Brid boss Cook delighted with comeback

Scarborough Athletic'Boro v Bridlington'Picture by Neil Silk 120361e'21/01/12
Scarborough Athletic'Boro v Bridlington'Picture by Neil Silk 120361e'21/01/12

BRIDLINGTON Town manager Mitch Cook was delighted with his side’s second-half display as they came from behind to seal all three points at Queensgate.

Former Scarborough FC player and coach Cook said: “It was a game of two halves. I don’t think that we played particularly well in the first half, they surprised us a bit with the formation that they played.

Scarborough Athletic'Boro v Bridlington'Picture by Neil Silk 120361f'21/01/12

Scarborough Athletic'Boro v Bridlington'Picture by Neil Silk 120361f'21/01/12

“It took us a while to adjust to that, and although we weren’t particularly good, it was only 1-0 at half-time and we weren’t out of the game.

“I think that if Mark (Wilberforce) didn’t make that save in the 45th minute then it could have been a different game.

“We went in at half-time and had a chat with a few players and adjusted things.

“I didn’t think that we were working hard enough, which was surprising given the nature of the game.

Mitch Cook

Mitch Cook

“However, in the second half I think we got on top and we overpowered Scarborough.

“We were miles better after half-time and the team showed good work-rate, character and attitude.”

Cook was disappointed to see influential midfielder Ash Allanson limp off with an ankle injury, but was pleased with how his players responded when Allanson’s departure forced a reshuffle.

Cook added: “Ash is a good player at this level and it looks a nasty injury so it was a blow to lose him but Joe Danby came on and did well.

“He had a great game in midweek so I had every confidence in him and I had every confidence in moving Billy about.

“We try to make sure that the players are versatile enough, Billy has played right-back and left-back then gone into midfield and then up front.

“Whether it is luck or good management it has worked for us and he has scored the two goals.”