SCARBOROUGH and District Saturday League representative bosses Kev David and Alec Coulson bemoaned their side’s poor performance as they went down to a convincing 3-0 defeat against their York League counterparts at Bootham Crescent last night.
David and Coulson had to change their plans at the last minute when Newlands’ Jack Hakings and Filey Town striker Stu Dickens pulled out through injury.
And they were almost forced into further alterations before midfield duo Mark Barber and Dean Craig showed up at York City’s Bootham Crescent with just minutes to go until kick-off.
The Scarborough side were 1-0 down at the interval before two further second-half strikes sealed a deserved victory for the York League outfit.
Bosses David and Coulson weren’t impressed by the Scarborough showing.
Eastfield manager David said: “We’re disappointed, but on balance York deserved to win the game.
“We just feel that a different side turned up to the one that played against Bridlington in the friendly.
“The passing options weren’t there, we were second to the ball and we weren’t tight to them at all.
“They had a couple of quality players and we just stood off them and let them play.”
Former Edgehill manager Coulson shared David’s frustration.
He said: “It just wasn’t good enough really. We kept the ball a bit better in the second half after making a few changes to the system, but overall our passing was poor.
“They were a good side. They play about four or five games a year and you can tell.
“Leigh Watson and Neil Thomas played well for us, but as a team, we didn’t perform.”