at the Welfare Ground, Church Street, Armthorpe
Gary Collier 3
Bridlington Town (2) 2
Jake Day 36, Brett Agnew 45+
Admission £5. Programme £1.50
But 'Wellie were in front in the third minute when Gary Collier timed his run well to stay onside and lobbed the ball over Mick Baxter as he advanced from his line, from just outside the left hand side of the 'Brid' area.
Chris Adams left wing cross for the visitors, struck JoshGibbons and went behind for a corner, amid some very loud appeals for a "handball!" But JackWalters left wing delivery went out of play before any of his teammates had a chance to add a finishing touch.
It was only a matter of time until 'Brid' were on level terms as they came closer and closer to turning their dominance into goals.
But there was very little that Copley could do in the thirty sixth minute when Day crashed the ball into the roof of the net from outside the area, to put the visitors on level terms. It had been coming.
And in first half stoppage time, Copley did well to block Jamie Forrester's close range shot, but the ball broke free to Agnew who tapped the ball into the open goal to put the Seasiders ahead.
HT: Wellie 1 v Seasiders 2
Armthorpe spent most of the second half repelling virtually relentless pressure in their own final third, but the visitors simply couldn't supply the finishing touch.
The home side were having to content themselves with a rare counter attack every now and then, but although their seemed to be little that they could do about it, they had at least found that 'Brid' were looking slightly vulnerable against quick breaks down the flanks.
Day hit the post from Forrester's through ball and Chris Gowen did well to clear the Brid number ten's next chance off the line.
In the final minute, the visitors were almost made to regret their lacklustre showing in front of Armthorpe's goal, when Collier picked out Kearsley in front of the 'Brid' goal, but Baxter tipped his shot over the bar.
And that was that... the Seasiders had held out for a narrow win right at the end, but in truth, they really ought to have been several goals in front, well before then, given the amount of chances they squandered.
FT: Armthorpe Welfare 1 v Bridlington Town 2
Armthorpe have three Premier Division games left to go. They're at home against Hemsworth Miners Welfare on Saturday, before travelling to Clipstone on the penultimate weekend of the season, before champions elect Cleethorpes Town visit on Saturday 29th May, which will be the 'Wellie's' final game before they move into Division One.
The Seasiders have also qualified for the East Riding Senior Cup Final and will face Hull City at Hall Road Rangers ground Haworth Park on Wednesday 10th May.