MATCH PREVIEW: Scarborough Athletic vs. City

If you’ve caught your breath back from the end of City’s 2-2 draw against Hednesford Town, the Blues have another match this weekend with a trip to Scarborough Athletic at the Flamingo Land Stadium.

Season Summary
Scarborough currently sit in 7th place in the Evo-Stik Premier League table. Four points behind Gainsborough Trinity in 6th place, and five points ahead of Basford United in 8th place. Scarborough are yet another team City will be hoping to catch on a bad day, and their league results definitely show that Scarborough are susceptible to a bad day. Scarborough have won 15, drawn 6 and lost 13 games this season so far.

Recent Form
Scarborough have not been in the greatest of form recently with only one league win in their past six games.

Scarborough’s previous three league fixtures:
23/3/19 – Buxton vs Scarborough – 1-0
16/3/19 – Scarborough vs Stalybridge Celtic – 1-2
9/3/19 – Marine – Scarborough – 1-2

One to Watch – James Walshaw
The league’s top scorer with 18 goals, Scarborough’s talisman is as dangerous as they get. Prior to his move to Scarborough in November 2017, the 33-year-old led the way in the scoring charts for the Evo-Stik Premier, with 20 league goals for Farsley Celtic. Walshaw picked up the Golden Boot for the Evo-Stik Premier Division last season despite only playing up until November in the league for Farsley during 2017/18. A fan favourite and intelligent footballer.

Previous Meeting
The last meeting between Lancaster and Scarborough will probably have been wiped from the memories of the majority of Blue’s fans. Scarborough slapped City with their heaviest defeat of the season, a gutting 6-0 loss back in October. The first goal came from Lewis Fensome in the 31st minute, unfortunately he put the ball in the wrong goal to open the scoring for the away side. In the last 15 minutes of the first half, Scarborough increased their lead to 3-0 with goals from Bailey Gooda in the 37th minute and a penalty scored by Michael Coulson in the 42nd minute. After the half time interval, Scarborough’s James Walshaw looked to have secured all three points for the visitors, but then two quick goals in the 90th minute really rubbed salt in City’s wounds to end the game 6-0. Fast forward to this weekend, City will be out for revenge against a stumbling Scarborough side.