Bridlington Town face tough triple-header
Bridlington Town face their toughest week of the season when they tackle three of the top four sides in the NCEL Premier Division.
The Seasiders were robbed of the chance of making up ground on the top four on Tuesday when their game at Handsworth was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at Worksop Town’s ground, where Handsworth now play their home games.
Bridlington Town player-manager Brett Agnew said: “These are the games that you want to be playing in, against third, first and then second in the league in the space of a week.
“We are looking forward to the challenge, and, especially in the first two games at home, the visiting teams will be coming here trying to win.
“Our pitch usually holds up better than most as it is in good condition, but the flip side of that is that teams seem to raise their game when they come to Queensgate.”
The Seasiders chief is hoping that a couple of key players can force their way into the reckoning for Saturday’s home game with Yorkshire Amateur, followed by the home clash against Staveley on Tuesday and the trip to Liversedge on Saturday February 22.
He added: “I was hoping to get some valuable minutes into Matt Broadley and Joey McFadyen in the Handsworth game on Tuesday night, but I am still hoping they can get on track for Saturday’s game.
“But they will have to force their way back in now as Tom Waudby, Chris Adams and Billy Logan have all been on fire recently
“We will be without Benn Lewis for the two home games, while Andy Norfolk is serving the first game of a four-match suspension for an accumulation of bookings.
“It is a blow to lose Andy for the four most important games of the season, but these cautions totted up over time due to him making challenges as the last man, so he committed these on behalf of the team.
“We were without both central defenders Fraser Papprill and Chris Jenkinson for the Knaresborough game and Jack Bulless and Benn stood in and did very well, it is good that we have players who can step in when others are not available.”