It’s easy like Sunday morning for Trafalgar

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TRAFALGAR have now been dominating the Sunday League for half a decade.

The Scarborough pub side, who play their football at Sherburn, haven’t lost a league game since December 2006.

0714104a'Trafalgar (white) v West Pier at Sherburn.

0714104a'Trafalgar (white) v West Pier at Sherburn.

This run began after a defeat against West Pier five years ago, and since that point they haven’t looked back.

Boss Liam Salt is hoping that they can maintain this form, which has taken them to seven successive titles, though he does feel that it is getting harder with every week that passes.

Salt, who has been manager on and off since 2008, said: “It is a pretty impressive record, it makes you wonder if many other teams across the country have gone unbeaten in a league for that long.

“We have obviously lost a few games in cup competitions, but we do tend to focus on the league, having won it for the past seven seasons.

“I think it is just down to the great team spirit we have.

“There have been games that we just haven’t looked like winning and we have gone on to grind out a result.

“Everbody plays for each other and we all have belief in each other as well.”

Salt added: “The problem now is the fact that everyone wants to beat us.

“When you go unbeaten for that long you find that every team we come up against always has their strongest side out.

“We are obviously wanting to keep the run going, it would be great to get to 10 years, but it definitely isn’t getting any easier.

“It is a case of just going into every game the same and then, hopefully, we’ll come out with the right result.”

l Do you know any other sides with a similar record?

Email martin.dowey@yrnltd.co.uk