Funk quashes Sibenge rumours

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Scarborough Athletic quashed any rumours that Henry Sibenge had left the club after Saturday’s crushing 7-1 defeat of Long Eaton.

Sibenge has joined Evo-Stik South side Goole on a short-term basis, though he is free to return to Boro when Funk requires his services.

He said: “I spoke to Henry and he told me that he loves it here, but he wants to do well for Scarborough.

“I asked if he wanted to go away and get some match time and he decided that this would be a good idea, but he underlined that his first choice will be this club.

“He has gone away to Goole to play some minutes and when we need him he will be back with us.

“We are still looking around for a few players, we’re in talks with one or two at the moment, but we’ll see how that goes.”

Funk was delighted by his side’s display, as they swept Long Eaton aside and stretched their lead at the top of the table.

He added: “It was nice to be back home again, I almost forgot was our ground was like.

“We came out strongly and played some great stuff throughout , which was great to see.

“I like Long Eaton, they are a young side, who work hard, but we just turned on the style in the second half and that was that.

“We have put things right after that disappointing game at Long Eaton earlier this season and that was exactly what we wanted to do.”

As well ast the starting team, the Boro boss was also delighted with the players on his subs bench, who made a hefty impact when they arrived on the field.

Both Robbie Hawkes and David Brown scored goals, while James Bennett caused a number of problems on the left.

“It is a squad game, I’m not just looking at the first 11,” said Funk.

“Our subs this season have been terrific. They haven’t made a scene when they haven’t played, even when things weren’t going well. I can’t thank them enough for their efforts.”