Scarborough Veterans have vowed to return after Saturday’s 4-3 North Riding Cup defeat against Dormans Athletic.
Ken Ferrie, who was Scarborough’s eyes on the touchline, is confident that the team will have what it takes to go at least one better next time around.
He said: “We will be back again next year, the difference is we’ll know what to expect.”
Striker Dougie McGregor added: “I think it was a couple of mistakes that cost us, but we did create a few chances ourselves.
“I enjoyed it, it was a battle and that is what you want.”
Mitch Cook, who scored two penalties in the defeat, said: “We played in a very competitive match, which was perfect because our lads, in their time, were competitive players.
“We knew that they would be rough and strong and that was the case. When you get to over-35 football every player on the pitch thinks that they know better than everybody else, so they are reffing the game, managing the game and bossing the game.
“I thought we were unfortunate to lose 4-3, but we have all enjoyed it, which is why we entered.”