An appropriate postscript to a fine first season in charge for Bridlington Town’s Manager Brett Agnew and Assistant Anthony Bowsley as their side recovered the East Riding Senior Cup they last won in 2016/7 with a 3-1 win over Hull City at the Roy West Centre, the home of the East Riding FA last night – and as Brett struggled to contain his delight at his first piece of silverware, he still took time out to pay tribute to his Chairman, writes Colin Muncie.
A splendid crowd of 321 saw the Seasiders establish a two-goal advantage at the break. Joe McFadyen struck after just five minutes and Chris Jenkinson doubled the lead on the stroke of half-time. Although Billy Chadwick brought the young Tigers back into the game just after the hour, McFadyen’s second with fifteen minutes left confirmed the win.
“I’m over the moon, especially for the lads,” Brett told TBG. “They have deserved tonight. We gave it a go straight from the off and I think the physicality is what won us the game. Hull City have some very good players, who are a joy to watch at times. They made a very good game of it, and I don’t think the neutrals could have asked for a better game really.”
“Thanks to Pete Smurthwaite for giving me the opportunity to manage such a fantastic group of lads,” Brett acknowledged, “also for helping me out throughout the season; without Pete, Bridlington Town just wouldn’t be the same.”
“Enjoy the break from football – and take the time to rest up.”