Town boss wary of the underdogs

East Riding Senior Cup
East Riding Senior Cup

Bridlington Town manager Gary Allanson has warned that Monday’s East Riding Senior Cup final is anything but a foregone conclusion.

The Seasiders travel to the KC Stadium, home of Hull City, to take on Hull United, who play in the Humber Premier League.

Town won the East Riding Senior Cup in 2012.

Town won the East Riding Senior Cup in 2012.

Despite his side operating two divisions higher, Allanson is taking nothing for granted.

He said: “We have watched Hull United four times now so we have a really good idea about them, they are a very hard working, well organised team who look after each other and have a great team spirit.

“It is going to be a really difficult game for us and the difference in leagues will not come into the equation, it will be the team who handle the occasion better that will be successful on the night.

“They beat Hull City in the semi-final with a fantastic first half performance and could have been a lot more at half time, so we know they are a very good side in their own right.

“The players are really looking forward to the game and the whole occasion. We have had really intense training sessions and we have a couple of niggling injuries but apart from that, all the players are firing on all cylinders.

“They are looking fit and sharp and raring to go.

“It is fantastic that the Final is back at the KC Stadium again and I think there will be a decent crowd there to watch it so it should create a decent atmosphere.

“I think it will be a very exciting game with both teams having exciting forward lines and I think there will be chances created at both ends.

“Hopefully we can win the cup to give the supporters something to celebrate and a reward for chairman Pete Smurthwaite and the unsung people that work really hard behind the scenes to make us a special club.”