In-form Scarborough Athletic hammer Mickleover 4-1

Scarborough Athletic made it four wins from four in all competitions under Darren Kelly with a 4-1 victory over Mickleover Sports.

Saturday, 14th December 2019, 5:47 pm
Updated Saturday, 14th December 2019, 6:21 pm
Boro report

However it was the visitors who should have taken an early lead when Lee Hughes hit a shot which came off the inside of the post before Ryan Nesbitt was denied by a fine save from Tommy Taylor low down on the rebound.

It took 25 minutes for the hosts the really hit their stride and with that came their first real chance of the game.

Ryan Watson won a free-kick and then got up to take it, he hit a rasping drive which was well saved by Nathan Broome, Connor Thomson picked up on the loose ball and with a lot of work to do created space and fired a low drive across the goalkeeper.

And then with 38 minutes on the clock it was 2-0, James Walshaw broke on the left hand side of the box and slotted home low to the keeper's left after some fine build up and intricate passing between Thomson, Watson, Michael Coulson and Kian Spence.

The second half started in the same vein, with Boro on the front foot but without any clear-cut chances or a third goal which would have killed the game off, and it almost proved costly.

A loose pass at the back sent Stuart Beavon in on goal and he calmly slotted past Taylor to get the visitors back into the game, and meaning it is also no clean sheets in the league under Kelly.

A nervy couple of minutes followed, a few half-chances for the visitors came and went before Walshaw finally settled the home fans' nerves with a fine near-post flick from a Watson corner to ensure the three points stayed on the east coast.

The win was then sealed on 90 minutes with a Coulson strike.

This was a similar goal to that of Walshaw, only on the opposite side of the box, a fine finish sealing the win, Boro playing with renewed confidence, endeavour and a new found creativity, scoring 16 goals in all competitions under the new management team.