Wonder goals galore as Boro hit four

Boro report
Boro report

A stunning second-half showing rolled over Mossley on Tuesday night as Scarborough Athletic emerged with a 4-1 win.

Having sacrificed a one-goal lead right on the stroke of half-time, Boro soon slipped silkily through the gears, being boosted by two glorious late efforts.

The wonder goals were not limited to the second 45 minutes though, as the hosts got their attacking play underway with a sublime finish.

Billy Logan charged down a Mohamud Ali clearance on the half-way line, danced past two defenders and rolled the ball into the bottom corner of Oliver Martin's net.

A quick look at the form book could have led to predictions of an early opening of the floodgates, but a combination of misfortune and the lack of a killer touch made sure they remained firmly shut.

Skipper Dave Merris slammed a scorching drive against the Mossley post as Boro pressed on, then Michael Coulson stooped to head just wide.

Logan was denied another by a save from Martin, then Max Wright drilled past the post and into the fans behind the Mossley goal.

So when Mossley won a corner on the left and levelled through a Tom Dean header right on the half-time whistle, there were a number of shocked faces around the Flamingo Land Stadium.

A few more edgy moments after the resumption followed, Ali saw a drive deflected just wide of the Boro goal, then keeper Tommy Taylor made an amazing save to deny Liam Ellis, who was played through on goal.

But it was Boro who rose above the mist of battle, dragged there by top-scorer Coulson.

The attacker had his darting run into the box ended by a crude lunge by keeper Martin, who was given no chance with a precise penalty, that made it 2-1.

Merris showed his defensive capabilities when, on a rare raid forward, Mossley winger Elliot Harrison was left frustrated by his diving block.

There was more to come from Boro's skipper as, with 15 minutes left, he burst onto a ball on the left and crashed it into the top corner to end a long-standing goal drought.

After a bizarre close-range miss from Mossley's Adam Lapham, Merris' strike was then topped by wing wonderkid Wright.

With the clock ticking towards injury-time, he somehow slipped past two players on the right, cut inside and bent the ball beautifully over a stranded Martin.

Wright's effort was a fitting way to end a fine second half, capping yet another three-point haul for Steve Kittrick's men.