Scarborough Athletic Reserves boss Gary Simm is looking for more grit and determination when his side host Chalk Lane on Saturday.
Boro’s second string slipped to a 5-0 Humber Premier defeat at last season’s champions Beverley Town last weekend, much to Simm’s frustration.
The Boro coaching staff did take some positives from the game though, as the second-half performance was 100 per cent better that the first.
After the break Tom Micklethwaite did catch the eye for Boro, while Jack Wood also went close to dirtying Beverley’s clean-sheet.
Simm said: “We knew that Beverley were a good team, but we told them to go out and play with no pressure, to start well and frustrate them.
“I turned to Sean Chapman when we were 2-0 down after four minutes and said that this could get embarrassing.
“Fortunately we played a lot better in the second half, which is something we can take from the game.
“The frustrating thing is the fact that all of the goals came from individual errors.
“You can’t do that against the team that will win the league and one that looks likely to be going into the NCEL next season.”
Simm added: “It could have been a 10-0 on Saturday, but the lads really rolled their sleeves up and apart from one mistake we could have drawn the second half.
“We can take a lot from that and it we can carry on playing like that in the final games of the season then I’m sure we’ll come away with a decent finish in the table.”