Funk happy with Boro victory

Rudy Funk barks out the instructions to his troops     Pictures by Number 10 Sports Photography
Rudy Funk barks out the instructions to his troops Pictures by Number 10 Sports Photography

Scarborough Athletic boss Rudy Funk was delighted with his side after their pre-season friendly victory against Eastfield.

Goals from Tony Hackworth, Robbie Hawkes, Ollie Ryan, Bill Law and Chris Hewitt wrapped up the win at Yorkshire Coast College.

Funk said: “I’ve enjoyed it. The thing that stood out for me was the quality of our opponents Eastfield.

“They stuck with us for the first part of the match and caused a few problems, I think in the end the fitness and our quality told though, but it was still a great game for the fans.

“I was delighted with the new boys, we gave some great displays across the park. This is only the start of pre-season though, hopefully we can keep going in the same way.

“It would be unfair to say we could have scored this many goals or that many goals. You don’t measure yourself on how many you miss, it is all about how many you put in the back of the net.”

Funk is still working on player recruitment and the Boro boss is confident that there may be further additions before the game at Eccleshill next weekend.

He added: “In non-league, sometimes some players can’t make it for a variety of reasons. We played with what we had on the day and we did a good, solid job.

“There are still quite a few lads to come into the team and we look forward to having them.”

Eastfield boss Kev David added: “We equipped ourselves well in the first half, we played some nice football, but the fitness told in the end.

“Liam Salt played well up front on his own. We would have liked to give him some support up there but we needed the five in midfield to stop them.

“Scarborough will be pushing for honours this year, they are very fit and play some good football to match that.”

After Eastfield’s performance David can also see his side moving towards Saturday League glory this season.

He said: “The team we had out in the first half were Eastfield, in the second we brought a few other lads in.

“We have the likes of Cameron Dobson, Dan Baldry and hopefully Liam Salt as well. If we play like that in every game we have then I don’t think we’ll be far away.”