Brett Agnew’s job as First Team Manager at Bridlington Town doesn’t just cover his excellent role in the dugout, but last night he was the bus driver, and we’re sure the “tunes” were cranked up high on the way home following their 3-2 win away at Eccleshill United.
The 158-mile round trip started off brilliantly for Agnew’s side, with three goals in the first 35 minutes (Michael Thompson ’11, Jake Day ’21, Joe McFadyen ’35). However, the Eagles rallied with a goal either side of the break (Charlie Flaherty ’42, Jake Thompson ’69) but The Seasiders held on strong to record a famous win lifting them up to fourth in the standings.
“I thought tonight’s game was a very good watch for the fans. Considering the travel and how the lads had felt we came out of the blocks flying in the first half and made them pay for not defending properly.”
“It was a bit of an injustice for them to score on the stroke of half time, we lost the ball the lad played a really good defence splitting pass and our defender has tackled it well, it’s bounced off the attacker and round our goalie and it’s a tap in to the empty net.”
“Second-half they had to come out and go for it, and that’s exactly what they did. They played some really good stuff and just after we should have been 4-1 up. We then lose the ball again, let the winger take five touches and to be fair to the lad he’s smashed it in the top corner from 25 yards out.”
“I thought we defended from the front really well and were gritty and determined to get the three points, which is very pleasing to see how much they wanted it.”
“To go to Eccleshill on a Wednesday night and turn them over after they’ve been unbeaten in ten and not lost at home in how long is so satisfying for me as Manager, I’m really proud of the lads tonight.”