Town boss relieved by postponement

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Even though their match was called off on Saturday, there was no rest for Bridlington Town’s squad.

Manager Gary Allanson said that he was not too upset that freezing conditions caused the game with Garforth Town to be postponed, because it gave his players time to recover from niggling injuries.

Allanson said: “We were pleased it was called off to be honest as we were really struggling with injuries.

“We managed to get a training session in an indoor facility which went really, really well, the attitudes and commitment of the players were brilliant and we have a great bunch of young men with great values who feel it is a real privilege to play for Bridlington Town.

“They are becoming closer and closer with every training session and match, they are together and this is creating a real buzz and great team spirit.

“At times when a game is called off it gives you time to sit back, evaluate and reflect where you are. We currently sit sixth in the league and even though we have played more games than most, our points are in the bag and we are in the quarter final of the East Riding Cup.

“We knew it was going to be a difficult season because of the amount of players we brought in, and the age of the players.

“We have had some ups and downs and would have loved to have gone further in the Vase and FA Cup but because these fixtures come early in the season it didn’t give us enough time to get a settled side.

“We feel we are not far off now and if we can keep the majority of the players, I think next season will be a very good one for us.”