardy's men levelled through Paul Blackett's effort in first half injury time. They fell behind again, though, at the Towbar Express Stadium, and needed a Jake Hackett penalty, to rescue a point, five minutes from time.

In rugby, there were defeats for Scarborough, after conceding a late try to Kendal, 27-24 and Bridlington, who were edged out 26-17 at Pontefract.


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