Boro crush Market Drayton

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Scarborough Athaletic returned to form in the Evo-Stik South when they crushed Market Drayton 3-0 at home.

Strikes from Ben Middleton, Grant Ryan and Ryan Blott were enough to sweep aside the toiling visitors.

Things weren’t ideal before kick off as Boro once again had to ring the changes with top-scorer Gary Bradshaw slotting into the middle of the park in place of the crocked Bryan Hughes.

This didn’t phase Bradshaw as he soon began forming some neat triangular passes with Ryan Williams.

Despite this, Market Drayton soon took control of the fixture, crashing a plethora of shots just wide of Jason White’s goal.

Boro did manage the odd raid and their direct style almost paid dividend.

The best chance fell to Matty Plummer after a melee in the box. Somehow the big Boro defender failed to force the ball home from just over a yard.

With Drayton continuing to pepper the clubhouse behind the Boro goal, the hosts went close once again with Bradshaw swinging in a corner and Jimmy Beadle planting a powerful header over the bar.

Boro finally began to turn the screw after this, solidifying things at the back and pressing forward in style.

It was all down to fortune though when they took the lead just before the interval.

Full-back Middleton swung a ball in from the right, defender Sean Jones dummied and keeper Tom Hunt failed to stop it running into the back of the net.

Boro could have added to the lead seconds later, but Blott’s shot was blocked on the line by a wall of Market Drayton defender.

Rudy Funk’s men started the new half well. Ryan had a firm shot pushed away by the keeper.

Boro continued to push on, though they didn’t get the rewards for their endeavor.

Jimmy Beadle twice claimed some space in the box, but his first effort was brilliantly saved, the second was side-footed just wide.

Yannick Makota still caused a few issues for Boro, his pace freeing him up to fire at goal, but White was equal to it.

Boro wrapped the game up soon after that when Ryan was picked out in the box. He kept his composure and smashed into the top corner.

Blott was equally composed minutes later when he wriggled free 25 yards from goal and lifted the ball into the back of the net.

That was enough for Boro, the late strikes sealing a fine home win against an organised visiting side.