Mancrief proud of his Saturday Leagus stars

Boro's Dan Clayton tries to whip the ball past Matty Griffiths during the 1-1 draw     Picture by Andy Standing
Boro's Dan Clayton tries to whip the ball past Matty Griffiths during the 1-1 draw Picture by Andy Standing

Scarborough Saturday League boss Shaun Mancrief was proud of his side after their friendly draw with Scarborough Athletic on Saturday.

The game finished level at 1-1 following a 72nd minute abandonment, which was caused by midfielder Danny Jenkinson breaking his fibia and tibia in a 50-50 challenge.

Boro had taken the lead through Tom Corner, but a Dean Craig penalty in the second half restored parity.

Jenkinson went in for a full-blooded tackle with Boro’s Steve Mallory, which resulted in him being rushed to hospital.

Mancrief said: “Danny is one of those 100% players, he will always go for those tackles.

“He went for a similar one earlier in the game, but sadly he just got caught in this one.

“It was a 50-50 tackle, so there isn’t much more you can say about it.

“It was a pity because I think we were turning the screw at that point, the lads were playing well.

“The first half was tough, which is why I only played one up front. I thought we paid them too much respect, we weren’t getting into them enough.

“in the second half we started to knock it around a bit and I think we were on top.

“For a local lads they did really well, I’m really, really proud of them.”

Mancrief was also full of praise for the set-up at Silver Royd, which hosted the game.

He added: “This is where Scarborough should play in my eyes, it was a great crowd at a great facility.

“Cheap to get in, people enjoying football with a beer, you can’t beat it.”