GARY’S GOSSIP

Scott Phillips v Armthorpe

Scott Phillips v Armthorpe

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The view’s of Bridlington Town boss Gary Allanson after Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Armthorpe

“A VERY difficult game on Saturday and we need to try and start converting draws into wins

“Even though we have lost only one league game in our last nine we have drawn four of those and we are starting to slip down the table.

“It was another game where, if I am being honest, we ended up being happy with a draw at the end and was very similar to the FA Vase game last season.

“In the first half we looked OK and could have gone in 4-0 up but we weren’t as ruthless in the box.

“Second half we were bombarded with long, direct balls into their 6ft 5ins striker who was a real handful all afternoon.

“It was like watching Watford from the 1970s, but they forced us deeper and deeper and gradually wore us down.

“We couldn’t get out of our own half and when we did we were caught with silly offsides and we couldn’t hold the ball up so it just came straight back down our throats.

“Some of the midfield went missing and our quality went and unfortunately they seemed to want it more than us,

“We had a good discussion at the end of the game where some passion came through and showed the players care which is what you want.

“Hopefully we can turn it around on Tuesday then two tough away trips follow so it is going to be very difficult.

“I think we are missing a striker in the Craig Burdick role at the minute who works his socks off, puts defenders under pressure and holds the ball up really well.

“We are still looking to bring the right sort of player in to the club and we have one or two irons in the fire.

“On the injury front it was good to see Ash Allanson complete his first 90 minutes since August so he will start getting fitter now with the more games we play.

“Lee Wright did well when he came on and seems to be fully recovered, Dave Kemp had a very good debut and is in similar mould as Carl Giblin.

“Scott Phillips had a good first half but faded in the second and maybe he needs to work on his fitness more.”