Stewart double lifts Boro

Boro report
Boro report

Scarborough Athletic returned to winning ways on Saturday when they beat Hyde United 3-2 at Queensgate.

A double from Carl Stewart led them on their way and also allowed them to bounce back from the FA Trophy exit seven days earlier.

Boro made the ideal start to the fixture, though they could have been behind just seconds before they took the lead.

At one end, Ayrton Bevins should have rolled in former York man Andy Bishop, who would no doubt have made it 1-0 to Hyde. But instead, Dave Merris nicked the ball off his toe. It was cleared long, Carl Stewart broke through and finished deftly to give the hosts the advantage.

This lead could have been stretched seconds later, but Adam Bolder's sweet drive from the edge of the box was hacked wide of the target.

Things calmed down a touch after this, though Hyde almost managed a leveller after 20 minutes.

Keeper Jordan Porter firstly pushed away a free-kick from Matt Dempsey. From the resulting corner, the stopper made a point-blank save following a scramble in the box.

Hyde went close again minutes before the break, though James Burke's effort sailed past a number of bodies and skimmed the outside of the post.

After starting the first half so well, Boro undid their good work at the beginning of the new period.

Andy Bishop's pass carved the home back-line in two and Bevins neatly beat Porter.

Jamal Branker almost completed a turnaround in the scores. The winger spun delightfully in the box, but he lashed a terrible shot well wide.

It was Boro who regained the lead right on the hour, possibly in fortunate fashion.

Stewart rose wonderfully to meet a ball into the box, his header hit the back of Benny Igiehon and bounced into the net.

The lead was added to further 10 minutes later, showcasing the brilliance of Adam Bolder.

The former Derby man danced through and freed himself up on the keeper, but rather that finishing the job he rolled to sub David Brown, who made no mistake.

Boro threw on Chris Bolder and Callum Robinson in the closing stages, as things began to become a little concerning.

This was due to a wonder strike from Dempsey, who met the ball from 25 yards out and volleyed it into the back of the net.

In the end though, Boro held out comfortably and collected a solid win and the three points.