The views of Bridlington RUFC director of rugby Kieran Lawry after the Yorkshire Shield final win over Selby
“WE finally concluded the season on a massive high with a tightly fought win over Selby to secure our second Yorkshire Shield victory in three years.
“Despite the margin of victory being closer than I would have liked any win in a final is always special.
“What makes it even more rewarding was the fact it brought a great end to a very good season.
“The match was a full blooded and competitive affair with Selby matching us for long periods of the game and actually outscoring us two tries to one, but I thought in the end we just had a little too much experience for them to cope with.
“It was a very emotional occasion for a number of players including myself who along with Jamie Muru and Mark Floyd were playing in their last competitve rugby match.
“Thankfully it was a great way to go out and one that we will always remember.
“It was also a great end to the season for the three New Zealand boys Jimmy, Wiremu and Morgan who all played and have been such an integral part of the club since their arrival back in October.
“There were a number of excellent performances including Floyd and Muru along with Jimmy Thompson and Paddy Waines but the real stand out was from the consistent and hugely talented Sizwe Zondo, our adopted South African, who once again proved his ability to tidy up so much loose ball and stamp out numerous Selby attacks.
“So the season has drawn to an end with our players’ dinner all that remains.
“I must thank everyone who has helped the club to regain our playing pedigree and enabled us to fullfil some of our massive potential.
“A huge debt of thanks must go to the coaching team of Ben Lawry, Jamie Muru, Richard Girking and Robin Shepherdson who have helped me no end and made the job so much easier.
“I also must give a huge thanks to the back room team who put in all the hard work at the club, especially Andy Kempton, Jeremy Garnett and David Robinson as without guys like these the club would just not survive.
“Thank you also to the players of every team for the continued effort, belief and patience which has helped us develop so much over the last eight months.
“I believe the club is in excellent shape to move forward both on and off the field and with the planning for next season already started I know everyone will enjoy the summer break but come back raring to go.”