Seasiders striker Hogg celebrates 100 goals for Town

Craig Hogg is presented with a silver salver from Chairman Peter Smurthwaite in recognition of scoring 100 competitive goals for Bridlington Town.
Craig Hogg is presented with a silver salver from Chairman Peter Smurthwaite in recognition of scoring 100 competitive goals for Bridlington Town.

BRIDLINGTON Town striker Craig Hogg had 101 reasons to celebrate after his team thumped Hall Road Rangers last Wednesday evening.

The hot-shot from Hull hit a hat-trick at Dene Park, with his second goal being his 100th for the Seasiders.

Town manager Mitch Cook said: “We are delighted when any player reaches a milestone. Look at his record over the years, you know that if he gets a chance there is a strong chance he is going to take it.

“He has done it regularly over the past three years, and to have a player like Craig in your team is such an asset. I know he had to wait a little while to get to his 100th goal for us, but hopefully he can relax now.”

Hogg joined Bridlington during the title-winning 2009/10 season, arriving from neighbours Scarborough Athletic, where he had grabbed a further 47 goals.

Chairman Peter Smurthwaite presented Hogg with a silver salver to mark his achievement after Saturday’s home match with Maltby Main.

Smurthwaite said: “Craig has had a phenomenal record in the time he has been with us.

“He has also shown fantastic loyalty to stay with us even though he has been under pressure on a regular basis to sign for other teams.”