RICH’S REVIEW: Bridlington v Wath Upon Dearne

Bridlington 17 Wath upon Dearne 11
Bridlington 17 Wath upon Dearne 11

The views of Bridlington coach Rich Girking after the 17-11 win against Wath.

“Wath were a very experienced team, with three ex-Yorkshire players in their side, but we stuck at it and have now managed to get some momentum going.

“In the first half, we didn’t ruck as well as we can, but in the second half we were a lot better, we kept the ball for long periods of time and we only conceded 11 points.

“After their early try, Wath didn’t look like scoring another try because our discipline got better as the game went on.

“We had a disrupted start. For the first time since I took over again, it looked like the team we had picked on Tuesday would be the team which played on Saturday.

“But an hour before kick off, Tom Kemp’s knee had flared up and Michael Ridsdale had a migraine and was in bed. Jamie Muru was wheeled out on to the pitch again and Auryn Murray was sat in the changing room at Driffield, waiting to play for our seconds, but we managed to get a car to bring him back to Brid.

“He has not played for five weeks so it was good to have him back and Sizwe Zondo got a good run-out, although he is not quite match fit

“We are now only four points behind Scarborough so our next target is to try to catch them.

“We go to Keighley next and they are down there fighting for points, and have had some improved results recently, so that will be a tough game.

“After that we play Heath at home, and I think two wins from those games could definitely make us safe.”