Funk praises Boro after away draw at Eastwood Town

Boro boss Rudy Funk
Boro boss Rudy Funk

Boro boss Rudy Funk was full of praise for his squad after their goalless draw at Eastwood Town.

The NCE premier division side once again took on a side from the Evo-Stik premier division, but although they failed to repeat the 4-2 scoreline they earned at Whitby Town on Saturday, Funk was still very happy with their efforts.

“It was a very good team performance and we worked very well as a unit, especially as players like Tony Hackworth, Ryan Blott, Tom Adams, Bil Law and Joel Ramm were unavailable for various reasons.

“The draw was a fair result as both sides played this like a competitive match, and we played some pretty good football.”

He added: “The main thing that impressed me, as it has done throughout pre-season so far, is the excellent attitude and application the players have shown. Even though I made a few changes from the team who played at Whitby, the players who stepped in tonight all did their jobs excellently. There is plenty of competition for places.”

Funk is now setting his sights on Saturday’s big match at Queensgate against his friend Keith Curle’s team, League One outfit Notts County.

“Saturday’s game will be a serious test for our players, we know it will be very tough as Keith will be bringing his full squad and they are a good team.

“I would like to say a big thank-you to the Bridlington Town chairman Pete Smurthwaite, who has put a lot of work in to help get this friendly sorted and the pitch is looking in great condition so I hope we can get a big crowd down there for what should be a great game.”

The match kicks off at 2pm on Saturday.