Brown urging City to ‘do a job’

hsb   Ripon City v Wetherby. Number 9 (Wetherby) and number 6.  (111112M2b)
hsb Ripon City v Wetherby. Number 9 (Wetherby) and number 6. (111112M2b)

RIPON City plunge into a Whitworth Cup semi-final tomorrow, and the message from gaffer Charlie Brown is simple: go out there and do a job.

City travel to Harrogate Premier League side Beckwithshaw Saints, looking to claim their spot in another final (1.30pm).

“On paper we’re favourites to go through,” he said.

“But on the day, it’s just 11 against 11 and we’ve got to go to Beckwithshaw, which isn’t a brilliant pitch, and that’s a big leveller.

“When all’s said and done, we’ve just got to make sure we get one more goal than them, that’s all that matters.”

The carrot of a possible place in the final against old foes Boroughbridge is a big incentive for success tomorrow.

“We’ll have a full squad out so it’s ours to lose,” said Brown.

“We’ve got to go and do a job.

“I’m sure me and Daz will have our usual talk on the phone before the game and wish each other luck, it’s the final we want to see.

“I can’t see Boroughbridge coming unstuck.”

City picked up three precious points at home to Wetherby Athletic in the West Yorkshire Premier on Saturday, winning 2-0 after two quality goals from Duncan Terry and Jack Emmett.

“It was a great day at the office - three points and a clean sheet,” said Brown.

“It wasn’t our best performance in the first half but in the second we seemed to flick a switch and bossed it.

“We had Mark Rimmer to thank in the first half.

“He really did his job as a ‘keeper and we owed him as we weren’t at the races at that point.

“Then Duncan Terry’s goal was a good strike and Adam Robinson’s pass to Tom Leeming saw him send the ball across the face of the goal and Jack volleyed in.

“It was a great finish.”