Boss Clegg happy as Rep Side impress across two encounters

The Scarborough Rep Team
The Scarborough Rep Team

The Scarborough and District Saturday League’s representative side have been in action twice over the last week, bagging a win and a defeat.

Boss Steve Clegg fielded a side to take on Pickering Town at their Mill Lane HQ on Tuesday night, their second game in the space of six days.

Striker Sean Exley was brought down by the Pikes keeper and stepped up to take the pen himself.

He saw his spot-kick saved, but followed up to smash the Scarborough side into a 1-0 lead.

The Pikes had eight subs available to them, and after levelling up before half-time, their fresh legs told after the break and they ran out 3-1 winners.

Clegg said: “I thought we played some great football in the first half, and maybe fitness told in the second half as we tired a bit.

“Kurtis Henderson was solid again, Danny Glendinning impressed me up front over the two games and Jordan Wood made two or three great saves for us.”

The Rep team had earlier defeated their York League counterparts 3-1 to claim the Ernie Fairclough Trophy last Wednesday.

Jamie Patterson opened the scoring for Scarborough, after the keeper failed to hold an Exley free-kick.

York had a lot more possession in the first half and got their deserved equaliser right on the stroke of half-time.

The second half was more even and Glendinning scored from the edge of the box.

Edgehill’s Luke Jones finished the scoring for Scarborough with a tidy little scooped finish.

Captain Gary Thomas lifted the Ernie Fairclough Trophy, while Edgehill’s Kurtis Henderson was awarded man of the match by the York management team.

The Saturday League also thanked Scholar’s Bar for sponsoring their new kit.

Clegg said: “I thought we were a bit lucky against York. We didn’t keep the ball enough and had to weather the storm a bit.

“York must have had 75% of the ball, so the lads had to defend well.

“I am happy with the lads over the two games.

“We had quite a few missing for the second game carrying knocks, so we tired a bit in the second half.

“It would be nice to try and get into the cup competition for representative sides, I think John Orrah is trying to get us entered.”