Scarborough sealed a memorable win, 7-5 against Nostell on Saturday in the Junior Premier League. Trailing 3-1 then 5-3 in the first two thirds, the young side produced a stirring finish to seal the victory.
Adam Oliver scored an excellent hat-trick including a delicate lob from 20yards. Logan Tuck produced a cool finish under pressure for his first Boro goal, Finlay Sayers Barker tapped home and Kobi Crawford scored a quality brace, including a powerful header from a corner.
Monty Burlinson was gold player, with Oliver silver and Sayers Barker bronze
Westella & Willerby 2 v 6 Scarborough Athletic
In what was their first visit to play Westella and Willerby, Scarborough controlled the game from the first whistle to run out convincing winners in the Hull and District Boys League Division One.
George Birley showed no mercy in firing Boro into a quick 2-0 lead within 5 minutes, which quickly became 3-0 with a sublime 25-yard screamer from Reuben Taylor. Soon after that following great work from the midfield, Birley played through Harry Southwick to make it 4-0. Westella & Willerby pulled one back just before half time.
Into the second half, Scarborough's determination to press and win the ball back resulted in two further goals from Riley Foster and Birley who completed his hat-trick, before the hosts pulled a consolation goal back. An outstanding performance from the whole squad!
Scarborough Athletic 2 v 4 Hessle Sporting Lions
Scarborough welcomed Hessle in their first game of the season and in what turned out to be a cracking entertaining end-to-end game between two evenly matched sides.
Hessle started the brighter and took an early lead when a through ball caught out the Scarborough defence and the striker calmly rounded Ben Voase to slot home. As Scarborough grew into the game they deservedly drew level when a brilliant free-kick by Kene Knowles from wide out on the right sailed into the net over the retreating Hessle keeper.
Both sides were playing with confidence and played some great passing and moving phases as they looked to take control, but it was Boro who took the initiative when Cameron MacDonald slotted home from inside the box to give the home side the lead early in the second half. However, Hessle responded when a midfielder picked up the ball inside his own half and brushed off several Scarborough players on a mazy run before threading the ball through the home defence for his teammate to run onto and calmly score the equaliser.
Voase then stood tall to brilliantly thwart an on-rushing striker to keep his team in the game and with Taylor Hide and Joshua Kelly marshalling the defence, Boro pushed forward looking to regain the lead but they were caught by two quick goals and they undeservedly fell behind. However their determination and resilience never wilted and they dominated the latter stages as they put Hessle’s defence under tremendous pressure with Lewis Hunter and Rhys Hooson going close before Knowles latched onto a long clearance from Voase, rounded the Hessle keeper but saw his effort run agonisingly wide of the far post; a second goal would have capped a great performance by Knowles.
Both sides contributed to a fantastic game that could have gone either way.
Doncaster Rovers 4 v 2 Scarborough Athletic
Scarborough traveled to the Keepmoat Stadium to play their first away game in the Junior Premier League against Doncaster Rovers.
The first 15 minutes of the game was a tight scrappy affair with both teams struggling to make any clear cut chances until the 18th minute when a Rovers corner was met at the front post to head them 1-0 in front. Boro managed to contain the Rovers pressure until 5 minutes before half-time when a Rovers pull back was met at the edge of the box and despatched into the top corner leaving the Boro keeper with no chance.
Scarborough came out after the break the brighter, but against the run of play found themselves 3-0 down. Almost instantly Boro’s left winger Charlie Colley broke free down the wing and drove into the box and fired home to make it 3-1. But Boro soon found themselves 4-1 down when a loose ball on the edge of the box was fired low into the bottom corner. With 15 minutes left on the clock Boro pushed to respond and earned a free-kick on the edge of Doncaster’s box. Captain Riki Greening stepped up and drove a blistering shot that the keeper could not hold to make it 4-2. Boro continued to push for more but the game ended 4-2 to the hosts.
Scarborough Athletic 2 v 0 Pelican FC
Scarborough played Pelican away and the game was started brightly by both teams, with both having chances, but it was Scarborough who had the better of the chances when Nathan Williams rattled the crossbar. Pelican did have a chance however, but Kian Heblich in goal for Boro made sure he wasn’t going to concede.
In the second half the game was stepped up a gear by Scarborough and they took the lead early into the second half when they were awarded a free-kick and Nathan Williams curled it into the top left-hand corner. Boro were under pressure for the next ten or fifteen minutes but kept it tight at the back with Billy Keough and Aidan Williams playing outstandingly. Boro then doubled their lead when Williams jinked round three Pelican defenders before calmly slotting off the post.
Pelican put up a good fight, but Scarborough were the better team on the day and deserved their two-goal victory.
Elloughton Blackburn 1 v 1 Scarborough Athletic
Scarborough shared the spoils at Elloughton Blackburn with a 1-1 draw. The first half was goalless with Jared Elwick going closest for Boro striking the upright.
Boro went in front 3 minutes after the break when George Walmsley beat off a couple of challenges to fire past the advancing keeper. Tom Wright then grazed the crossbar with a header, but the home side equalised with 10 minutes remaining to grab a point for the hosts. Both keepers were busy throughout in an entertaining encounter.