Whitby win delights Boro chief

Tommy Adams is congratulated after scoring one of his two goals      Pictures: Number 10 Sports Photography
Tommy Adams is congratulated after scoring one of his two goals Pictures: Number 10 Sports Photography

Scarborough Athletic continued their pre-season progression on Saturday much to the delight of boss Rudy Funk.

A pair of goals from Tommy Adams and strikes from Bill Law and Chris Hewitt saw Boro charge back after twice falling behind.

He said: “There is a lot to learn from games like this. You don’t look at the result, you look at the performances and the fitness levels. Then if you see any blips you can eradicate them.

“It was a great game because both teams stroked the ball about, which made for a good spectacle.

“We had a couple of players absent, but in the second half Bill Law and Chris Hewitt took their opportunity and ran the show.

“When players give their all that is exactly what they want.

“We know we can pass the ball, we just have to look at the work that needs doing off the ball.

“There were some excellent displays out there though. Tommy Adams is a born leader, while people like Robbie Hawkes, Kevin Martin, Matty Plummer and the rest all put in a good shift.

“This is only the beginning though, we still have an awful lot of hard work to do.”

Funk is now looking forward to a big week which sees his side tackling Eastwood Town on Thursday night and then League One side Notts County on Saturday.

He added: “Eastwood will be big and strong in a similar sort of way to Whitby. We will be looking to put on a similar sort of display though.

“Then on Saturday it will be a showpiece. I can’t thank Notts County’s manager Keith Curle enough for the friendly.

“Usually when League clubs come down they bring five or six first teamers, but County will be bringing the full monty.

“Hopefully we will get a big crowd down at Queensgate because it is the chance to see some great players, some of whom have played in the Premiership.”