It’s the most anticipated match of the season – the East Coast Derby. This season, part two of the derby games falls on Easter Saturday, after Boro beat Bridlington in their home game on Boxing Day.
There are numerous links between the two clubs – not least the fact they share a home ground. Here, we look at the on the field links between the two sets of players, the majority of whom have a senior football link between the two clubs or as former team-mates with at various clubs those they will battle against at Queensgate.
The below links are not a complete list. They will undoubtedly be some omissions, and probably some mistakes concerns when players played with who. But I’m on a day off work, and the sun is out for the first time in a while, so I’m not spending all day on the PC!
Feel free to contribute via a comment if you know of other links or spot mistakes.
Arran Reid – Played with Brid’s Phillips, Logan and Hogg at Boro.
Denny Ingram – Played with Belt, Jenkinson, Phillips at Boro. Played with Wilberforce at Scarborough FC. Also played in friendly games for Scarborough Town under Mitch Cook.
Paddy Miller – Played with Belt, Jenkinson, Phillips, Logan, Hogg at Boro.
Matt Plummer – Former Brid player.
Dave Kemp – Former Brid Player. Played with Phillips, Hogg, Logan, Jenkinson and Belt at Boro.
James Bennett – Former Brid player.
Jimmy Beadle – Played with Brid’s Chris Batchelor at Whitby Town. Played with Brid’s Mark Wilberforce and worked with Mitch Cook at SFC.
Bryan Hughes – Was at Hull City at the same time as Frank Belt.
Robbie Hawkes – Former Brid player. Also played at Boro in 10-11 with Belt, Phillips and Jenkinson. Also played under Brid manager Mitch Cook and with Wayne Aziz, Josh Greening and Nathan Cook at Pickering and with M Cook, Greening and N Cook Scarborough Town.
Tom Adams – Played under Mitch Cook and with Wayne Aziz, Josh Greening and Nathan Cook at Pickering Town.
Ryan Blott – Played with Phillips, Logan, Jenkinson, Belt and Hogg at Boro. Played with Wilberforce and worked with Mitch Cook at SFC.
Tony Hackworth – Played with Phillips, Belt and Jenkinson at Boro. Played with Wilberforce and worked with Mitch Cook at SFC. Played with Brid’s Chris Batchelor at Whitby Town.
Former Boro players: Belt, Jenkinson, Logan, Phillips, Hogg.
Former SFC players: Wilberforce, Batchelor.
Former Brid players now at Boro: Bennett, Plummer, Hawkes, Kemp.
Wayne Aziz, Chris Batchelor and Ryan Blott all played at Whitby briefly during the 05-06 season, but it is unclear if they played together. See HERE
For a full run down of Boro vs Brid games over the past few years, not including the Boxing Day game this season see HERE