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Funk delight at three-point haul.

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Rudy Funk may have not been overly delighted by Saturday’s Scarborough Athletic performance at Armthorpe, but he certainly was cheered by the three points.

It wasn’t the easiest of afternoon’s for Funk’s men, but they still managed to depart a chilly Church Lane with a 3-2 victory that forces them up to second in the NCEL Premier.

“Although the performance wasn’t there on a difficult pitch, the fact that we have three points is great,” he said.

“We said before the game that the win is the most important thing regardless how you play. The points keep us right up there in the table and that is all that matters.”

Funk was also pleased with new addition David Brown, and he is expecting fellow frontman Henry Sibenge to have joined the club in time for Tuesday night’s North Riding FA Senior Cup tie against Redcar.

He added: “I really enjoyed David’s performance when he came on. Many people may question his stature, but he is a similar build to Lionel Messi and who questions him?

“He gave us a different dimension because he is very direct and very quick. He also plays some very clever one-twos, which helped us to open the game up.

“We brought David on for Robbie Hawkes, who was struggling a little bit, due to a lack of match practice of late.

“If everything goes right then we should have Henry in for Tuesday.

“I have spoken to him and everything is okay with Arnold and Hucknall, who he has been playing for, so we will have another speedy player in the squad.

“Things are ticking along nicely at the moment and hopefully this will continue until the end of the season.”

The shine was taken off Boro’s victory by a nasty injury to Armthorpe striker Joe Lumsden, who left the field with cruciate ligament damage.

Funk said: “He must have twisted or maybe he fell badly, but it really isn’t very nice.

“I went in the changing room after and gave him a hug, I also told him that we are all in it together, regardless of whether he was opposition or not.

“I hope he has a speedy recovery because he is a decent lad that I have known for a number of years.”

 

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