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LISTEN: Reaction to Scarborough Athletic Defeat

SAFC NEWS Scarborough Athletic

Published at 11:37am 15th January 2017. (Updated at 11:41am 15th January 2017)

Lancaster City proved far too good for Scarborough Athletic as the visitors ran out 3-1 winners at a chilly Queensgate.


Boro boss Steve Kittrick went with a 4-4-2 formation to match the league leaders, dropping defender Jameel Ible to the bench and bringing winger Craig Nelthorpe back into the starting eleven..


The home side were up against it from the first whistle, with the pace and hold up play from Lancaster paying off early on. It was no surprise when Ryan Winter got the ball rolling for Phil Brown's side, sweeping in from close range on 10 minutes to make it 1-0.


The chances kept coming for the Dolly Blues and on the half hour a second goal arrived when Louis Mayers finished past a static home defence from a Lewis Gregory assist.


Shortly after going two goals down, Boro's task became even harder as they were reduced to ten men with goalkeeper Jordan Porter given his marching orders for bringing down the lively Jordan Connerton. Although the resulting free-kick ballooned over the crossbar of sub keeper Tom Morgan, Connerton was celebrating a few minutes later, timing his near post run to perfection to head in and make it 3-0 in a scintillating first half attacking display by Lancaster.


A shell-shocked Boro could have fallen further behind shortly after half-time but Jacob Gregory was denied by an excellent low save from Morgan. It wasn't Lancaster winger Gregory's day as he then had a goal ruled out after his shot had deflected off Mayers standing in an offside position. 


Boro were handed a lifeline on 63 minutes when Jacob Hazel was brought down in the area, with Adam Bolder stepping up to convert from the penalty spot.


With 10-man Boro committing men forward, Lancaster had another goal chalked off for offside as Connerton tapped in a ball across the six yard box from Craig Carney. 


Scarborough sub Lewis Dennison missed a golden chance to set up a nervy finale, but could only poke over the bar from a yard out as the Seadogs were swept aside by a confident Lancaster side.


After the match, Boro Manager Steve Kittrick gave his reaction to WIll Baines..



Boro: Porter, Flint, Merris, Bloor, Price, Humble, Murray, A. Bolder, Igiehon, Hazel, Nelthorpe


Subs: Ible, Dennison, Morgan, Day, Brown


Attendance: 361


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