Boro too good for Frickley

Carl Stewart hit Boro's first
Carl Stewart hit Boro's first

Scarborough Athletic wrapped up their penultimate friendly of pre-season on Tuesday night when they notched a 2-0 win at Frickley.

The fact that goals from Carl Stewart and Benny Igiehon helped them to a win against a side from the division above may have been special enough, but this was added to by Steve Kittrick's men doing it without five first-choice players.

Benny Igiehon registered once again for Boro

Benny Igiehon registered once again for Boro

Paul Robson, Alhassane Keita, Paul Beesley, Adam Bolder and Craig Nelthorpe all missed the run-out, though that allowed space for a string of trialists, some of whom really caught the eye.

"We played really well as a whole," said Kittrick.

"One of my director friends from Guiseley came down to watch the match and he said that we've got a bit of a special squad, that is without five of our key players.

"I don't want to get carried away with this, but we were organised and strong, that is exactly how we are going to be this season."

Boro started the game with trialist winger Andre Olukanmi in the starting 11, while Kent Bannister and Affis Sanchez were on the bench.

An inspired attacking performance ripped through hosts Frickley at will, but only goals from Carl Stewart and Benny Igiehon divided the sides at the break.

Stewart's came after Igiehon's effort was saved, the big striker scored one of his own when Stewart repaid the favour.

Frickley came back into the game after the break, but as the changes were rung, Boro held firm and recorded another fine result.