The views of Bridlington RUFC’s first team manager Ben Lawry after the 31-24 win at York
WITH our usual columnist Kieran Lawry away with work commitments, his younger brother Ben steps in to give a view from inside the BRUFC camp.
“On returning to York on Saturday I was struck by a feeling of de ja vu. High winds and an unwelcoming reception were awaiting us at Clifton Park, mirroring the previous week’s visit in the cup.
“There were some positives though, with Movember over the players were clean shaven, several players had returned from injury and the whole feeling inside the squad was one of unity and confidence.
“That confidence is coming from the reverse of last season’s away form. Only halfway through this season and we have won six games away from Dukes Park, eclipsing the paltry two last season.
“One test was dealing with the absence of Kieran (Mr Potatohead) Lawry, who was allegedly working. “The responsibility for motivating and directing the team fell to Thatch and myself, but what was pleasantly surprising was the way the players, to a man, pulled together and ‘manned up’.
“As a result the coaching staff and travelling support, which grows each week, were treated to some of the best tries and open attacking rugby of our season so far.
“With the York game wrapped up the players thoughts quickly turned to the ‘ladies night’ that the club is hosting this Saturday.
“Discussions and boasts soon developed as to who will fetch the most money when the players are auctioned off at the event.
“I personally advise any ladies, or gentleman, bidding on the ‘livestock’ to consider their purchases wisely as there will be a ‘no returns policy’.
“On a serious note, I’d like to congratulate the team for maintaining their form and to wish all who attend the ‘ladies night’ the best of evenings.
“I’m sure the Ann Summers party, player auction and cheap drinks will raise some money for a great cause.
“So member or not, make your way down to the rugby club on Saturday. The more the merrier.
“For details call the club on 676405.”