The views of Bridlington director of rugby Kieran Lawry
“I WAS extremely pleased to come up against an in-form Sheffield side who we made to look quite ordinary with our intensity, skill and over riding desire to win.
“Our visitors were quite happy to kick away a lot of possession with the aim of pinning us back at every opportunity whilst we attacked whenever possible and ended up playing all the rugby.
“The only negative from the match was that once again we gave the opposition a large lead and unfortunately this time it was just too much for us to overcome.
“Nevertheless we had the opportunity to win the game with two match winning kicks in the dying minutes, both of which were missed by the normally dependable Stevie Mellonby.
“It was great to see such a large crowd for our last Saturday match at Dukes Park and they witnessed a young team who has developed and grown enormously over the long season.
“What they also witnessed was a team that now refuses to give up and one that shows pride in wearing the Brid shirt.
“We now know that on our day we can be a match for any team in the league.
“Hopefully we can go on to win our final three matches of the season and finish on a real high with a top five place up for grabs.
“This finish starts tonight with our final home match against York, a team whom we narrowly lost to a fortnight ago away from home.
“The team showed some great glimpses of skill which gives me huge encouragement that the foundations have been laid to develop this side for next year.
“Saturday saw a massive effort from the whole team, with notable performances from Mark Floyd and Rob Medforth in the front row, Martin Robinson who directed the attacking play well and Gareth Roberts who has improved greatly since his move to university.
“It’s just a shame we don’t have him available on a regular basis.
“Tonight will be a real test of character for the boys against a confident York side who are still buzzing after securing their Yorkshire Shield final place.
“Compounding matters will be the injuries and sore bodies which are still being felt from Saturday’s bruising encounter, but with our amazing home record to protect we will be giving it our last bit of effort.
“It would be fantastic to get another good crowd so come down, have a beer and enjoy the match. What better start to a perfect Easter weekend?”