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JAKE DAY: Railway draw was tough to watch

Jake Day's column
Jake Day's column

Saturday was a very frustrating experience for me in more ways than one.

I was forced to watch us draw 1-1 at struggling Harrogate Railway from the bench after having injured my ankle once again in a training session.

I went to control the ball and managed to damage it again, it has swollen up and looks like it will keep me out of action for another four to five weeks.

To make matters worse we missed a lot of chances in the game on Saturday, chances that I would have hoped to have scored if I had been able to play.

To get back to 1-1 and then miss a penalty was very frustrating for us all, especially Andy Norfolk, whose spot-kick was saved well.

Andy had just levelled a few minutes earlier with a really good free-kick, and then earned the penalty himself with a good run before being brought down.

It was not a bad penalty, their keeper just gambled and it paid off for him.

Getting Benn Lewis back at Brid from rivals Hall Road Rangers last week was also a good move.

Benn slotted straight in at right-back at Harrogate and this allowed Lewis Dennison to move back into midfield, he is also good on the wing for us.

Dan Nicholls also played his first game for us on Saturday, but I am not sure how much he will play at centre-back as he was in for Fraser Papprill, who misses a few Saturdays for us due to work commitments.

We also have Thommo (Mike Thompson) out suspended after his red card against Consett, and he was sat on the bench with me for the game at Harrogate Railway.

I am gutted to be missing the derby game against Hall Road this Saturday as I scored four goals against them last season, as I did against Harrogate Railway too.

We should be favourites for Saturday’s league game but the formbook goes out of the window for derby matches like this.