Allanson: ‘What a difference a week makes’

FA Vase: Penrith 1 Bridlington Town 2

FA Vase: Penrith 1 Bridlington Town 2

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Town manager Gary Allanson was thrilled at the turnaround in his side’s performance in the 2-1 FA Vase win at Penrith, after league defeats to Nostell and Tadcaster.

He said: “What a difference a week makes. Our last home performance against Nostell was unbelievably poor, we had a long discussion after the game and seriously questioned where we all wanted to get to.

“These players are honest and genuine and gave all the right answers, I questioned my role and what I wanted out of managing this football club. We agreed between us all we were all on the same wavelength and aiming for the same goals.

“We had a good training session on Thursday where we worked on a few things and got prepared for the long trip to Penrith in the Vase.

“They were lying fourth in the Northern League and were in good form. It was a long journey for us, the facilities and the pitch was very good and was well suited to the way we play,

“We had two goals from Duka who has been brilliant in his last two games for us.

“We looked solid and organised all over the pitch and looked very confident when in possession of the ball.

“Having said that Penrith played their part and they were a good footballing side.

“It was a fantastic long journey home, sometimes a journey like that brings everybody tighter as a group of people not just footballers.

“Hopefully this has turned our season around and we can really push on from here.”