Funk rocked as Boro are pegged back by Liversedge

Ryan Blott fires at goal     Pictures by James Hunter
Ryan Blott fires at goal Pictures by James Hunter

Rudy Funk was visibly rocked by a Bank Holiday weekend to forget for Scarborough Athletic.

Funk was less than pleased after Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Long Eaton, then his team proceeded to throw away two points against Liversedge on Monday.

Boro looked to be on their way to victory with 10 minutes to go at 3-1 up, but two hefty clangers from Steve Wilson presented Liversedge with a path to a point.

“Obviously I’m hugely frustrated,” said Funk.

“The players wanted to put things right after the defeat at Long Eaton and we looked like we were on the way to doing that.

“In the first half we played some good stuff and we weren’t downhearted in the changing room at half-time.

“We asked the lads to up the tempo in the second half and in a matter of 15 minutes we scored three goals.

“Everything looked to be right, the play was fantastic and it was all hunky dory.

“So far since he signed for us Steve has been absolutely spot on, but he made two decisions that cost us the points.

“We have Steve, Kev Martin and Mark Hales. Keepers are a special breed.

“The first mistake he made was bread and butter for him, maybe in that split second he took his eye off the ball.

“You have to encourage though, you can’t go out and tear shreds off players no matter what they have done.”

Funk still had a slightly positive outlook on the situation though.

“Looking positively it is another point towards where we want to be, but it is hard to take when we were in such command.

“Against Long Eaton I asked if we signed the right players on and the answer is yes I have.

“It has just been a bad Bank Holiday for us, sometimes it goes like that.”