BRID v BORO: Cook: ‘We created the better chances’

Bridlington Town v Scarborough Athletic
Bridlington Town v Scarborough Athletic

Bridlington manager Mitch Cook felt his side created the better chances, but agreed a draw was probably the fairest result.

Bridlington manager Mitch Cook felt his side created the better chances, but agreed a draw was probably the fairest result.

He said: “Obviously we are disappointed we didn’t win. I felt we were the better side and we certainly created the better chances.

“I was gutted for Scott Phillips, on another day he would have had a hat-trick but he will learn from that and about not getting involved with things off the pitch.

“Even with 10 men we tried to win the game and created a great opportunity at the end. We knew there was a chance we would concede goals if we attacked, but you have to give Scarborough credit too.

“They are good going forward and have quality players in so many areas. I’ve read some people talking about long balls, but nobody accuses David Beckham of playing a long ball when he fires a 70-yard pass.

“Given the resources they have, Scarborough are string all over the park. Like us, they have players who could be in a league or two higher. We played well, and had to cope with losing our most consistent player of the season Wayne Aziz before half time.

“Then Tom Fleming was sent off with 10 minutes to go. I’m not here to criticise referees but I think he had been watching too much Champions League football because we had the similar incident with Nani and I don’t think many people agreed that was a red card.”

“He was probably delighted it was Tom Fleming. There was a similar incident a few minutes earlier when Tom nearly had a boot to the head and the ref ignored it. There wasn’t an ounce of malice in what Tom did.

“It didn’t do the game any favours and I don’t think the game deserved a red card.

“I think a draw was a fair result. I thought our chances were easier and better, but Chris Jenkinson cleared a shot off the line and it could have gone either way.

“We haven’t written anything off. We will try to win our remaining games, starting at barton Town, and if we get 21 more points we will see what happens. But it is going to be hard because we have two very good sides above us.

“Scarborough needed a draw and they got it. That’s not to say they played for a draw, but the result suited them better than us.”