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Bridlington Town East Riding Cup Semi Final Postponed

Bridlington Town's East Riding Senior Cup Semi Final against Sculcoates Amateurs has been postponed.

The tie was due to kick off at 7:30pm tonight at the neutral venue of Roy West Centre, home of East Riding FA.

In a post on social media the club say

"We have been notified by East Riding FA that this afternoon's East Riding Senior Cup Semi Final tie against Sculcoates Amateurs has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

The game has been rearranged for Tuesday 19th March."

Sculcoates have had an excellent season so far, having lost just one league game against 1st placed Club Thorne. Their 43 points is just three less than the table-toppers, and therefore with 10 league games remaining, the race of the Humber Premier League title is well and truly on.

That defeat came all the way back in September, losing 2-1 after trailing 1-0 at half time. Having gone over five months without a loss, Sculcoates will be determined to keep up their exceptional run.

They have also won their last three league games, picking up a couple of 3-0 victories over Hessle Rangers and East Riding Rangers, before beating LIV Supplies 4-3 in a seven-goal thriller.

Due to a postponed match against East Riding Rangers, Sculcoates last match was in fact the East Riding Senior Cup Quarter Final. It was a memorable night for the club, as they faced Northern Counties East Division One side Beverley Town.

Despite conceding an early goal, Sculcoates showed great character to come from behind against a side doing well in the league above them, eventually winning 2-1 to progress to the semi-final.

After having a bye into the second round, Sculcoates Amateurs had to get past Hedon Rangers in order to face Beverley, which they did so emphatically with a 6-1 victory.

Similarly, the Seasiders also had a bye, before picking up 3-0 victories against Humber Premier League sides East Riding Rangers and Hessle Sporting Club, respectively.

Since the Hessle game, Bridlington Town have had three Northern Premier League East matches. After a 2-1 home defeat against Sheffield and a midweek 5-0 thrashing away from home against Carlton Town, a reaction was needed.

Adrian Costello certainly got that in terms of the performance, as his side worked tirelessly for the full 90 minutes against Brighouse on a very tough pitch. However, they were left to settle for a point in a 2-2 draw, despite taking the lead twice through substitute Ellis Barkworth.

Despite Sculcoates being in much better form than Seasiders, and them beating a higher-level opposition in the previous round, the expectation is still on Bridlington Town to progress to the final, as they play three leagues above Sculcoates, and should have more than enough quality to get the win.

Similarly, the other Semi Final is between Northern Premier League side North Ferriby and Humber Premier League side Pocklington Town, and will be played on Tuesday 12th March. The expectation will be on North Ferriby to get through, though Pocklington will be determined to cause an upset, as will Sculcoates.

Costello will have more options to choose from for the game, as Will Sutton and Danny Boateng, who both couldn’t play against Hessle Sporting due to competition rules, can now be registered for the semi-final.

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