Boro smash four past Skem

Boro report
Boro report

It was more of the same for Scarborough Athletic on Saturday as they strode to their second 4-1 win in a week.

The setting may have been a touch different on the plush grass of Skelmersdale's Stormy Corner pitch, but the result and the dominant display were the same.

The sheen was possibly tarnished by a late goal from the hosts, but by then a quartet of sparkling Boro goals had already polished off any Skelmersdale hopes.

There was nothing stunning about the opening stages of the game, the highlight being the early withdrawal of home full-back Jonathan Crane, who picked out a nasty knock.

Michael Coulson suddenly lit a spark with some dancing footwork on the edge of the box, but his deflected shot blazed wide.

Then out of nothing Boro nipped in to shatter the deadlock.

The pacy Max Wright stole onto a ball 30 yards from goal, outstripped the defence, rounded the keeper and flicked neatly into the back of the net.

Wright then turned provider as Boro ran rampant through the home back-line.

The on-loan man drove to the byline and then cut the ball back for Coulson, who typically took his time before stroking the ball gracefully home.

The remainder of the half was littered by Skelmersdale bookings, with Coulson having the only opportunity to add to the tally.

After more clever footwork, he managed to work some space to angle a drive past keeper Jack Simms, but also past the post.

Skelmersdale were almost given a path back into the game when the new period got underway.

Lewis Codling's effort looped up off a defensive foot, but Boro keeper Tommy Taylor managed to back-pedal in time to tip the ball over.

Boro then put the game to bed, as Coulson ghosted into the box and fed Billy Logan, the striker gobbling up the opportunity from close range.

Coulson extended his goals total further with another composed finish off the post as Skelmersdale rocked from Boro's flurry of blows.

That was that though, as Boro eased off the throttle and the hosts began their vain bid to haul themselves back into the game.

The only joy they received was in the final few minutes, with sub Remi Howarth drilling home from the edge of the box.

But the whistle and another three points for Boro followed soon after.