Two second-half goals for Bridlington Town saw Handsworth Parramore slip to seventh in the standings on a difficult afternoon for The Ambers. (Main photograph by Ken Allsebrook).
Andy Norfolk got the Seasiders going midway through the second half, and then the result was sealed on 90 minutes when Mark Hutchinson netted.
Joint Interim Manager, Jon Froggat, was less than pleased, especially with the man in the middle. “Proud in defeat as I felt we were robbed today. I’m not one to moan about officials but the three today were the poorest I’ve seen. They should have been down to ten-men. Their number 9 has elbowed our centre-half and left him with a real bad two-inch gash to his forehead – referee says no foul.”
“Then he sends our young centre midfielder off for a late challenge – it’s not malicious, he’s late and it’s a foul, a yellow at the most. Every decision that we appealed for went with a smile and snigger from the man in the middle.”
“We weren’t just playing with ten-men against 11, it was 12, 13 and 14. We showed real grit and determination to stay in the game and even after they scored which came from us giving the ball away cheaply rather than cutting us open, we had our own half chances to get something out of the game.”
“Full credit to my players me and Stevie (Istead) are very proud of them and they didn’t deserve that today. We’ve picked up 2/3 knocks again which hasn’t helped either, we need to pick ourselves up because we have another tough test on Tuesday.”