The views of Bridlington RUFC director of rugby Kieran Lawry
“WE had the rare opportunity for a Saturday off at the weekend thanks to playing at Dinnington last week when others had their games cancelled.
“The good news for us was the defeat that second place Driffield suffered away at Keighley who moved into fourth and who we play in two weeks.
“It meant we are now nine points clear at the top having played the same number of games.
“This week we can push further in front when we face Knottingley down at Dukes Park although we know they will be coming here fired up after our victory earlier in the season and coming off the back of a few good results.
“The way we are playing at the moment though I can see us putting a lot of points on a team soon, hopefully that will be this week.
“We have players coming back to fitness with all the lads training hard and pushing each other for a place in the first team squad so confidence is high all round.
“What was really pleasing to see last weekend was the continued development shown by our young second team when they travelled to Hessle and came away with a fantastic 50-point win.
“A scoreline like that is good going for any team but one that contains so many young players has to bode well for the future of the club.
“We are now firmly into the second half of the season so will really look to kick on and try to secure an amazing league and cup double.
“Our next four matches will go a long way to determining that outcome so the pressure is really on.
“With a big crowd behind us on Saturday we will definitely be up for the challenge.
“On another sad note for myself and the club I would like to offer our deepest condolances to the families of both Malcolm Briggs and ex-club steward Billy Sanderson who both tragically and unexpectedly passed away recently.
“Our sincere thoughts are with the families of both great men.
“All that’s left to say is that we hope to see you down at Dukes Park on Saturday cheering on your local club to success.”