Bull keen that fans play their part in Boro's FA Cup clash

Boros fans get stuck into the FA Cup action during the last-round success against Sunderland RCA
Boros fans get stuck into the FA Cup action during the last-round success against Sunderland RCA

Scarborough Athletic take a step into the unknown on Saturday when they entertain Stratford Town in the FA Cup third qualifying round.

Boro have never reached this stage of the competition before since the club’s formation just over 10 years ago.

A victory at the Flamingo Land Stadium would see Boro stepping through to tackle the cream of non-league football, as teams from the National League join the party in the fourth qualifying round.

Chairman Trevor Bull feels the fans can play a huge part in getting Boro over the next hurdle and through to what could be a very lucrative tie.

Bull said: “We might not have a 6,000 capacity stadium at Scarborough FC, but we have a ground that holds 2,000 and when it is packed to the rafters there is some atmosphere.”

“It would be fantastic if the people of the town turned out in force to help cheer us on in such an important game for the club.

“If we do manage to progress then there are so many attractive ties that lie in wait. The fans can definitely play their part in getting us there.”

Since their move into town at the beginning of the season, Boro have averaged crowds of 1,055 in their FA Cup and Evo-Stik North games.

The gates have been rising in recent weeks as well, with 904 watching Tuesday night’s 4-1 win against Goole that lifted Boro to second in the table.

Bull added: “To have a crowd of over 900 on a Tuesday night when Champions League football was on TV is amazing.

“The team are winning games and playing some really attractive football at the moment, which is great for the fans.

“We’re obviously not under the impression that we’ll win the FA Cup, but while we are still in it, it would be great if the fans get behind us and enjoy the adventure.”