Bridlington Town AFC vs Hemsworth Miners Welfare FC

Match Details

League: Toolstation Northern Counties East Football League
Teams: Bridlington Town AFC vs Hemsworth Miners Welfare FC
Social Media: @BridTownAFC @HemsworthMWFC @NCEL
3pm Saturday 2nd of December
Tickets: £6 Adults, £3 Concessions/U16

Match Preview

Bridlington come into this match from a 2-2 draw with Pickering Town thanks to two second half goals from Jake Day. Unfortunately they also come into this match a player down.

Bridlington Town announced yesterday that forward Brett Agnew has moved up the leagues and joined North Ferriby United. We wish Brett all the best and thank him for entertaining us at the matches we were lucky enough to see him play. A big congratulations also goes to Curtis Woodhouse for managing to keep hold of Brett for this long!

Saturday’s game gives a few players further down the pecking order the opportunity to step into the void left. This is a great opportunity for some fringe players to show their worth and win the number 9 shirt.

Hemsworth Miners Welfare FC make the trip from West Yorkshire coming from a 2-2 draw. Their draw, however, came from going ahead twice. This may offer little comfort to Bridlington as Hemsworth have scored 14 more goals in 1 less game. Luckily for Bridlington the majority of these goals came at The Fitzwilliam Stadium rather than away.

Taking a look at the league tables it appears Hemsworth struggle more on the road, but have made The Fitzwilliam Stadium a fortress, only drawing and losing one game there all season. It will be down to Bridlington to take the game to Hemsworth and try to extend the two-match unbeaten run. Bridlington’s last home game ended in a 2-0 win, so they have the opportunity build on this home form.

Hemsworth will be making a 3 hour round trip to visit Bridlington. We’re hoping they will be greeted by the usual great atmosphere of the Hudgell Solicitors Stadium.

Hemsworth Miners Welfare FC

A little information about the visitors:

The club was established in 1981 after Hemsworth Colliery Football Club folded the year before. The new club joined Division Three of the Doncaster & District Senior League. A third-place finish in 1985–86 saw the club promoted to Division Two, and another third-place finish the following season resulted in a second successive promotion to Division One. In 1987–88 they were Division One runners-up, securing a third straight promotion and entry to the Premier Division.

Hemsworth won the Premier Division Cup in 1994–95, after which they joined the West Riding County League. In 1996–97 they won the Division title and the Division One Cup and were promoted to the Premier Division.The following year they won the Premier Division Cup, a feat repeated in 2001. In 2007–08 a fourth-place finish in the Premier Division was enough to earn promotion to Division One of the Northern Counties East League. They were Division One champions in 2015–16, earning promotion to the Premier Division.

You can learn more about the history of the club from their Website, or from Wikipedia (as sourced above).