Hogg: Best goal of my career

Craig Hogg
Craig Hogg

Craig Hogg hit a hat-trick in the East Riding Senior Cup final, then revealed he has been persuaded to stay at Bridlington Town for another season.

The striker fired The Seasiders to a 4-2 victory over Hull United at the KC Stadium on Monday night and claimed his first goal was the best of his career.

Craig Hogg celebrates with Duka after his wonder goal.

Craig Hogg celebrates with Duka after his wonder goal.

“As soon as it left my foot, I knew it was in. I was celebrating before it went in and then had to turn round just to make sure.

“It’s probably the best goal I have scored and it’s definitely the most important.”

“I was at Hull’s centre of excellence as a youngster for three years and used to go to watch them at the old Boothferry Park.

“This was the third time I had played at the KC Stadium and I hadn’t scored there before, so it was nice to finally get on the scoresheet. It was a dream come true.”

Hogg had been ill in the days before the final, but managed to train ahead of the big game.

And although he had previously announced he was hanging up his shooting boots, Town manager Gary Allanson has talked him out of it.

“Gary has convinced me to stay for another season. I have been thinking about packing it in, but games like this remind me how much I enjoy it.”