BRIDLINGTON RUFC: Delighted chairman praises ‘unbelievable’ captain

Gordon Morrice
Gordon Morrice

Bridlington RUFC chairman Gordon Morrice has said taking his team to Twickenham will be the ultimate highlight.

And he heaped praise on captain Ali Sutton for leading the team through their nail-biting semi-final win.

Morrice said: “We were struggling in the first half but we took over things in the second half, edged in front and controlled the game for the last 15 minutes.

“Rich Girking made positional changes and we played to our strengths and they couldn’t cope with it.

“Our captain Ali Sutton was unbelievable, he always plays well but this was his best game for the club. He was a real leader and was outstanding.

“We knew very little about Coalville, only that they had won their league, but for a small town they were a big club.

“They had a really good set-up and looked a very prosperous and well-organised club.

“They were super hosts and afterwards everyone said we won fair and square and they wished us well.

“They were really nice people and they gave us a very, very hard game.”