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Brilliant Bridlington ease past Harrogate

Bridlington Town survived a potential banana skin match against Harrogate Railway Athletic on Saturday in the FA Cup by putting three goals past them to secure a 3-0 win.

The goals came from the three different players with the first being scored early in the game in the 8th minute by new signing Shaq McKenzie. They doubled their lead five minutes after half-time through Joe McFadyen.

The rout was completed in the 70th minute when another new signing Nathan Modest scored to cap off a dominant performance from the ‘Seasiders’ who will now face Garforth Town in the next round at home.

Bridlington Town manager Curtis Woodhouse commented after the game, “We had a very good opening 15 minutes yesterday in the FA Cup, scored a goal and really dominated, but then really went off the boil and anxiety came into our performance when we needed a bit of composure. We came in at 1-0 but I wanted a bit more to be honest, you have to demand more from people and yesterday I thought we had more in us so I had to raise my voice a little bit at half time.

“Second half the real Bridlington Town came to the party and we played really well, faster tempo and more courage in possession. We won 3-0 and for 45 minutes looked like a really good side, we have lots to work on, lots we can improve on but overall some really good signs.

“The FA Cup is really important to teams at our level as it brings in some much needed money, Bridlington Town don’t have the luxury of money men that all chip in to fund the club, we have one man that does it all so yesterday it was important we tried our best to give a bit back to our chairman Peter Smurthwaite and the lads gave everything and nobody can ask for anymore.”

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