Hall Road Rangers are out of the East Riding Senior Cup after they suffered a 4-0 Quarter-Final defeat against Bridlington Town.
The Seasiders took the lead in the 17th minute when Lewis Dennison slotted the ball past Rangers keeper Haydn Withill and into the back of the net. Ten minutes later, Bridlington doubled their lead through a well taken James Williamson header.
In the second half, Rangers started to get hold of the ball and looked to create some opportunities of their own. However, they were restricted to half chances and didn’t really trouble former Rangers keeper James Hitchcock in the Seasiders goal.
Bridlington increased their lead in the 74th minute courtesy of a Nick Hutton strike. Just before full-time, Dennison grabbed his second goal of the game to make it 4-0.
Hall Road Rangers: Withill, Pulford, J. Hall, Chaffer, Bullement (Waud 83‘), Andrew (C), Shepard (Harrison 63’), Wray, Miller (Iversen 75’), R. Hall, Oliver.
Subs Not Used: Davies, Phillips.
When asked for his post-match thoughts, Rangers boss Chris Burke said:
“I’m obviously disappointed for the lads. On the flip side of it, I’m also really, really proud of them. There’s going to be teams better than us that come here that Brid are going to beat 4-0.
I thought we stuck to the fundamentals and what was asked of them. A sloppy back pass for the first goal and a free header at the back post for the second goal are both tough ones to take. Obviously, we conceded two more in the second half when trying to get back into the game.
We’ve carried on trying to play and trying to do what we do. You’ve got to beat the best to be the best. We had the great result against Ferriby and we were obviously coming here confident especially with our league form as it is. You’ve got to hold your hands up. Brid are a good side and they’ve got some very good players.
I’m pleased for the young lads. We’ve got a lot of young lads in our team and this experience will have benefitted them. They’ve played in front of a few people and they’ve played on a decent pitch. That’s what they’re all aiming to do and they’re aiming to play at those higher levels.
They’ve put in a shift from the first minute to the 91st/92nd minute when the final whistle went. Overall, I’m really, really proud of them. One result doesn’t make a team a bad team. It’s also pleasing for the lads to receive some compliments off Adie, the coaching staff and some of the fans.
I asked them at the beginning to go out there and be proud of what you do. They’ve obviously done that with the compliments. That’s a big thing for me and I’m all about that. The result is disappointing, but Brid are a good side and I wish them all the best in the next round.”