Scarborough Athletic seal derby success against rivals Whitby Town

Scarborough Athletic battled back to seal derby success courtesy of a 2-1 win against rivals Whitby Town on Tuesday night.

Tuesday, 20th October 2020, 9:21 pm
Updated Tuesday, 20th October 2020, 9:22 pm
Boro v Whitby match report

Boro skipper Michael Coulson returned to the starting line up, replacing Kian Spence from Saturday's 1-1 draw with Nantwich.

The game raced away to a frenetic opening as Whitby started brightly, former Boro striker Jacob Hazel outmuscling Will Thornton and feeding Bradley Fewster, but his ball went astray.

Boro went close at the other end but the final ball was lacking and the Blues cleared.

On 11 minutes, sluggish defending from Harry Coates allowing Hazel to drift in behind behind and the Boro defender brought him down and the referee pointed to the spot.

Hazel took the pen and despite a strong hand from Whitley, the ball trickled in.

Whitby almost doubled their lead moments later, but Whitley denied James Martin with his feet.

The Blues went on the attack again and Hazel was denied by the post before brave goalkeeping from Whitley denied Fewster on the rebound.

Boro came back into the contest and were deservedly level when the ball came to Coulson, who took a touch and lashed high into the Whitby net for 1-1.

The hosts ought to have gone in at the break ahead, but Dylan Cogill somehow managed to head against the post from point blank range.

Whitby started the second half brightly and Hazel brought out a neat save from Whitley.

Bland was then kept busy at the other end when Bishop let rip from long range, drawing a stunning stop from the Blues gloveman.

Boro went ahead on 82 minutes when Jackson raided down the left flank and his superb cross was diverted past Bland by Cartman, who took his tally for the season to six in the process.

The hosts clung on fairly comfortably to take the derby spoils and three crucial points.