Bridlington Town end the first weekend of 2019 a fine fifth in the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division, just eight points behind leaders Yorkshire Amateur but with a useful four games in hand, after yesterday’s 3-0 home win over bottom side Goole – and Manager, Brett Agnew was happy enough with the outcome against expansive opponents who he felt didn’t come just to keep the score down.
Watched by a super crowd of 196 at Queensgate, Nathan Modest struck at either end of the first-half to send the Seasiders into the interval two up, and Matthew Broadley completed the scoring four minutes into the second half.
“The boys did what I asked of them today – to get a clean sheet and three points,” Brett told TBG’s Editor Craig Kendall. “In spells, I thought we were really good until the final third, where we weren’t our usual selves – but we kept getting into good positions to fire shots off. Their ‘keeper made some really good saves to keep the scoreline down and I’m happy with how we got the job done in the end. Some results went for us today and some didn’t – so we just need to concentrate on ourselves and keep sticking to the task at hand, which is winning games.”
“Goole did really well in taking the game to us,” Brett conceded. “They didn’t sit back and park the bus, so respect goes to them for making a game of it and having a go. Next week we have Harrogate Railway coming to town, in a good bit of form. Craig (Ogilvie, Rail Manager) has obviously changed a few things, and he has got two very good draws against two really good sides, so we need to be bang on it again next Saturday.”