Boro’s coffers boosted by FA Cup progress

Boro celebrate their last-gasp FA Cup goal on Saturday.   Picture by Morgan Exley
Boro celebrate their last-gasp FA Cup goal on Saturday. Picture by Morgan Exley

The charge through to the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup is providing Scarborough Athletic with a huge on and off the field boost.

Boro have accrued a sum of £17,000 in prize money since they began their cup adventure back in August.

And now Hyde United are the only hurdle lying between Steve Kittrick’s men and the possibility of a plum first round tie against the likes of Blackburn Rovers, Portsmouth or Charlton Athletic.

Chairman Trevor Bull said: “The money has given us a few more options going forward.

“Since the pitch has gone down Steve (Kittrick) has been asking for a watering system to make the ball move better on the surface.

“The money we have raised so far means that we can now go out and source one.

“You can’t look past Hyde United at the moment because they are a very good side, but if we do go out and get a result then the money would get serious.

“It would allow us to look at the ground and making the experience of the fans a lot better.

“It would also mean that we can look at putting some money away for a rainy day, which is something we haven’t been able to do in the past.”

The Hyde clash, which takes place on Saturday October 14, will not be an all-ticket affair, but the Boro chairman is encouraging fans to get down early.

He added: “We have gone further and won more money than before in the FA Cup. We are also bringing in more supporters for our games than ever before.

“It won’t be an all-ticket game, but we are advising all supporters to get down there very early for the game.

“We are preparing the ‘ground full’ posters already.”