’Bridge keeping feet on floor in pursuit of top five West Yorks spot

hsb  Boroughbridge v Hunslet Club..  (131005M4b)
hsb Boroughbridge v Hunslet Club.. (131005M4b)

Boroughbridge boss Daz Ekin is keeping his eyes firmly planted on a top five spot, despite his merry men closing on a West Yorkshire Premier podium spot.

‘Bridge thrashed third-positioned Beeston St Anthony’s 3-0 at Aldborough Road on Saturday (page 93.)

The three points moved ‘Bridge just four points away from their opponents, and within striking distance of Field in fourth.

But ‘Bridge’s chief insisted the club’s feet would stay planted to the floor.

He said: “Don’t get carried away. Nothing has changed.

“We are looking for the top five, anything else would be a massive bonus.”

Full-back Ben Clayton has returned to ‘Bridge from Knaresborough Town for this Saturday’s home clash against Shelley. James McDain and Baz O’Neill are also back available.

Shelley beat ‘Bridge 1-0 earlier this season, in a match marred by a horrific leg break to Blues forward Matt Thompson.

Ekin was keen to avenge that defeat, one of only three his side has encountered this year, to pile more pressure on the top sides.

“We let ourselves down against them. Players’ minds weren’t on the game,” added Ekin. “We are looking for revenge to get those points back.

“This team has a few miles left. Confidence is high.”