Cook: ‘There’s more to come from Brid’

Bridlington RUFC
Bridlington RUFC

Bridlington RUFC head coach Paul Cook believes there is more to come from his all-conquering squad.

Saturday’s 45-7 win at North Ribblesdale means that Bridlington have beaten every one of the other 13 teams in Yorkshire One during the first half of the season.

They are 20 points clear at the top of the table at the midway point of the season, after nearest rivals Old Brodleians and York drew at the weekend.

Cook told the Free Press: “We have performed really well so far and we, as a squad, still believe that there is much more to come.

“We are very strong defensively and everybody’s understanding of our principles is good.

“We are a threat each time we have the ball and we are playing an excited and fluid style of rugby.”

That style has seen Cook’s men score 486 points this season and concede an average of 11 points per game in the league.

They are also in the quarter-finals of the Yorkshire Shield, where they will face York in the new year.

But Cook is keeping his focus on the league, starting with a home game against Heath on Saturday.

He said: “We have two big games before Christmas, particularly Scarborough away who are in a rich vein of form at the moment. That should be a cracking game.”