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Brid’s win put into perspective as Woodhouse has fight cancelled after medical emergency

Curtis Woodhouse

As the Bootiful Game starts its review of yesterday’s busy Toolstation NCEL League Programme, we’d like to be associated with the comments made by Bridlington Town Manager Curtis Woodhouse on Twitter after light heavyweight boxer Scott Westgarth was rushed to hospital following his fight (on the undercard to Curtis) at Doncaster Dome last night. Curtis –whose own fight was cancelled as a result-is spot-on when he says that circumstances like these put sport into perspective, and we wish Scott and his family a speedy recovery, writes Colin Muncie.

Away from the ring, Curtis’s Seasiders, under the steady hand of Coach Anthony Bowsley, moved up to ninth with a 3-1 win at Harrogate Railway Athletic-and Anthony was delighted to rack up two wins on the bounce.

A Jake Day penalty put Bridlington ahead after just ten minutes in front of a crowd of 88 at Station View, but Andrew McHugh levelled after 38 minutes to send the sides in level at the interval. However, Day again, on 61, and Joel Sutton (68 mins) saw the Seasiders head home with the three points, and left The Rail, in 19th, looking nervously over their shoulders after Parkgate’s away win.

Anthony told the Bootiful Game “I’m very happy with back to backs. We started brightly today and got an early goal; we then- for some reason -took our foot off the gas and let them back into the game. Ahead of the second half we demanded more from the players and that’s exactly what we got- and we went onto win the game comfortably”.

“Overall I’m very pleased”.

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