Local duo ready for Boro chance

Matty Bowman in training with Boro
Matty Bowman in training with Boro

Local lads Jackson Jowett and Matty Bowman are looking to take their chance after joining up for pre-season training with Scarborough Athletic.

Seventeen-year-old Matty is a part of the Bowman dynasty, including dad John, grandad Geoff and his uncles, all of who have big links in Scarborough football.

Jackson Jowett gets on the ball

Jackson Jowett gets on the ball

Jowett, 22, has been an integral part of the Edgehill side for the past few seasons, having previously played for Boro’s Under-19s and 21s.

Bowman said: “I usually train with Cardiff City Under-18s during the holidays and I’m on a scholarship at Repton School in Derbyshire, who have a full-time football scholarship.

“I got in touch with Boro in the summer and they asked me to come down and give things a go.

“It is giving me the opportunity to get used to the physicality of men’s football, which you have to do if you want to step up.

“We’ll see how it goes, but I am really enjoying it at the moment.

“My grandad, my dad and three of my uncles played for Scarborough FC, so it is in the family.

“I just want to get on the ladder in football, but it does mean a lot to be playing for your hometown club.”

Jowett (Pictured right in action for Boro) is also keen to follow on from the likes of Michael Coulson and Jimmy Beadle and make his mark for his hometown team.

He said: “I came through the Under-19s and 21s under Steve Roberts and he always said that I should give it a go.

“I have been putting a lot of work in and I’m feeling good, so I thought to myself, why not?

“It is great to follow on from players like Mike and Jimmy, you can see how much the fans love them when they play for Scarborough.

“I’ve loved training and being given a run-out in the first friendly, all the lads are great and they’ve made me feel at home.

“My aim now is to push on towards a starting place, that is the reason I’m here.

“If there is anybody else out there that wants to give it a go with the club I’d 100% tell them them to do it.

“They’ve given me the opportunity and it is one that I want to take.”