Whilst the 5-1 score line made it look like a thrashing, Bridlington Town Manager Brett Agnew admitted that yesterday’s victory over Barton Town was in fact, anything but that, writes Ian Robinson.
“Obviously I’m over the moon with the result against as good a Barton side as I’ve seen, but if I’m brutally honest, Barton battered us for 70 minutes of that game but we took our chances, the same way that it happened to us at Penistone recently.”
Brid raced into a 3-0 half time lead courtesy of Joe McFadyen, Andy Norfolk and Chris Adams, but Barton responded through Luke Aldrich before two late strikes from Alex Bannister and Jake Day sealed the victory.
Agnew picked out two players in particular who impressed him, telling us “I thought Andy Norfolk was outstanding today and in spells won us the game, as was Tom Jackson who made the best penalty save I’ve ever seen.”
“That result is the way this league is this year as any of the top 8 sides can hammer each other on their day! We move on now to next Saturday which will be tough again.”