Momentum will be key to seaside trip

PAUL Quinn’s Brighouse Town side are a team on a mission as they look to take a huge step towards securing third place in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division with victory over leaders Bridlington Town tomorrow (3.0).

Quinn admitted that he and the players were desperate to maintain their place in the standings and while admitting that the final two games would be tough, believes the momentum they have picked up this season, coupled with a fierce determination, could see them achieve their goal.

“We are desperate to keep that position and if we do it would be the reward for an excellent season,” said Quinn.

“You have to give all credit to the lads. Whatever happens it is a major achievement to be where we are as we didn’t really get the squad we wanted together and firing until December.”

Quinn is also unconcerned that a win for his side could seriously derail Bridlington’s title hopes preferring to concentrate on Brighouse’s ambitions.

“I couldn’t care about what a defeat might mean to Bridlington because all the focus has to be on our agenda and what we can achieve,” added Quinn.

“I do know it will be tough - as will our final game at Lincoln - because we are facing the champions-elect and also a side who are scrapping for their lives at the bottom.

“Both will be very different challenges, but the players are fired up and ready to meet them.”

Bridlington showed their powers of recovery on Tuesdsay night as they trailed Armthorpe Welfare 2-0 at half-time only to roar back to secure a 4-2 win which put them back on the top of the table, two points ahead of second-placed Retford Town.

“We have had Bridlington watched against Tadcaster recently so we will go into game as well prepared as we can be,” said Quinn.

“They turned a two goal deficit around in midweek and that sent them back on top of the table and they will be anxious to stay there.”

Brighouse could do with the three points in an effort to keep a pack of clubs below them at bay in the final run in.

Quinn is aided by the fact that he will be able to select from a strong squad for the trip to Queensgate with hamstring victim Luke Gibson amd youth team product Ben Grech the only definite absentees.