Cook’s Corner

Nathan Cook v Nostell MW
Nathan Cook v Nostell MW
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The views of Bridlington Town manager Mitch Cook after the 11-0 win against Nostell Miners Welfare.

“IT WAS a freezing, wet, horrible day, but we still played great football.

“As I have been saying in the last few weeks, we are playing particularly well. We made chances, and took them, and really we could have had another five or six goals.

“We were 5-0 up after 26 minutes and that must have been disheartenening for Nostell who had nothing to play for after that, but they didn’t give up.

“It was so cold and horrible, maybe the players didn’t slack off because they had to run round just to keep warm.

“Usually in games like that, the second half can be a bit of a stroll, but it wasn’t like that.

“We had four players on four yellow cards, and set to miss the Scarborough Athletic game if they got another, so we took three of them off so we can be at full strength for the rest of the month.

“It was a gamble which one to leave on but Tom Fleming has had a knee injury so that was part of the thinking.

“I don’t particularly enjoy beating teams by such a big scoreline, but we just did everything right, which is a credit to the lads. Nobody wanted to take their foot off the gas.

“It’s hard to know what to say to their manager at the end. I have some sympathy but you can’t apologise when you shake hands. I’m not sorry for scoring 11. You just tell them to keep going. but it’s not a nice situation.

“Someone has been going to get a big defeat for a while and unfortunately for them, on Saturday it was Nostell.

“You never expect to go out and reach a score like that but now we are going into four hard away games on the back of a wonderful performance.

“However we have a group of players who are hungry and expecting to win. We are controlling games better than last year.

“We go to Heanor on Saturday and know the 7-0 win we had there in the cup was a false result. They gave us a real good game here and have won their last six games, including at Tadcaster on Saturday.

“We are halfway through the season now with 50 points and I would expect 100 to be enough to win the league.

“A few people have asked about Henry Sibenge, who we understand is joining Scarborough. We spoke to him pre-season, he was injured and joined Frickley. Then at the end of October we thought he might be coming but he doesn’t have a car to get here from Doncaster and he wanted an awful lot of money.”