Watson's delight as screamer seals Stalybridge point for Scarborough Athletic

Scarborough Athletic midfielder Ryan Watson was delighted as his wonder strike rescued a point for his side against Stalybridge Celtic on Saturday.

Ryan Watson
Ryan Watson

Boro battled to a 1-1 draw on Saturday and Watson said: “I don’t score very often but to see one go in is always good and to get us a point was great.

“It was a near-perfect response to the Shields defeat and I felt like we should have got more from that game, but that’s football for you.”

Watson believes that his strike was the ultimate turn-around, having conceded a dubious penalty on New Year’s Day in their 2-1 defeat.

He added: “I guess it’s just one of them decisions.

“You don’t really mind it when the referee gets smaller decisions wrong, but when they turn out to be game defining it’s a huge blow.”

Watson signed for the club from Farsley Celtic back in December 2018 and has impressed with a string of good performances since.

The midfielder added: “I’ve had a lot of game time at the club, which has been awesome and it was exactly what I was hoping for when I joined.

“I would like to think that I have impressed with my performances.”

Having witnessed new boss Darren Kelly take the reigns, Watson admits that he is going to do all he can to remain at the club.

He said: “The lads who are currently at the club, myself included, have to keep working hard if we want to continue to play here.

“Of course Darren will introduce his own ideas and with that will come new players, so I’m hoping to keep playing well.

“I’m enjoying being at the club and it could be an exciting end to the season with a play-off push.”