Cook’s Corner

Stuart Rice with only Dave Bramley to beat
Stuart Rice with only Dave Bramley to beat

The views of Bridlington Town boss Mitch Cook after the 3-1 defeat at Pickering

“We are disappointed we didn’t win, we felt we were good enough to go there and win, but it was a case of one team taking their chances and one team not.

“We had a hatful of chances in the first half but we didn’t make the keeper work enough.

“They scored a good first goal, and their second wasn’t a goal. The linesman was level with me 30 yards out but he gave it and he was the only person in the ground who thought it was a goal.

“But once he has made his decision, no-one is going to change it so we won’t use that as an excuse.

“I’m more worried about the chances we missed. On another day, the whole story of the game would have changed.

“We went in 2-0 down at half time but a more realistic reflection of the game would have been 2-2 or even with us 3-2 or 4-2 up.

“We have proved we can come back from 2-0 down, so we went for it, and went three at the back, but it left us open.

“Once we conceded the third, there was no way back.

“Most of the play was in their half of the field, but we didn’t create the volume of chances we had in the first half.

“Because we lost, people think we didn’t play well. I would have expected us to go there and be better than them, but we didn’t take our chances.

“We have bounced back after the Maltby game, the Tadcaster defeat and the Winterton game.

“We now have to prove we can do it again and stay unbeaten for the last seven games.

“We can’t dwell on it. There is no point doing that if we want to win the league.

“Frank Belt was ill with flu on Saturday morning, Paul Fraser had a problem, and now Tom Fleming misses the next two games but the squad is good enough to compensate for any losses.

“We can bring people in and move others around.

“I’m delighted we got the result we wanted in the East Riding Senior Cup semi final.

“It was never going to be an easy game but we were fairly comfortable.

“We have approached the competition in the right manner, all the way through, and we have our rewards and now we have a nice day out to look forward to at the end of the season.“