BRIDLINGTON TOWN: Cook’s Corner

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The views of Bridlington Town manager Mitch Cook after the 9-2 win against Lincoln Moorlands Railway and the 1-1 draw at Liversedge.

“WE ARE trying to maintain a level of performance.

“I know that at this stage of the season, everything is results-based, because that is what is important, but we have a really good, solid look about us.

“We have good players who want to play attractive football but we have become a bit more compact without losing the flair.

“You can’t show any disrespect to opponents but we know there are games we are expected to win. I want to win easily and that’s what we did on Saturday.

“I know it sounds out a message to our rivals, but I’m more concerned about the message it gives our players, It shows them we are full of goals and full of confidence.

“At Worksop in the league cup, for 70 or 80 minutes we were absolutely magnificent, even better than we played against Lincoln. We were away at a team fourth in the league and played them off the park but just couldn’t score.

“We have a hard run of games now and I think we have five games away at teams in the top half of the table.

“But we go into this period really well and full of confidence.

“It was disappointing to miss two penalties. I think six different players have missed eight or nine penalties this season, and we’ve been lucky it has probably only cost us once.

“I’m not happy we’ve missed so many and it ants sorting out. But in every case, be it Josh Greening, Billy Logan, Nathan Cook or whoever, I was always confident they would score.

“At Liversedge, we didn’t play very well. It was chalk and cheese to what we’d done against Worksop and Lincoln.

“Midweek away games are always difficult, you don’t know who will turn up for either side but we were at full strength this time and had enough chances to win two or three games.

“It was just one of those nights. Their goal was a poor one to concede and they hadn’t really had an effort at goal before that.

“But the disappointment was not scoring more ourselves. At the moment it is two points dropped, but it could end up being a crucial point gained.

“We have two new players from Beverley Town to help with midweeks, Asa Pardoe is a defender and Tyler Collishaw is a forward.

“Beverley manager Dave Ricardo has been brilliant with us. He told us about Collishaw when we asked about Pardoe, but they’ll both be playing for Beverley on Saturdays because they are going strong in their league.

“Saturday will be tough because Tadcaster are always strong, have brought in good players, and they beat us on the first day of the season.”