Reserves boss Brennan hails his side’s second half efforts

Boro Reserves boss Brennan believes his young side can still win promotion this season
Boro Reserves boss Brennan believes his young side can still win promotion this season
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Scarborough Athletic Reserves manager Steve Brennan was impressed with his side’s second half performance at the weekend as they came away 5-2 winners at Brandesburton FC.

The score at the break remained goalless, with boss Brennan describing their first half performance as poor.

Brennan was delighted with his side’s performance after the break as they enjoyed plenty of possession and kept the ball well.

Despite their possession and pressure, Scarborough went 1-0 down within five minutes of the restart but they soon bounced back.

Scarborough were awarded a penalty for a handball and the penalty was dispatched by Adam Ykhlef, his fifth penalty of the campaign so far.

Former Newlands and Eastfield front man Eric Hall then made it 2-1 with a chip over the Brandesburton goalkeeper.

The score was then level as Brandesburton levelled, but Gary Hepples put Athletic back in the lead. He went on to score two more, completing his hat-trick and securing a 5-2 victory for Brennan’s charges.

The squad consisted of many young players and a satisfied Brennan said: “We have young players who love to train and love playing football.”

“The aim before the season was to finish in the top two and with five games in hand that is still a realistic opportunity for us to do just that.

“We have 14 games left now, therefore anything can happen, we just have to keep winning football matches and see where we end up.”

Athletic’s second string now sit fourth in the Humber Premier League having played 16 games to date.