Lawry’s latest

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The views of Bridlington director of rugby Kieran Lawry after the 99-3 win at Castleford.

“WE travelled to Castleford on Saturday having suffered a number of injuries and unavailabilities so went into the match with a little apprehension, knowing that we had to win well to keep the pressure on the league leaders.

“That apprehension soon evaporated once we started, quickly rattling up some early points and playing some great rugby.

“Once the home side’s resistance had been broken it just became a matter of how many points we could run in, knowing that every one would improve our points difference against the teams above us.

“Every one of the lads who stepped in to the team performed fantastically, including Ryan Kerr playing in the forwards for the first time and Danny Palmer making his first start for the first team.

“Gary Heeley and Micky Edmond both had good games in the pack while the backs ran riot for most of the game with Ryan Girking and Sizwe Zondo scoring nine tries between them.

“A special mention has to be made for Daniel Girking who had a pretty eventful first team debut coming off the bench in the second half.

“With his first touch of the ball he received a pass to show his pace and scorch 60 metres for a try in the corner only to badly break and dislocate his wrist while grounding the ball.

“It was an horrendous injury and extremely unfortunate but all the lads wish him a speedy recovery.

“Despite the huge loss (their third in the last three games), the Cas players never gave up and took the defeat with amazing humility, something most teams would not do.

“They were a credit to their club in the way they conducted themselves and showed what great sports people rugby players can be at times.

“It all builds nicely now for next week’s crunch match with leaders Pocklington where the winner will most likely go on and win the league.

“I could not be more excited as I think we have a huge chance of causing an upset and beating them well, despite it being on their turf.

“The lads will be buzzing this week and the preparation has been spot on so the hard work and effort that we have put in throughout the season all of a sudden comes down to 80 minutes of blood, sweat and tears. Hopefully this time next week I will be sat writing about another fantastic win on our way to league and cup glory.”