Saturday League ready for Boro

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The Scarborough News League will be looking to pull off a shock when they entertain Scarborough Athletic at Silver Royd on Saturday, 3pm.

Alec Coulson’s select tean will meet up with Rudy Funk’s Boro in a friendly clash at Scarborough RUFC’s base.

Boro edged a 3-2 victory last time out and Coulson feels that he has once again selected a squad to compete against their Evo-Stik North rivals.

Coulson’s side will include former Boro, Brid and Whitby striker Billy Logan, as well as fellow Newlands players Sean Exley, Johnny Manson and Danny Jenkinson, all of who lifted the Saturday League title las season.

They shaped up for Saturday’s game with a friendly at Bridlington Town on Tuesday night, with Logan scoring both goals in a 7-2 defeat.

He said: “We had the game against Brid and I don’t think the scoreline told the whole story. Their finishing was just outstanding.

“It was a good work-out for us ahead of the Scarborough Athletic match, though it was probably the first time a lot of our players have kicked a ball since the last day of last season.

“I thought that we did really well against Scarborough Athletic last time out. We lost 3-2 and they won it with a dubious penalty.

“The lads are all up their game for that one because they all want to play against Scarborough.

“Hopefully there will be a bit of interest in it as well.”

The action will kick off at 1.30pm when Boro juniors are in action.

Admission prices on the day will be £5 for adults and £2 for concessions.

There is a two-course pre-match lunch available for £8.50, served at 1.45pm.

The meal will be soup, followed by steak pie, veg and chips.

This must be pre-booked via the Boro website or by phoning Steve Adamson on 372121.

As last season there will be some ex-Boro players in attendance. The games are being sponsored by Fusion Resources.

Scarborough League squad: Martin Cappleman - Edgehill, Johnny Manson - Newlands, Daniel White - Edgehill, Steven Sheader - West Pier, Ben Briggs - Filey , Kurtis Henderson - Edgehill , Martin Cooper - West Pier, Sean Exley - Newlands, Danny Jenkinson - Newlands, Liam Cooper - Edgehill, Liam Glaves - Ayton, Neil Thomas - West Pier, Gary Thomas - West Pier, Tyson Stubbings - Ayton, Ricky Greening - Edgehill , Billy Logan - Newlands.

Alec Coulson - Manager, Steve Roberts - Assistant manager.