Fightback keeps title dream alive

Chris Jenkinson in action in the defeat at Staveley. Picture by Lea Houlihan.

Chris Jenkinson in action in the defeat at Staveley. Picture by Lea Houlihan.

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JUST when it looked like they had thrown the league title away, Bridlington Town produced another of their astonishing comebacks at Armthorpe Welfare on Tuesday night.

JUST when it looked like they had thrown the league title away, Bridlington Town produced another of their astonishing comebacks at Armthorpe Welfare on Tuesday night.

Losing 2-0 at half-time and reeling from a late defeat at Staveley at the weekend, the Seasiders turned the game around to win 4-2.

It leaves them two points clear of Retford United, who have a game in hand, but who visit Queensgate on the last day of the season.

Manager Mitch Cook praised Ash Allanson after the midfielder inspired Bridlington’s remarkable fightback at Armthorpe.

“I’m not one for singling out individuals usually, but Ash Allanson was brilliant. He took the bull by the horns and everybody around him responded.

“It was the best I have seen him play since I was in charge,” said Cook.

“In the first half we looked like we had a few nerves. They had two shots and scored twice while we missed a few chances.

“We said a few things at half time to try to take the pressure off, told them to play freely and everything clicked.

“We said we had been in this position before and proved we could come back and win.

“The last two games are against Brighouse, who are third, and Retford, who are second, so it couldn’t be much harder.

“But they are both at home, which is what we would want, and I’m sure the league are happy they have a thrilling finale in prospect.”