Boro aim to protect home record

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Scarborough Athletic will be protecting their immaculate Evo-Stik North home record when they entertain Droylsden at Queensgate this evening.

Boro have won four out of four on their own turf, a run that has kept them challenging at the top of the table.

Boss Rudy Funk heads into the fixture with a doubt over centre-back Steve Burton (calf), though his side will be in positive mood after Saturday’s excellent performance at Curzon Ashton in the FA Cup.

Boro may have exited the competition, but they battered their opponents from the division above and produced a thrilling display of attacking football.

“When you have home support like us and the atmosphere that comes bouncing onto the pitch, it gives you so much of a boost,” said Funk.

“We saw that at Curzon Ashton on Saturday, the fans gave us such belief and our performance showed that.

“We are playing such attractive football at the moment, I hope people want to come down and be a part of that.”

Droylsden will be no pushovers though, as they have made a similarly solid start to Athletic and lie fifth in the table.

They also slipped out of the FA Cup on Saturday, losing 1-0 at home to Conference North side Guiseley, with former Scarborough Town attacker Wayne Brooksby scoring the only goal.

Funk added: “Saturday has taken a bit of getting over for us because we deserved something from that game.

“We just have to continue what we did at Curzon, though Droylsden won’t make things easy.

“They have always been a club with a decent, experienced side and I know their enthusiastic manager Dave Pace will have them up for it.”