Buzzing Boro edge closer to club record

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Scarborough Athletic’s magnificent run of form in the Evo-Stik South is doing more than propelling them up the table.

Athletic collected their eighth successive league win on Saturday when they bagged a 3-1 win at Eastwood Town.

This victory edged them closer to a club record, though they still have a bit of work to do over the festive period if they are to achieve that.

Boro’s best run in the league during their six-and-a-half year existence was back in the 2008-2009 campaign when they won the NCEL first division.

The late Brian France - Boro’s first ever manager - guided the club to 15 consecutive league wins between October and March of that season.

At the beginning of the following campaign they won 11 league games in a row, but tailed off badly in the second half of the campaign.

This is the second time that current boss Rudy Funk has sealed eight consecutive league wins, a feat Boro achieved last year on the way to the NCEL Premier division title.

Funk feels that the present charge is down to the togetherness in his playing staff.

“The run is a great achievement for the players and the club as a whole,” said Funk.

“Much of it comes down to the togetherness of the lads. They all work as a unit, which is the key to everything.

“The fans are also making a huge difference as well because they are really getting behind us.

“Saturday’s win at Eastwood Town really showed that because so many fans made the long journey south to come and show their support.

“The fans are really important to us because that support coming from the terraces really pushes the lads on.”