Boro boss Funk’s delight at Lincoln success

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SCARBOROUGH Athletic boss Rudy Funk had an excellent weekend capped off by his side’s comfortable 3-1 NCEL Premier victory against Lincoln Moorlands Railway.

Funk arrived in Scarborough on Friday night for a fans forum and then, after enjoying the debate with the supporters, his team made things even better.

Boss Funk said: “I’ve had a great weekend. It started on Friday night with the fans forum and this victory has made it even better.

“I heard some great views from our fans and I hope we have many more of these events, I’d like to thank Ken Pattison for organising it.

“People in our camp now probably know a few more realities, which is how it should be. After that I went for a fantastic steak in Scarborough, I think I’ll have to come more often.”

Funk was delighted with a string of performances across the park in a powerful Boro display.

He added: “It took a bit of time for Wilf Dinsdale to settle into the side, but when he did settle he did very well for such a young lad.

“Adam Lee told me that he wasn’t happy with his game, but I have a different view to him, I thought he did very well.

“The thing that Adam brings to us is movement, and he links up beautifully with Ryan Blott and creates the space that Ryan needs to score his goals.

“The one player who stood out for me was Matt Draper. He didn’t put a foot wrong, he won every header and he moved the ball around well.

“He may be related to me, but for me he is growing in confidence with every game that he plays and he does bring so much to the club”

There was a slight amount of disappointment for Funk in the shape of Lincoln’s late penalty.

He said: “The disappointing thing was that we conceded a penalty, it was something that could have been avoided. When you analyse a game you have to see the good and the bad. We were never really in danger.

“Dave Kemp has been a great servant to the club, but, despite the fact that he has all that experience, he made a mistake.”