Scar­boro 5-0 romp.

The Scarborough News - - FRONT PAGE - By Martin Dowey Twit­ter: @Mj­dowey

Emile Sin­clair and a num­ber of other play­ers threw down the gaunt­let to boss Steve Kit­trick on Tues­day night as Boro tore Sh­effield apart in the League Cup.

Kit­trick made eight changes from Satur­day’s FA Cup win against Work­ing­ton, yet Boro gelled like a well-oiled ma­chine in dis­patch­ing their Evo-Stik South op­po­nents 5-0 at the Flamingo Land Sta­dium.

It was Sin­clair who led the charge, bag­ging a hat­trick of goals, which could eas­ily have been added to, as Boro cre­ated chances for fun.

Ath­letic clicked into gear early on and Sin­clair was un­lucky not to open his ac­count when he was well fed by Leon Os­borne.

The big front­man lifted over the keeper, but frus­trat­ingly his ef­fort flew over the bar.

Sh­effield had the odd chance, but Boro, mar­shaled at the back by Danny Stimp­son and Sam He­witt, re­pelled their ad­vances.

It was Stimp­son at the other end who man­aged to shat­ter the dead­lock with 15 min­utes on the clock.

After a cor­ner was flicked on, Stimp­son pounced and headed home, giv­ing keeper Jamie Ing­ham no chance.

After more to­ing and fro­ing in the re­main­ing min­utes of the half, Boro fin­ished the open­ing 45 min­utes with a bang. Sin­clair latched onto a long ball from the back, beat the de­fender and then placed the ball past the keeper with a neat fin­ish.

Boro suf­fered a blow at the be­gin­ning of the new pe­riod, with keeper Tom Mor­gan col­lid­ing with Sh­effield sub Jack Maw­son.

The Boro stop­per didn’t last too much longer, the in­jury forc­ing reg­u­lar num­ber one Tommy Tay­lor to take his place in goal.

The switch came sec­onds after Boro’s third goal, with Sin­clair show­ing more of his poach­ing skills.

He spun bril­liantly in the box, then after re­gain­ing con­trol of the ball, Sin­clair rolled it past the keeper for 3-0.

Os­borne went close on a cou­ple of oc­ca­sions, be­fore Boro al­tered their at­tack­ing options with the ar­rival of Billy Lo­gan.

Lo­gan was de­nied by a last-ditch chal­lenge after good work from Os­borne, be­fore the sub charged clear of the Sh­effield de­fence and stroked home at the sec­ond at­tempt.

Boro fin­ished the job in style, keep­ing the ball for a good num­ber of min­utes, be­fore re­turn­ing to their rapier-like at­tack­ing play.

That soon led to a penalty for handball after a surge of pres­sure, and there was only one man that was go­ing to take it.

Sin­clair strode for­ward and picked out the bot­tom cor­ner, mak­ing it three for him and five for Boro.

Boro Sup­port­ers Club are run­ning a coach to Satur­day’s league game at Brig­house, leav­ing the sta­tion at 11am and cost­ing £15 per seat.

Match-win­ner Emile Sin­clair with his match-ball

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