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Woodhouse not hung up on Staveley defeat as Cup success takes priority

Four wins and a draw in their last five games have taken Staveley Miners Welfare to the very brink of Toolstation NCEL Premier Division survival. Yesterday, a single goal from Joe Pugh after 51 minutes got them past ninth-placed Bridlington Town in front of a crowd of 107 at Inkersall Road yesterday-but Seasiders Manager Curtis Woodhouse  felt that his depleted side’s application was more important than the outcome, writes Colin Muncie.

Curtis told the Bootiful Game “The lads did great. We lacked any sort of quality really, and huffed and puffed; but I think we had one shot on target during the whole game and that was in the 80th minute. It is what it is; we did well to get a team out and compete after playing extra time in our cup tie at Shirebrook just 36 hours before so I’m proud of the lads for trying their best”

Just two League games remain for Bridlington-both in the next seven days-but there are Cup competitions for Curtis to prioritise. “Next week we play Thursday /Saturday in the League, so again we’ll be threadbare- but our only focus is on the two Cup competitions we are still in, so we will juggle the squad accordingly”.

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