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Ryan Girking looks for a gap in the YMCA defence.
Ryan Girking looks for a gap in the YMCA defence.

The views of Bridlington director of rugby Kieran Lawry, after the 23-12 win over Huddersfield YMCA

“SATURDAY saw us manage another hard earned win despite the numerous injuries to our squad, including the late withdrawal of talisman Jamie Muru.

“We went into the game with slightly patchy home form but full of determination to maintain our push at the top of the league.

“Despite a hard working opposition we were always too strong for Huddersfield and should have won by a greater margin.

“The win still keeps us in pole position and hopefully that is where we will stay after Saturday’s important trip to our neighbours and good friends Scarborough.

“Our East coast rivals have had a good run of form lately and been bolstered by some new recruits so are guaranteed to be a tougher proposition than the team we hammered at Dukes Park earlier in the season.

“We still have a worrying number of injuries to key players and will be without the services of open side flanker Ali Sutton, prop Paddy Waines, on-form centre Gareth Roberts and once again our seasoned veteran who has failed to recover from a recurring injury.

“We are still very confident of going there and getting a win though and I’m sure the lads who step in will give a good account of themselves.

“A mention must also be made about our second team who travelled to Malton last Saturday with eight 17-year-olds in the starting team and still came away with a 25-24 win.

“This was a marvellous result which included the first senior tries from man of the match Conor Spencer and forward Tom Hickson.

“Praise should also go to second team captain Tom Willson for leading this promising young team so well.”