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West Leeds RUFC lose out to table-toppers Bridlington

It was first versus second in this fixture and there was little between the sides, the sticky pudding of a pitch and the wind being as influential in the result as the tactics, writes Glenn Broadbent.

Bridlington’s Dukes Park is a difficult place to visit and very few sides come anywhere near challenging the home side. West Leeds took them all the way but in the end it was Bridlington who made the most of the conditions.

Taking a 10-3 lead into half time the hosts should have been looking to extend their lead but Wests hit back to draw level and maintained a strong combative presence.

Bridlington continued to push and just as in the return fixture the longer the game went on the more they looked like winners and so it was with seven minutes left they took the lead with the final score 15-10.

Bridlington effectively tied up promotion and it will be hard for anyone to deny them promotion.

Bridlington are 15 points clear of Wests and the strange thing is the aggregate score over the two fixtures is 30-15.

West Leeds now face another tough task next week with a visit to Hullensians and with an impressive York side closing the gap West Leeds need to get something from the game to consolidate second place.

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