Hawkes poised for Brid reunion

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It will be a grand reunion for Scarborough Athletic’s Robbie Hawkes when his side take on Bridlington Town at Queensgate on Saturday, 11.30pm.

Hawkes was a member of Brid’s NCEL Premier runners-up team last season before making the switch to Boro in pre-season.

He started the campaign with a bang, but since a string of suspensions, the winger has struggled to force he way back into the side on a permanent basis.

“I still keep in touch with all of Brid lads, they are a good set,” Hawkes said.

“They will go for it on the day because if they don’t win the game they are pretty much out of the title race.

“Both teams have similar mentalities, it is about playing football and going forward, so that should make a good game of it.

“I thought we dominated the first game earlier this season when we won 2-1 because of that they will have revenge on their minds this time around.

“It is an interesting game because the Scarborough lads in our side all know their Scarborough lads and it is the same with the Hull lads in both teams as well.

“It is all about the bragging rights on the day, but at the end of the season it could mean a lot more.”

Hawkes is hoping to play a part on the day,as he impressed in his last outing from the bench against Tadcaster Albion last weekend.

He added; “The problem is the fact that we have such a strong squad, getting those suspensions earlier in the season absolutely hammered me.

“I was flying before that, I got five man of the matches from seven games, but then it went wrong.

“These are the games that you want to be involved in as a player and I’m confident that we can go out there and get a result.”