Boro 6 - 1 Sutton Town

200 supporters travelled down the coast to watch the game against Sutton Town, who included former Scarborough FC players Jason Blunt, Matt Redmile and goalkeeper Leigh Walker in their starting line-up.

Scarborough's line-up was swapped around slightly from the Thursday night defeat at Goole, with Darren Phillips, Mark Griffin and Liam Widdowson starting the game. Goalkeeper Dave Bramley started in goal once more, whilst Drew McCoubrey, Scott Phillips and Craig Evans were rested. Centre-Back Adam Butterly played once more and signed for the club following the match.

With Brian France away, son Darren took the reigns, and he would have been delighted with the start Boro made.

After just four minutes Joe Lightowler turned smartly on a through-ball from Thompson and hit a left foot shot across Walker to put the Seadogs 1-0 up.

Just six minutes later however it was 1-1 as James Senior took advantage of a defensive lapse to volley home past Bramley at his near post.

As the game continued to ebb and flow, Boro using the wide men of Smethurst and Griffin to cause Sutton's full-backs problems, Lightowler scored an amazing goal. With the ball bouncing in front of him, 35 yards out, the diminutive striker hit a strike which dipped over Walker and hit the net. A fantastic way to put Boro 2-1 ahead.

Just four minutes later it was 3-1. Dave Thompson turned on the edge of the area and shot across Walker, the ball nestling in the bottom corner.

France made a plethora of changes at half-time, as is the norm with this type of friendlies. Glenn Powley went in goal, Jon Elwood slotted in at right-back, Craig Evans took the left-back spot, Martyn Ferrey and Scott Phillips came on in midfield, Shaun Chadburn took the left wing and Alex Reveley and Dave Bell went up front.

And it was Bell who further increased Boro's lead in the 47th minute. The bustling forward looped home a strike from a narrow angle.

On the hour Reveley scored the first of a brace. He slotted home a neat finish after being put through by Scott Phillips, his first goal for the club.

His second and Boro's sixth goal of the day came with just four minutes left. Dave Bell deserves the credit for a fantastic run and cross which Reveley despatched past Walker first time and without worry.

A great performance by the Seadogs and a confidence boosting victory before the season proper starts at Teversal on August 11th.

Goalscorers
4' 1-0 Lightowler
12' 1-1 Senior
27' 2-1 Lightowler
31' 3-1 Thompson
47' 4-1 Bell
59' 5-1 Reveley
86' 6-1 Reveley

Boro Team
1. Bramley GK (Powley 45)
2. Hyam (Ellwood 45)
3. D Phillips (Evans 45)
4. Butterley
5. Kennett (Hyam 80)
6. Thompson (Ferrey 45)
7. Griffin (Hogg 70)
8. Widdowson (S Phillips 45)
9. Hogg (Bell 45)
10. Lightowler (Reveley 45)
11. Smethurst (Chadburn 45)

Attendance: 200

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