Scarborough Athletic player-coach Brown impressed with new faces in Yorkshire Amateur run-out
Scarborough Athletic player-coach David Brown was impressed with the host of new faces who turned out in their 2-1 win over Yorkshire Amateur on Saturday.
Goalkeeper Lloyd Allinson and defender Tom Devitt caught the eye in Boro’s victory, while new signing Ashley Jackson impressed Brown as he also got a full 90 minutes under his belt.
Boro sealed the win thanks to first-half goals from skipper Michael Coulson and Nathan Cartman, and Brown was impressed with the performance.
“It was a good performance, especially given we have only had a handful of training sessions and it was our second friendly,” said Brown.
“The new lads impressed me too. Lloyd looked assured in goal, he had a good presence, commanded his area and communicated well too.
“Tom did well, he came into the team after only training with the side once, which is always hard.
“He played a superb raking diagonal pass to Ashley Jackson to start the moves for one of our goals.”
Brown admits it will probably end up being a battle between Allinson and former Farsley keeper Kyle Trenerry for the number one spot this season, admitting he was left very impressed by youngster Ethan Hodgson in their training session last week.
“It will obviously be up to the gaffer to decide who he signs up to play in goal this season,” added Brown.
“I don’t think it will be a case of signing both Lloyd and Kyle as I doubt they’d want to be battling to start.
“I have relayed things to the manager and he also has footage of the games too.
“We also had young Ethan Hodgson at training on Thursday night and I was very surprised at his performance levels, I told Darren that I’d have no issue with him being back up goalkeeper this season.”
Boro boss Kelly is back from his break in time for Thursday’s North Riding County FA Senior Cup semi-final against Marske United, and Brown admits he has been in constant contact with the manager.
He added: “I have been in constant contact with Darren while he has been away so he knows everything that has gone on.
“I think we’re leaving things in good shape for him.”