Loss could see Boro hit rock-bottom

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Scarborough Athletic head into Saturday’s home clash with Sutton Coldfield Town facing the prospect of slipping to the bottom of the Evo-Stik division one south standings if they fail to avoid defeat.

Boro are currently languishing in 19th place, just one point off the foot of the table, albeit with games in hand on many of the teams around them.

Failure to end a run of three consecutive league defeats at Queensgate will see Boro hit rock-bottom this weekend should fellow strugglers Brigg, Kidsgrove and Bedworth secure victories.

Assistant manager Darren France is confident that Saturday’s clash will provide the Seadogs with an opportunity to begin their ascent up the division.

France said: “Obviously our league position is a concern, the table doesn’t lie, however, when I look around our dressing room and see the quality that we have I know that there is plenty more to come from these players.

“Hopefully the result at Prescot will prove to be a turning point for us this season.

“After the disappointment of losing on penalties to Penrith I think they way that the lads bounced back shows their strength of character and the togetherness in the dressing room.

“We need to take that performance into the Sutton Coldfield game and make sure we build on it.”

The Royals occupy 11th place in the standings after an inconsistent start to the season and have won just once on the road in the league thus far.

France added: “We know that Sutton will provide us with a difficult test but we go into the game with a bit of confidence.

“Three points is a must. We have to concentrate on starting to climb up the league table.”

Boro are back on their travels when they take on Belper Town on Wednesday night, 7.45pm kick-off.