NFU v Bridlington Town (ERSC F)

East Riding Senior Cup Final,  Tuesday 13 May 2014 at the Roy West Centre

North Ferriby United 5-2 Bridlington Town


NFU – Fry 20, A Wilson 71, 73, 84 pen, Emerton 85.

Bridlington – Sutton 38 pen, Hogg 76.

A hatrick from Anthony Wilson and goals from Russell Fry and Danny Emerton helped North Ferriby United beat Bridlington Town 5-2 in a highly entertaining East Riding Cup Final.

The Villagers started brightly and set the tone for the first half as early as the 2nd minute, Tim Taylor linked up well with Danny Clarke whose well struck shot was turned behind by Dobson in the Bridlington goal.  Danny Emerton’s corner was volleyed just wide by Wilson, Nathan Peat cut in from the left and his drive was well held by Dobson.  Bridlington defended well with Ramm clearing when Taylor was about to pounce.  It was no surprise when Ferriby took the lead in the 20thminute.  Clarke and Wilson linked up well and when Wilson was upended on the edge of the penalty area, Russell Fry stepped up and curled a delightful free kick into the right hand corner.

Ferriby continued to press Emerton played in Clarke and Ramm came to the rescue again clearing the ball off the line.  Wilson headed over Bruce’s cross.  The Bridlington goal had a remarkable escape in the 30th minute, Wilson cut in from the left, his drive was well saved by Dobson, the rebound fell to Clarke whose clever flick came back off the post.  In the ensuing scramble De Laryea, Clarke and Fry were all denied by great last ditch defending by Jenkinson and his fellow defenders. 

On the rare occasions that Bridlington got forward Hogg and Sutton looked lively up front.  The North East Counties side stunned the Villagers in the 38the minute when Sutton got clear of the defence and was brought down by Anderson.  The striker got up and fired the ball past Pecora for the equaliser.

This didn’t stop the flow of the game as Ferriby tried to get back in front before half time, Matt Wilson’s overhead kick flew over the bar, Emerton lobbed the keeper but Jenkinson got back to clear off the line and then Wilson’s stringing volley from the resultant corner hit the chest of Dobson and flew to safety.  1-1 at the interval.

The start of the second half was much more even but Ferriby still had the better of the chances.  Jenkinson again made a fine tackle to deny Wilson.  The Villagers regained the lead in the 71st minute with a fine bit of football, Louis Bruce’s right wing cross was left by McMahon for Anthony Wilson to head in.  Ferriby looked to have made the game safe in the 73rd minute when Russell Fry broke away down the right hand side and squared the ball for Wilson to side foot home.

Three minutes later Bridlington were back in it.  A fine angled drive from Craig Hogg flew over Pecora and nestled in the left hand side of the net to make it 3-2.  As Bridlington’s spirited resistance started to fade Ferriby started to create more chances.  A mazy run from Emerton saw him beat three players before another Jenkinson block denied him a goal.  Two minutes later Wilson set up McMahon who was brought down by Ramm.  From the resultant penalty Wilson sent Dobson the wrong way to complete his hatrick.  Ferriby wrapped up their 19th East Riding Cup win in the 85th minute when Danny Emerton got the goal his performance deserved, he was played in down the right, beat Dobson to the ball and finished from a narrow angle.

NFU:  Antoni Pecora, Louis Bruce, Nathan Peat, Jon De Laryea, Gregg Anderson, Matt Wilson (Mark Gray 58), Danny Clarke (c), Russell Fry, Anthony Wilson, Tim Taylor (Louis McMahon 55), Danny Emerton (Dean Lisles 90).  Subs not used:  Adam Nicklin, Paul Robson.

Bridlington Town:  Phil Dobson, Joel Ramm, Dean Craig, Ash Allanson (Darren Rooks 34), Chris Jenkinson (c), Craig Palmer (Adam Crane 17), Rickki Paylor, Wayne Aziz, Craig Hogg (Johnny Morritt 90), Joel Sutton, Tom Lee.  Subs not used:  Danny Brunton, Paul Fraser.

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