COOK’S CORNER

Stuart Rice v Parkgate
Stuart Rice v Parkgate

The views of Brid Town manager Mitch Cook after a 5-2 defeat to Parkgate

“When you look at the team on paper, we put a strong 11 out but nobody performed.

“We got off to the best possible start. It shouldn’t have led to complacency but everybody had a bad day.

“The warm-up wasn’t particularly good and we just weren’t at the races.

“We all held our hands up but that is to take nothing away from Parkgate.

“I said before the game that we were playing a good team and now they are only four points behind us, having played the same number of games.

“They are in form, have scored 11 goals in two games, of course they could win this league.

“Every game now is a cup final. We are not going to win every game 5-0 or 6-0 and play brilliant football.

“Teams will try to restrict us and hope we make a mistake. We all make mistakes. None of us did it deliberately on Saturday.

“We need everyone to get behind us for the rest of the season.”

Speaking after the 6-0 win over Nostell Miners Welfare on Tuesday night, Mitch said: “We got the response we wanted, and we have done that in the past this season when we have been beaten.

“We played well, we passed the ball around well and we created chances, while restricting them to just one effort.

“It was a good all round performance. Josh Greening played particularly well, Billy Logan and Nathan Cook impressed and Craig Hogg scored a wonder goal.

“We have spoken to the squad members about how some of them will have to be patient and that we are not going to pick the same team every week so they will get their chance.

“We will make little chances here and there and it was good to see Stuart Rice get his first goal for Bridlington.

“He has been unfortunate not to be able to settle in since his move, because of his sending off on his debut and then the bad weather but he deserved his chance last night.

“Wayne Aziz came back in too and he has been one of our most consistent performers, although Craig Suddaby has come in and done well.

“We are lucky that we have 16 or 18 players who can all do well at this level and many can play in different positions.

“Tadcaster will be another tough game. We had them watched at Pickering on Saturday and they are a big, strong, aggressive team.

“I was hoping to have them watched against Parkgate on Wednesday night too.

“We are well aware of how good they are, because they beat us at home, and they are still near the top of the league, despite a few recent defeats.

“We’ve got to go there and win the game. That is our aim.”