Boro begin pre-season with victory
Scarborough Athletic began pre-season with a convincing 2-0 win over East Yorkshire Carnegie on Tuesday night.
In the first competitive action for a much-changed Boro squad, manager Steve Kittrick handed starting spots to new signings Tom Taylor, Sam Hewitt, Nathan Valentine, Ross Daly and Leon Osborne.
On a damp pitch at Dunswell Park, it was Boro who started the strongest, with Joe Danby going close early on with his back post header clawed away by the East Yorkshire Carnegie goalkeeper.
Danby then turned provider as he drilled in a low, skidding cross into the centre, where Craig Nelthorpe couldn't divert it goalwards on the stretch.
Boro continued to create opportunities, with Leon Osborne drifting in from the left to hit a curling left footed effort that was pushed away from goal.
But it wasn't all one way traffic with Tom Taylor having to stay alert to keep out a deflected shot that was heading for the bottom corner and then showed strong palms to keep out a stinging drive from the edge of the area.
With the game drifting towards the break, it was a surprise when the deadlock was broken on the stroke of half-time. Joe Danby looped a header over the keeper and nestled in the back of the net to give Steve Kittrick's side the lead at half-time.
The Boro management shuffled their pack at the break, bringing on Jimmy Beadle, Carl Stewart, James Cadman, Matt Dempsey and Adam Bolder coming on for the second half.
It wasn't long before the lead was doubled, with Jimmy Beadle showing the power in his right foot with a crashing drive past the goalkeeper after the ball fell nicely for the midfielder in the box.
Boro continued to create opportunities, with Beadle flashing an effort over the bar and Joe Danby fizzing an effort wide.
The game petered out in the closing stages and allowed Boro to ease to a comfortable win to begin the friendly action ahead of the massive opening game against Sheffield United at the weekend.
It was a solid workout for the Boro side, with East Yorkshire proving good opposition for the opening friendly.
Boro Starting XI: Taylor, Brown, Merris, Turnbull, Hewitt, Daly, Nelthorpe, Valentine, Osborne, Logan, Danby
Subs: Beadle, Cadman, Stewart, Dempsey, Wilson, Barnes (Trialist), A. Bolder« Back to news