Bridlington Town swept aside Hall Road Rangers in the East Yorkshire derby at The Hudgells Stadium yesterday, winning 4-1. Joe McFadyen and Andy Norfolk scored either side of half time to open up a two goal lead and the same players both scored again later after a Fraser Hanson penalty had offered Rangers a glimmer of hope, writes Ian Robinson.
Bridlington’s Interim Manager Brett Agnew was delighted to beat their local rivals and told The Bootiful Game “It’s always a good feeling and to do it in second gear probably says something of how far we’ve come in a few weeks. I thought that we played some really good football and looked stronger going forward than they did.”
Previewing Wednesday night’s upcoming game against Penistone Church, Agnew feels confident that his side are up for the fight, saying ” Penistone are a hard and strong side who give as good as they get so we’re looking forward to a good scrap.”
Rangers boss Bill Gill took some positives from the game, particularly his side’s first half showing “Full credit to Brid for the result today after such a very good first half from us. I think it’s fair to say we could have easily been 2-3 up in the first half but our lack of quality in front of goal has ultimately cost us the game today.
“After Brid got their second just after half time, they relaxed and started to play good football and it was always going to be tough from thereon, and even when we pulled one back, Brid always looked in control.”
“We have a huge list of injuries that we need to address mid week so that we can get a squad out for next Saturday” added Gill.
Main photograph by Jim Hansen.