Allanson: ‘Players are enjoying their football a lot more now’

Bridlington Town news
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Bridlington Town manager Gary Allanson was impressed with the efforts of his team, as they won their final away match of the season 3-0 at Nostell Miners Welfare.

He said: “Nostell were in a good run of form and we know they have had a big change around with a new manager and players coming in.

“It’s not been our best ground to visit over the seasons and we usually go there on an evening game and usually come back with nothing.

“It was a hot day and the pitch was very hard and bobbly, we had a very, very difficult game in midweek against Shaw Lane who are flying high at the top of the table and the players had done magnificently to earn a 0-0 draw and had worked their socks off. We trained on Thursday and some of the players looked tired and leggy and some had some niggling knocks.

“Saturday gave us an opportunity to shuffle the pack and rest some players that had played on the Tuesday. We got off to a really good start and scored two goals within the first 15 minutes.

“We could have had a couple more as we totally dominated the first 30 minutes, we then took our foot off the gas and they came into it a bit more and the game became scrappy.

“The second half was quite even for 10 or 15 minutes then we managed to change our front three for the half an hour and this gave us extra pace and energy and we started to dominate again and get a third goal.

“Defensively again as a team we were very solid, worked really hard and competed very well, culminating in a second clean sheet on the trot.

“Credit to Nostell they never stopped working and I think they will have a decent side ready for next season.

“A lot of credit goes to Wayne Lewis and Steve Mulligan who have come in to help and have created a totally different atmosphere around the dressing room in the three weeks they have been here.

“Everyone is a lot more relaxed and the players are all getting the same messages and enjoying it a lot more. Hopefully this bodes well for the future and we can keep them involved and start building the foundations ready for next season because it is going to be a very interesting close season.”