It’s not only derby day for Brett Agnew but also County Cup Quarter-Final day as a trip to Hull and East Yorkshire Carnegie beckons for Bridlington- but even as The Seasiders are favourites Agnew is not expecting an easy game.
“With tonight’s game effectively being a derby game and a chance of getting into a semi final then it’s a big game. We will go into it as favourites which sometimes doesn’t go in your favour, as EYC can come out and give it there all and if they get beat then they can say it was expected and if they win it’s a big upset.
“We need to go into it with the proper mentality, which is to show respect and take the game for what it is and not look past it.
“We have a few missing with injuries, suspension and unavailability but the team we do have is very strong still. It’s a chance for the lads who do play to show me that they deserve to be in the next starting 11 on Saturday.
“I speak to Leon (Sewell, EYC manager) regularly and have alot of admiration for him in how he operates his teams, so I will expect his team to come out fighting.”
Hillst Leon Sewell added, “Looking forward to not only testing myself against Brett but also the squad I’ve selected to go up against what will be a strong Bridlington Town side tonight.
“It’s the Senior Cup which is a prestigious competition in the local area and I’m sure all friendships will be put on hold as both sides push to go through to the semi final stage with either North Ferriby United or my old side Westella & Willerby the next opponents.
“What’s not to look forward to a mid week trip to an established club, great playing surface and worse case scenario a bag of scraps from the local chippy!”