Kieran Lawry in action against West Park Leeds.
Kieran Lawry in action against West Park Leeds.

The views of Bridlington director of rugby Kieran Lawry

“AFTER yet another really slow start we kicked into life after 20 minutes and showed what an entertaining side we can be.

“The rugby we played in the second half was some of the best this season and was just what we needed to boost the confidence as we head into the final stages of this rollercoaster of a season. “To their credit West Park Leeds came to try and play rugby and proved what a good side they are but on the day our experience and Yorkshire One knowledge proved the difference once we had weathered the opening first quarter of the game.

“Our ball retention was far better this week whilst we played with a great tempo and intensity, especially with our rucking on the ground.

“Once again there were some excellent performances, especially from the squad players eager to make an impression.

“Gary Heeley had a very good game around the park whilst Micky Edmond added some solidity in the pack.

“Evergreen Mark Floyd proved there is still life in the Coach of the Year’s old legs with a powerful performance while the backs also produced some excellent running rugby (even yours truly who demonstrated that class is permanent!).

“We now visit Castleford on Saturday looking for a good bonus point win to keep us in touch with the league leaders, although we go into the match heavily depleted with unavailability and injuries.

“A big mention must be made to the excellent work of our physio Jane Rollinson who has been working miracles patching the lads up and keeping them fit.

“It leaves us with the opportunity for one last big push towards the end of the season with everything still finely balanced.”