BRIDLINGTON TOWN: Cook’s Corner

9th March  2013'Tadcaster Albion v Bridlington.'Pictured Tadcasters Scott McGrory is sent flying in this tackle'Picture by Gerard Binks
9th March 2013'Tadcaster Albion v Bridlington.'Pictured Tadcasters Scott McGrory is sent flying in this tackle'Picture by Gerard Binks

The views of Bridlington Town manager Mitch Cook after the 1-0 defeat at Tadcaster.

“I THOUGHT the ref made the right decision to play the game. The pitch was playable and on the day I thought we would have done well to get out with a draw.

“The best team won. We didn’t really create much and despite the pitch, Tadcaster played good football.

“Performance-wise, we didn’t deserve the three points but it was not because of a lack of effort.

“The lads came off the pitch gutted because we worked hard but it was just one of those days when things didn’t go our way.

“You can’t complain about the result though.

“Look at the league table and it is now fair to say we are third favourites for the league.

“It is always best to have the points on the board and not rely on others to make a mistake. Our fortune has been in our hands for such a long time and now it isn’t.

“We could win all our remaining games and still not win the league.

“Maybe that will mean a little of the pressure will come off us now.

“Tuesday’s game at Arnold was called off early enough for us all to make arrangements.

“It is never a place you want to have to travel to in midweek at any time, but all credit to them for making an early decision.

“There was no way Nathan Cook would have played on Tuesday.

“We trained last Thursday, which we don’t usually do after a Tuesday match, and right at the end of the session he went over on his ankle.

“He was in hospital on Friday morning and had to miss work, but the X-ray showed it wasn’t broken, but there is ligament damage.

“He is usually a quick healer, but we don’t know how long it will be. Another three or four days of rest might mean he is OK for Hall Road Rangers on Saturday.

“It was good to have the new players from Beverley Town with us on the bench on Saturday after their game was called off. It shows they want to be part of it. Mike Jones was supposed to be there too but was stuck at work in Manchester.

“I was delighted to hear the club, the chairman, Gordon Gillott and Dave Grosse won awards at the Free Press Sports Awards.

“Peter has no connection with Bridlington and doesn’t need to do anything for the town, and but for him we wouldn’t be what we are or where we are. Outstanding Contribution says it all to me.

“All the awards were very well deserved and it shows the stature of the club in this town. It is just a shame we can’t find more support.”