First game as permanent manager of Bridlington Town and an early bump in the road for Seasiders Manager Brett Agnew, whose tenth –placed side went down 6-1 at the DSM Memorial Ground last night in the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division. Bridlington aren’t the first side to have suffered a reverse at Church View this season, and they certainly won’t be the last, so Brett was understandably circumspect as he reflected on the outcome, writes Colin Muncie.
Another fine crowd of 148 saw the home team lead 3-0 at the break, thanks to Andy Ring (19 minutes) Sam Scrivens (36) and Jordan Coduri (41); and although Nathan Modest’s 53rd minute goal threatened to get Bridlington back in the game, Ashley Ellis (63 mins) Scrivens (68) and Brett Lovell (79) confirmed an emphatic win and took Church into third place in the table.
Brett didn’t argue with the outcome, but felt that the scoreline was harsh “I think we’d call that a bad day at the office” he admitted to the Bootiful Game. “It was a thoroughly deserved win for Penistone; I thought they utilised their assets very well and were hungry for the win. We played some good football in areas and looked the better for spells -but 6-1 makes it look like a one- sided game”.
Brett’s attention now turns to an away fixture at Handsworth at the weekend. “Onto Saturday again with another hard game, so no time to feel sorry for ourselves” he warned.
“We pick ourselves up and get the three points”.