Boro chairman defends friendly prices

Boro chairman Trevor Bull, right, with boss Steve Kittrick
Boro chairman Trevor Bull, right, with boss Steve Kittrick

Scarborough Athletic chairman has moved to defend the club charging £10 entry fees for their pre-season friendly games.

Boro host their second home friendly clash on Saturday when FC United pay a visit to the Flamingo Land Stadium.

Bull said: “People don’t realise that it costs more to put on friendlies because you have to contribute to a number of other things, such as the other team’s travel and food.

“It is a purely financial decision, we are a fan-owned club, so it isn’t as though we are trying to make money out of our supporters, we are all in this together.

“We tried cutting prices last season and it didn’t help us financially.

“We can cut the prices for these games, but then, when the season starts, there wouldn’t be the quality players we currently have on the pitch.”

Bull was delighted to once again be involved in the Dave Holland Memorial Trophy game on Tuesday night, which Boro won 3-0 against former landlords Bridlington Town.

He said: “This is amassively important game and one that we want to keep going.

“It allows us to remember Dave and also to thank Brid’s chairman Pete Smuthwaite, because both did so much to get us to where we are.

“It was nice to win it as well, if you look at it, we have played three pre-season games and won two cups after Tuesday and the Steve Adamson Trophy against the Saturday League Rep Team.”