Stewart fires Boro to victory

Boro report
Boro report

A double from Carl Stewart helped Scarborough Athletic return to winning ways in the Evo-Stik North on Saturday at Queensgate.

Stewart's goals were added to by a strike from debutant Lamin Colley, as Boro clinched a 3-1 win against Droylsden.

Colley came in for his Boro debut in a three-pronged attack, another new face in Jake Day took his place on the bench, while Craig Nelthorpe joined him after recovering from injury.

The signs were good in the early stages, Boro playing some lively stuff against a Droylsden side who struggled with the tempo.

Matty Bloor's low strike looked to be settling in the net, but it struck an off-side Benny Igiehon on the way to the goal and it bounced to safety.

Droylsden did look something of a threat going forward, Steve Lewis and Adam Farrell both going close with headed efforts.

It was Boro who had the goalscoring knack though, and a double burst instilled an early cushion between the sides.

Carl Stewart took advantage of some good approach play with 21 minutes played and he slotted comfortably into the net.

Then, just minutes later, debut-boy Colley neatly finished a second when Igiehon drilled the ball into the centre.

Boro's defence was dissected soon after this, Frost rampaging onto a throughball, but he panicked in the face of a charging Jordan Porter and put his shot wide.

The hosts continued their goal-rush just before the break when Stewart was set free for a second time and the striker picked out the bottom corner of the net to make it 3-0.

Droyslden gave a slight murmur at the beginning of the second half.

Sean Clancy's effort was cleared off the line by Porter, then Lewis fired straight at the Boro keeper.

Lewis had a better chance just before the hour when Porter picked up a back-pass on his line. The ball was rolled the the striker six yards from the goal, but he sliced it horribly wide.

In the end it was Lewis who managed to trim the lead back to two after 67 minutes when he fired home from the spot. This came after Cameron Murray had tugged on a shirt in the box.

Droylsden continued to push on in a complete change of roles.

Lewis had a shot blocked by Matty Turnbull on the line, then Farrell somehow managed to head over from around three yards.

Boosted by the arrival from the bench of Nelthorpe, Boro finally showed the game management to see out the closing minutes of the game and book the three-point haul.