Boro charge to Goole win + video interview

Scarborough Athletic got back to winning ways on Boxing Day when they saw off Goole by a 3-1 scoreline.

Rudy Funk’s men bounced back superbly from their last outing against Loughborough, with Chris Bolder’s double setting them on their way.

They also gained a slice of revenge for the hordes of travelling fans as Goole opted to up their prices by £2 for the festive fixture.

Boro were dealt a blow before the kick off as Andy Milne was left on his sick bed, this forced Funk to switch Ben Middleton into the right-back role.

The visiting defence were rarely tested in the opening half though, with much of the play taking place in and around the Goole box.

Paul Foot powered a header over in the first few minutes and then Gary Bradshaw’s acrobatic effort sailed over the bar.

The raiding Bolder was given a great chance to open his account in the 20th minute, but he bent his shot just past the post with the keeper floored.

Bolder played an integral part in the opening goal just after the half-hour when his shot sparked a scramble in the Goole six yard box. Tom Davie emerged as the cool head in the melee, poking the ball home at the second attempt.

Boro keeper Jason White had his palms warmed by Goole’s Ryan Williams in the moments that followed and then, just before the break, Karl Colley powered a header just wide of the visiting goal.

Boss Funk was given another defensive headache when Joe Lamplough limped off just three minutes into the second half, he had a ready-made replacement in Steve Ridley though.

Ridley was involved in Boro’s second goal on the hour when he fed Ryan Williams on the left. The winger’s cross was met by the head of Bolder and the ball darted into the net.

Goole finally showed some intent, sparked mainly by sub Vinny Mukendi, who began causing problems for the Boro defence.

The hosts’ Ryan Williams had a shot saved, before Mukendi popped up at the far post to give his side some hope.

Boro just had too much quality though and they saw the game out in confident fashion.

Bolder doubled his tally when he neatly converted from the edge of the Goole area, allowing Funk the option of withdrawing the tireless Bradshaw, who was given a standing ovation for his efforts.

Boro must now wait to see if they tackle high-flyers Leek Town on Saturday as a pitch inspection is planned at 8am on the day.