A GOODA JOB SEES SEADOGS SAIL HOME
SCARBOROUGH leapfrogged Basford in the top half of the table with this convincing victory.
The opener was scored by Boro’s central defender and man of the match Bailey Gooda on 26 minutes. A deep corner from Michael Coulson was pushed away by the Basford keeper, only for Gooda to control and drive home.
The visitors’ day then got worse as they were forced to make two substitutions before the interval.
Five minutes into the second half the home side doubled their lead. Excellent work down the right by Nathan Valentine resulted in his cross being met by Coulson’s looping header that nestled in the far corner.
Scarborough should have really seen the game off in the 15 minutes following the goal, with Brooksby and Coulson both missing good chances.
With 15 minutes remaining the visitors pulled a goal back on a rare counter. Liam Bateman broke away from the defence and put in a superb cross to the far post where Nat Watson was on hand to finish.
However, within three minutes the hosts regained their two-goal advantage.
James Walshaw was upended in the box and Coulson stepped up to score the penalty and seal the points for the Seadogs.