LEE DOUGLAS: My players don’t care what Brid come out with

Scarborough RUFC coach Lee Douglas' weekly column
Scarborough RUFC coach Lee Douglas' weekly column

Everyone knows how poor we were last time we played Bridlington, and we got exactly what we deserved.

There were comments made after the game by Brid in their local newspaper and some people would use that to their advantage heading into the return fixture.

I don’t think I have that sort of team though.

They respond to positive comments from within, but I don’t think they really care or are interested in what has been said by Bridlington.

They usually finish below us anyway so I have no problem with it personally.

We couldn’t have played much worse than we did against Brid last time, so the guys know how they need to perform come Saturday and they are playing for their places in the National Cup against Consett the week after, so I expect a big effort.

The guys put in a good shift on the whole at York on Saturday, despite the disappointing late defeat.

It was a silly mistake from us, kicking the ball forward at a ruck when we were in a good position to go for the win ourselves.

They took full advantage of our error and scored out wide when Harry Domett was suffering from a bit of a knock.

To come away with a losing bonus point is a bitter blow when we could have come away with a win, and that’s twice that we’ve lost out at the death against York this season.

Wesley Langkilde came into the side after being released by Bridlington and I thought he did well when he came off the bench.

They didn’t know how to deal with him and hopefully he can up his match fitness and keep improving.

He’ll be on the bench against his former club on Saturday and no doubt he’ll be wanting to prove a point.