Double dream is still alive as Bridlington reach Shield final

Paul Cook
Paul Cook

Bridlington are through to the Yorkshire Shield final after seeing off the challenge of plucky Pontefract in extra- time.

The sides were locked at 20-20 at the end of 80 minutes in Saturday’s semi-final, but the Yorkshire Two underdogs couldn’t maintain their efforts in the added periods, and Bridlington won 41-25.

Head coach Paul Cook said: “We are all really pleased to be in the final.

“We had a tough test at Pontefract who are flying in the league below.

“We wasted a few early chances as we usually do and then we regained our composure and were clinical.

“We now have a great end to the season.

Bridlington will take on Wath-upon-Dearne, another side from the division below them, in the final, at a venue to be decided.

Before that, their attention turns back to league duty, and an East Yorkshire derby with Beverley on Saturday.

“Two good wins will see us home in the league and then we have the Shield final on May 7, where I hope we can produce some of our best rugby,” said Cook