Boro handed home trophy draw

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Scarborough Athletic have been handed a tough home draw in the second qualifying round of the FA Trophy.

Boro will host Calor Premier high-flyers Cambridge City, with the game taking place on Saturday November 2.

Athletic booked their place at this stage with a 4-3 win at Stocksbridge Park Steels on Saturday.

Boro’s coaching pairing of Darren France and John Reed were both delighted with the home draw.

Assistant manager France said: “It is a good draw because we are at home and on our day I think we can beat anyone from around our level.

“Saturday was pleasing because we showed plenty of team spirit when we fell behind, the result came as a massive morale booster.

“The fans played a huge part in that win, but they always are fantastic for our players.”

Coach Reed added: “It is good to get a home tie, we are over the moon with that.

“I’m not sure how much Cambridge will fancy the travelling because this isn’t a place that is just two minutes away.

“If we play to our capabilities then I think we will stand a good chance on the day.”