Bridlington Town vs Worksop Town FC

July 6, 2019
Score: 1 - 3

Match Report

Tigers open their preseason with a win in East Riding.

Worksop Town began their preparation for the forthcoming season with a convincing 3-1 win over Bridlington Town.

A brace from Karkach and a late Jordan finish won the game for the Tigers, despite being pegged back after the first goal was scored.

The Tigers had the first opportunity of the contest. Matthew Templeton won a free-kick on the edge of the area and subsequently, floated the ball towards the back stick where Matt Reay rose highest.

Worksop Town opened the scoring after nineteen minutes when Templeton delivered another delightful ball towards the back post where Karkach lost his marker and coolly volleyed past the goalkeeper.

However, the Tigers were pegged back instantly as a minute later, Bridlington equalised. Nathan Walker escaped the attention of the Worksop backline and was slipped through on goal by Greening where Walker stroked the ball past Leverton.

Six minutes later, Worksop went back into the lead thanks to a second from Karkach. Right-back Deegan Atherton played the ball to Gascoigne who returned the favour and slid the ball through to the youngster who drilled a cross towards the penalty spot where Karkach deposited a curling effort into the bottom corner.

The opponents’ new signing Josh Greening almost replied to make the scores level again however, he saw his shot from an acute angle bend just wide of the far post.

On the half hour mark, Leon Mettam sharply turned his man before firing just inches wide of the upright.

On the stroke of half-time, Walker again burst into the box, but as he pulled the trigger, Steve Wankiewicz got across and made a fantastic challenge to deny the winger.

The Tigers made 6 changes at the break and also had the first chance of the second period. Templeton cut in from the right and bent a cross that was slightly over-hit which meant the ball travelled over the goalkeeper’s head, but unfortunately it whistled just pass the top corner.

Bridlington went down the other end and almost found the leveller. Matt Broadley jolted past his marker before dragging his shot past the far post.

Broadley, known for his quick feet, used his head this time to try and steer a chance at goal however, his header was saved by Warhurst.

Just after the hour point, Michael Trench raced upfield to latch onto a pass from Jordan, but the full-back fizzed his effort onto the post.

With ten minutes to go, the Tigers added a third. Creative midfielder Gascoigne poked the ball through to Kyle Jordan who calmly baited the ‘keeper off his line before dinking the ball over James Hitchcock.

Moments later, Gascoigne then sent Phillips through on goal, but the midfielder saw his shot saved.

The final chance fell to Brett Agnew as the prolific striker-cum-manager saw his header smartly saved by Warhurst.

Attendance: 156

Goals: Walker (20’); Karkach (19’, 26’), Jordan (81’)

Worksop Town: James Leverton (Hugo Warhurst), Deegan Atherton, Niall Smith (Michael Trench), Matt Reay, Steve Wankiewicz (Max Pemberton), Jed Phillips (Jack Brownell), Steve Woolley (Josh Hobson), Andrew Gascoigne (Kyle Jordan), Leon Mettam, Lynton Karkach, Matthew Templeton

By Devon Cash