Disciplined performance delights Boro chief Funk

Boro boss Rudy Funk
Boro boss Rudy Funk
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Scarborough Athletic manager Rudy Funk has expressed his joy at his side’s disciplined performance during their 2-1 win at Cambridge City on Wednesday night.

Boro were forced to make the lengthy trip south after drawing 0-0 with the Evo-Stik Premier outfit at Queensgate on Saturday.

Goals from Matty Plummer and Bryan Hughes handed Funk’s men a trip to AFC Telford in the next stage of the FA Trophy.

Funk said: “We knew after the game on Saturday that the only way we could get a result in Cambridge was to defend deep or close them down in the wide areas.

“We talked in the week, set it all up, we were also helped by an excellent and disciplined performance by the lads.

“Our plan was to hit them on the break and we did that in style.

“I am delighted for the club, the board and the chairman and now we move on to another great game at Telford in the next round.”

The Romanian manager also added that Boro’s in-demand striker Lewis Clarkson and hitman Ryan Blott weren’t required due to the team’s tactial prowess on the night.

He added: “We had two strikers on the bench in Lewis Clarkson and Ryan Blott, both of whom are on fire at the moment. Because of our organisation we didn’t need either of them.

“I would like to thank everyone of the lads. To go down there and win in the FA Trophy is just fantastic.”

Funk added that the good news the club have received off the pitch surrounding the proposed leisure village at Weaponness and his wedding anniversary have added up to a superb week.

Funk said: “The fact that we were given the green light to have our own ground in Scarborough just lifted everybody and on a personal note it is 33 years since I was got married to my wife Sue - what a anniversary present that was.”