Boro hot-shots see off Rangers

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THE WINNING streak continues for Scarborough Athletic, who last night beat sixth-placed Winterton Rangers 3-1 at Queensgate.

Boro have now won six games back-to-back, having struggled earlier in the season to win two in a row.

Manager Paul Olsson puts the good form down to high-tempo workrate and learning to grind out results in tight games.

“The commitment of the players is second to none at the moment,” said Olsson and we are now controlling areas of the pitch in which we had previously struggled.

“We look confident on the ball, and confident we can win it back when we don’t have it.

“I have to give a pat on the back to each of the lads for 90 minutes of hard work and effort.”

Goals from Gary Hepples, Ryan Blott and Bill Law secured the win, and although Boro conceded a freak goal to dissolve any possible chance of a clean-sheet, goalkeeper Tom Woodhead barely had a telling contribution to make.

Olsson continued: “We are defending well as a team, and last night we coped well with everything Winterton threw at us.

“We had lost two defenders in Denny Ingram and Frankie Belt prior to the match, but Josh Clayton came in and was excellent at right-back, and Graham Botham also had a good game.

“In midfield Nicky McNamara had a great full debut, the wide players both scored, and the attackers did their jobs superbly.

“It is pleasing that we are grinding out chances, and putting some great goals away. The third was a great move involving four players from near our own box.

“We have the confidence now, and we just need to keep the run going.”