Beverley Town Reserves kept their title hopes alive with a convincing 5-1 win over Bridlington Town Reserves at Norwood.
Gaffer Ed Grady described his side’s performance as pleasing while also adding that his side is in a good position to clinch the title.
Speaking after the game Grady said;
“Overall this was a very pleasing performance and result for us. We are carrying on our form in 2019 and remain unbeaten.”
“I am confident that if we carry on playing the way we are we can win the title. That said we cannot take anything for granted.”
“We have a two-point advantage at the top of the table over Barton. Driffield also is still in the mix just three points behind us.”
Town’s second team were back at the Norwood Recreation Ground for the first time since the new pitch was laid. Grady’s side wasted no time in getting stuck in with first-half goals from Jez Hartley and Rob Northen.
Bridlington hit back early in the second half scoring in the first five minutes. However, parity was restored as Shaun Gibson restored the two-goal advantage with a free kick.
Better was to come from town as Hartley completed his brace before Gibson also got his second of the match in the closing stages.
While things on the pitch were going well, there were selection issues for the gaffer ahead of the game. Skipper Phil Gardner was dropped to the bench and the armband handed to Northen.
Grady Has Strong Words For Skipper And His Choices
Grady ruled out a rift with his skipper, he said;
“Gardner knew this was an important game for us. However, he chose to go out spending the night at a Bar Mitzvah. As a result of his choices he was not fit to play.”
“Our lives are fashioned by our choices. First, we make our choices. Then our choices make us.”
“As a club, we take this very seriously. While he may be the skipper we had 11 captains out there this week.”
Grady’s side returns to action next weekend when they host North Cave AFC.