Funk aims for united Scarborough

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SCARBOROUGH Athletic boss Rudy Funk will do everything within his power to create a bond between his Scarborough Athletic side and Scarborough Town.

Funk was taken aback by Mayor Cllr John Blackburn’s speech on Saturday night at his dinner, when he called for Boro and Town to unite.

Both clubs were originally formed after the liquidation of Scarborough FC in 2007, Athletic being the first in June of that year, then Town following the year after.

Boro currently play their football in the NCEL Premier, while Town, after reforming at the beginning of this season, play in the Humber first division.

Funk said: “The mayor’s speech was very moving, saying that he hoped that Scarborough Athletic and Scarborough Town would be on the same table at next year’s dinner.

“I agree with him 100 per cent. We have two clubs in town at the moment, wouldn’t it be great if we could get together and make one awesome club, which is exactly what the town had before.

“I know that it might put me in line for a bit of stick from certain parties, but I have always wanted both clubs to get together.

“Life has moved on, people have moved on and football has moved on.

“Scarborough was one before and it needs to be one again. People need to put their differences aside for the good of the town.

“I am definitely prepared to meet up with anyone from Scarborough Town, I know my chairman Dave Holland has the same views.

“One or two people might be upset, but it isn’t about individuals, it is about football in Scarborough.”