Bridlington’s director of rugby gives his views after the 17-5 defeat to Pocklington.
“THE disappointment and dejection after Saturday’s poor display goes some way to showing how far we have come this year and it might just serve as a valuable reminder that we still have a lot of hard work to do in the second half of the season if we are to finish it successfully.
“Pocklington came to town fired up and extremely well organised and totally deserved their win although we did try our hardest to hand it to them on a plate.
“We defended for most of the match as we struggled to get hold of the ball and the times we did have possession we looked a little lost for ideas which was disappointing.
“During the first half we pressured the visitors regularly but rarely threatened their line which added to our anxiety once the roles were reversed.
“Our set piece was once again under immense pressure and our normally fluent back line was mis-firing regularly.
“This Saturday is a perfect opportunity to get back on track as we take a break from the league and switch our attentions to the Yorkshire Shield although a trip to York is always a tough place to get a win.
“We will be taking a strong side as this is a fantastic opportunity for silverware this year but it will also give us opportunity to give some lads a much deserved start in the side.
“Paddy Waines will be coming in as prop while Gary Heeley, Tom Benninger and Stevie Mellonby will also be vying for a starting shirt.
“With just four games left until Christmas it would be a great feeling to go into the festive break through to the next round of the cup and at the top of the league.
“Something that we could not have even dreamed of a few months back in the summer.”