Boro boss Funk: Nostell success a job well done

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Scarborough Athletic boss Rudy Funk hailed the professional manner of his side’s 5-0 NCEL Premier Division triumph over Nostell Miners Welfare on Saturday.

The Boro chief conceded that his charges were not at their scintillating best, but was still satisfied with how they went about making it seven home league victories on the bounce at a cold Queensgate.

Funk told the Scarborough News: “The Nostell win might not have been too pretty on the eye, but the most important thing was that we collected three points. At the end of the day, we have done our job.

“There are ways and means to win a game of football. Sometimes you have to up the tempo when it matters and sometimes you have to slow things down when you can. This wasn’t our best performance but we played to the pace of the game.

“You have to take your chances when they come, that is what this game is all about and that is exactly what we did in the first half.

“After a few goals the match got stretched so we just knocked the ball about. It was just one of those games where you just have to keep playing that way until the 90th minute.

“Once you are 3-0 up at half-time it can sometimes be difficult to motivate players to keep going but we have something about us now, we know what to do and how to see games out.

“We are coming to the latter stages of the season now so we have to be very careful how we handle things and I can have absolutely no complaints about our display and the way we got the points.”

Funk was forced to tinker with the starting 11 that smashed seven goals past Long Eaton United last time out with winger Robbie Hawkes coming into the side in place of the suspended Tom Adams, while Jimmy Beadle moved into a central role.

However, the Boro boss did not feel that the enforced re-organisation proved to be too much of a hindrance in the end.

He added: “We had to shuffle the pack with Tommy Adams’ suspension. I thought that Jimmy did very well in the middle of the park and I was very pleased to get Robbie back in the starting line-up.

“We’ve also had the chance to give (David) Browny another half an hour which means everybody within the squad is getting involved and for me that is a real bonus.

“The biggest positive however is the clean sheet. Regardless of how you perform or how you win, as long as you keep a clean sheet and get the three points you must be doing something right.

“I have to say well done to the lads, five goals and a clean sheet, everybody should be happy.”