Miller digs Boro out of a hole

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Paddy Miller had to dig himself and Scarborough Athletic out of a challenging situation in the NCEL Premier last weekend.

When the Boro man woke in West Yorkshire on Saturday morning his area was under a hefty covering of snow.

So after a session of digging he finally set off for Boro’s fixture at home to Tadcaster, where he really made his mark.

As well as playing his 100th game for the club, Miller also netted Boro’s first of two vital goals that booked the victory.

“It was really deep on Saturday morning, I was digging out drives for a good while and we finally set off at 11.30am, just so we got there in time,” said Miller.

“I’m pleased I did in the end because I scored the first goal, though I’m not sure that I can claim it.

“Tony Hackworth layed it off to me and I was trying to hit it as hard as I could, but I ended up scuffing it into the net.

“If I’d have hit it cleanly then the defender would have blocked it.

“It was a proud day for me because it was nice to play my 100th game for the club, but it was a cold one.

“I had to wear two under armour tops and I borrowedsome gloves from Becky, who had to do without on our bench.”

Miller will be hoping to complete a personal hat-trick on Saturday when Boro meet up with Bridlington Town for their big derby clash.

Miller’s first derby victory against Brid came in 2009, when Boro won 2-1, but he had to wade through a string of defeats before his second came earlier this season.

He added: “I have played in five or six of these derbies and they are all tough games.

“The win earlier this season was only my second, so hopefully we’ll make it three.

“There will be a bit of banter on the day because a lot of their players have played for Boro, we’ll not be mates when that first whistle blows this weekend.”