Allanson: A great win when odds were against us

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Bridlington Town manager said Tuesday night’s 2-1 win at Thackley proved the great strides his side are making.

They went into the game on the back of two home defeats, and didn’t arrive at the ground until 25 minutes before kick off because of heavy traffic in West Yorkshire.

But goals from Ombeni Ruhanduka and Lewis Clarkson earned the Seasiders the three points.

Allanson said: “A very good performance and a great result for us, it was more comfortable than the scoreline suggests.

“We made it difficult for ourselves by gifting them a silly goal with one mistake and putting pressure on ourselves.

“They had started the season really well and had some very good results and we were a little low on confidence after two defeats, we didn’t arrive at the ground until 7:20pm, so it was all a bit manic and the odds were stacked against us, but the players worked really hard after the initial 15 minutes.

“We looked very strong down the spine of the team and James Hitchcock had a very commanding game in goal which set the team up with confidence to drive on.

“Craig Hogg had another magnificent game at centre back and he is like a new signing to us. His whole attitude has been brilliant and I can’t praise him enough.

“Unfortunately his body is falling to bits and we have to try and manage him, I think his new nickname of ‘Ledley King’ tells the full story.

“Overall from our first four games we are very satisfied with our performances and hopefully this is a start of a good run. We look solid, organised and hard to break down and we have a great threat wgoing forward and experience and quality in midfield.

“We feel we will get stronger as the season progresses and we have great strength in depth now.”