Boro poised for return to the action

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Scarborough Athletic are finally looking for a return to the NCEL Premier action on Saturday.

Boro’s last outing was the 5-1 crushing of Thackley on January 12, a result that kept Rudy Funk’s men on top of the table.

Athletic will once again venture into West Yorkshire this weekend, with an away-day at mid-table Liversedge.

Funk will be looking for an improved result on the last meeting between the sides.

Boro were leading the fixture in August by a 3-1 scoreline heading into the final four minutes. But a pair of errors by keeper Steve Wilson allowed Liversedge a share of the spoils.

“It was just one of those days, Steve had a couple of rushes of blood in the final few minutes and it cost us,” said Funk.

“Since then Steve has kept a level head and he has been one of our real star performers.

“You have to move on from things like that and he has done it superbly.”

Funk will have no selection headaches going into the game as he isn’t a manager that likes to tinker with a winning line-up.

He added: “I don’t think there is any point in changing a team that is doing well, so we won’t be making any rash decisions.

“The lads all know that if they do suffer a dip in form then I am prepared to alter things around.

“We all trained well this week and we’re all really looking forward to the game.

“We haven’t played in three weeks, but we haven’t lost our heads because of that.

“We just need to keep doing the things that we have been doing and hopefully the results will stay the same.”