Match Report: Garforth Town


Scarborough headed to Garforth Town in the opening friendly fixture last night in preparation for 2020/21, with the game played behind closed doors.

Northern Counties Premier Division, Garforth featured a number of familiar faces in their colours from Manager Paul Marshall to veteran Ryan Cooper also making an appearance on the pitch for the hosting side.
Boro fielded a number of new players and trialists for the game, with David Brown beginning the first of two games in leading the seadogs whilst Darren Kelly enjoys a holiday.
Boro began the game sharply, where after 12 minutes, neat direct play from the back via new signings Ashley Jackson and Kieran Glynn fed Nathan Cartman, who hit home a long-distanced effort from around 35 yards. 
Moments later, Boro were further ahead when a flurry of shots were parried by the Garforth gloveman, but he could not stop Michael Coulson finishing from Nathan Cartman's initial effort.
Boro suffered some misfortune, when new signing Kieran Weledji went down after 21 minutes to be replaced by the returning James Cadman. 
Boro continued to dominate in the closing parts of the half, with Cartman twice caught offside when one on one with the Garforth keeper. 
Boro rang the changes at half time, with a number of trialists taking to the field. The media person at this point left the Ground to take the injured Weledji for treatment. Weledji has since been told he has suffered a ruptured achilles, sitting the new signing out for a considerable timeframe. We wish Kieran a quick and full recovery.
The second half changes and the heavy cross-field wind impacted upon Boro's flow to the game, with Garforth pulling a goal back following a poor clearance. 
Trialist, Brandon Smalley made it 3-1 to the seadogs as Boro hung on to a victory in a very typical pre-season fixture on the pitch.
Boro from: Trenerry, Barrett, Jackson, Weledji, Coates, Gooda, Watson, Spence, Cartman, Coulson, Glynn.
Subs used: Porritt, Beadle, Smalley, Cadman, Crouz, Blott, McNaughton, Chimalilo, Parker, Wright, Avison.
Photos by Mightyphotographs
Photos by Mightyphotographs
Photos by Mightyphotographs
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