Scalby’s Old Boys beaten by current crop in annual clash

Scalby FC's Old Boys side, managed by Neil Speight and Rich Birley, were beaten 2-1 by the current side (picture below)

Scalby FC's Old Boys side, managed by Neil Speight and Rich Birley, were beaten 2-1 by the current side (picture below)

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Scalby Football Club’s current side managed to stave off a second-half onslaught by a team of former players to retain the Old Boys Cup.

Neither side could break the deadlock in a tight first half, with the Old Boys proving they’ve still got the skills on the ball, while the current side had chances to break the stalemate but couldn’t take them.

The current side eventually took the lead when Ady Colley broke from midfield and rolled into the bottom corner.

Their lead was doubled when Tom Walker guided his header in.

The Old Boys rallied and netted through Rich Birley, but missed a host of superb chances to level, handing the current side the Old Boys Cup.

Club secretary Phil Perry said: “It was another great day following on from last year’s game and centenary celebrations.

“It’s always good to see the old faces return to the club and everyone enjoyed themselves again.

“The game itself was good and the Old Boys nearly clawed it back at the end, but couldn’t quite get the equaliser.

“Thank you to everyone who helped organise including Neil Speight, Richard Birley, Craig Furnell, Jeff Brader and Kev David.”