It regarded like 2023 was going to kick off in fashion for Bridlington City however that is not how their afternoon ended on the Hudgell Solicitors Stadium.
Mike Thompson was left disenchanted together with his aspect’s displaying in opposition to Lincoln United, once they continued their poor begin to the brand new yr with a 3-1 defeat at residence.
Two modifications had been made to the beginning lineup, as key participant Will Sutton returned from suspension and Joe Norton got here in – the primary time we’ve got began with a entrance two all season.
An outstanding begin to the sport noticed the Seasiders take the lead after simply two minutes. After maintaining the ball nicely on the sting of the penalty space, the ball was unfold to the left flank. An outstanding ball completely discovered Norton on the again publish, who headed us into the lead.
After a difficult first 20 minutes, the guests labored their method into the sport, incomes a nook. It was whipped in from the left and their man was allowed a free header on the again publish, however he couldn’t convert. The ball was recycled however Shane Clarke’s highly effective strike was broad.
Two minutes later, veteran left-back Kallum Smith unleashed a robust strike from the left aspect of the penalty space, which flew into the correct hand aspect of the web, giving James Hitchcock no probability.
After half-an-hour, Hitchcock was compelled into a superb save when Tayo Alexander-Tucker, who regarded extremely harmful all afternoon, curled an effort in the direction of the correct aspect of the purpose.
Shortly after, centre again Callum Foster gave Lincoln United the lead with a looping header from the left hand aspect.
A mixture-up within the midfield allowed Lincoln skipper Matthew Cotton to be performed by in house, however Hitchcock saved nicely one-on-one, bringing Bridlington City into the break behind after a disappointing half.
Regardless of Lewis Dennison hitting the publish early into the second half, the hosts started the second half in an identical method to how the primary ended.
The Whites lead was doubled after 54 minutes, when a cross from the left discovered Jake Park, who beat his man to the ball and fired previous Hitchcock at shut vary.
It was one other let off for Bridlington, because the defence switched off and Park beat the offside lure, however he hit it straight at Hitchcock one-on-one.
Only a minute later, Dennison discovered himself with an enormous probability on the again publish for the hosts, nevertheless it was missed.
With three minutes of normal time remaining, Ali Aydemir whipped in a free kick from the correct flank and located Jack Bulless on the again publish, nevertheless it was saved. The ball got here again into the penalty space, and Jack Steggles did nicely to get a hand to Dennison’s acrobatic effort.
This proved to be the ultimate probability of the sport, seeing Lincoln United win 3-1 and take residence all three factors. The seasiders will probably be searching for an improved efficiency of their lengthy away journey to Lengthy Eaton United on Tuesday night time.
Star man: Lewis Dennison
Leisure score: 3 stars
Thompson spoke to Brid City TV after the sport: