Boro smash 10 past Lincoln

Blott scores his fourth goal against Lincoln Moorlands Railway
Blott scores his fourth goal against Lincoln Moorlands Railway

It rained goals in the heat at Lincoln Moorlands Railway on Saturday as Scarborough Athletic smashed their opponents 10-0.

Boro hit the back of the net six times in the final 28 minutes of the NCEL Premier as Lincoln disintegrated under the weight of pressure.

Ryan Blott led the way with four of the goals, while five of his Boro team-mates also found the target in a scintillating victory.

The visitors began their charge in the second minute and carried it on until injury-time when winger Paddy Miller marked his return to the club with a glorious 10th.

It was Blott who kicked things off when he slotted home at the second attempt after a Robbie Hawkes cross.

James Bennett and Hawkes both went close before Blott struck his second with 20 minutes played, cutting in from the left and rifling into the bottom corner.

Blott should have completed his hat-trick within the first half-hour, but he fired the ball into the car-park after being played in on goal.

Hawkes was brilliantly denied by Lincoln keeper Craig Turner as the time moved on towards the break, but he got it right minutes later. Blott crashed a drive against the bar and Hawkes swept home the rebound.

The opportunities continued either side of half-time, but it seemed that Boro were lifting their foot slightly off the accelerator.

That was until Tony Hackworth and Tom Claisse arrived from the bench to inject new verve into the performance.

Just after the hour Blott stole onto a terrible back-pass, rounded the keeper and rolled home his third goal of the game.

Claisse showed his quality four minutes later as he slotted home with a one-touch finish after the vibrant Pete Davidson has seen his shot cleared off the line.

Boro waited until the 78th minute for their sixth and after that things soon started taking off.

It was Davidson who danced through five tackles, before lifting the ball cleverly over the keeper and into the net.

Then a glorious move from one side of the pitch to the other was capped by a delightful flick by Tommy Adams for number seven.

Miller showed his creative quality with six minutes left when his lofted cross to the far post picked out Claisse, who in-turn hammered a volley beyond the Lincoln custodian.

Blott then hit his fourth and Boro’s ninth in the 89th minute when converted a Davidson cut-back and Miller wrapped things up in the last few seconds when he slid the ball across the keeper and into the net.

The scoreline may look generous towards Boro after Lincoln had kept up for much of the first half, but the quality and fitness of Rudy Funk’s men made an enormous difference after the break, as, in truth, it could well have been many, many more.