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Scarborough Athletic F.C.
Full nameScarborough Athletic Football Club
Nickname(s)The Seadogs
Short nameBoro
Founded25 June 2007
GroundFlamingo Land Stadium
Capacity2,833 (586 seated)
Coordinates54°16′8.767″N 0°24′48.754″W / 54.26910194°N 0.41354278°W / 54.26910194; -0.41354278
ChairmanTrevor Bull
ManagerJonathan Greening
LeagueNorthern Premier League Premier Division
2020–21Northern Premier League Premier Division (season curtailed)
Keeper Home colours
David Thompson scoring Scarborough Athletic's first ever league goal at Teversal on 11 August 2007
David Thompson scoring Scarborough Athletic's first ever league goal at Teversal on 11 August 2007

Scarborough Athletic Football Club is an English association football club representing Scarborough, North Yorkshire. The club was formed on 25 June 2007 following the winding up of Scarborough Football Club. After spending their first ten seasons groundsharing at Bridlington Town, the club moved into a new stadium, Flamingo Land Stadium in Scarborough in July 2017. The club currently play in the Northern Premier League Premier Division.

Background

A covenant existed on the McCain Stadium that restricted its use only to sporting activities. Scarborough failed to convince the Scarborough Borough Council that its proposals to sell the McCain Stadium to a housing developer would raise enough money to pay off the debts and build a new ground.[1] Scarborough were wound up in the High Court with debts of £2.5 million on 20 June 2007, ending its 128-year existence as a club. The Seadog Trust (a supporters' trust established in 2006) then formed Scarborough Athletic to carry forward the spirit of the former club.[2]

History

Formation

Following the liquidation of Scarborough, Scarborough Athletic was founded as a continuation[3] or rebirth[4] of the previous club by a supporters' trust named The Seadog Trust. They took on the same red kit, nickname, motto and official club logo from the original club.[5] The Trust successfully applied for membership of the North Riding County Football Association and the Northern Counties East League on 25 June 2007.[4] Due to the unavailability of any suitable grounds in the town, a ground-sharing agreement was made with Bridlington Town. On 29 June the club appointed former North Ferriby United manager Brian France as their first manager,[6] who brought with him many former Ferriby players.

The NCEL Division One years

For their debut season, the club entered the Northern Counties East League Division One (NCEL1). The club's first-ever game was a friendly against Edgehill FC on 15 July 2007. The game ended in a goalless draw and was played in Hunmanby, North Yorkshire. Three days later, 20-year-old Shaun Chadburn gained the distinction of scoring the first-ever goal for the new club in a 2–2 draw at Northallerton Town. Their first competitive game, a NCEL1 fixture, was away to Teversal on 11 August 2007. The game ended in a 2–1 defeat in front of 427 fans and saw David Thompson score Scarborough Athletic's first-ever league goal.

The new club had mixed results early in the season, but on 24 October it was announced the club was to face a 6-point deduction and a £300 fine for fielding ineligible players earlier in the season. This decision was later upheld by the FA[7] and so despite a run of six wins in eight matches, the club found themselves lying in 10th place in early January 2008. A strong end to the season saw the club finish with an unbeaten 12 match league run, securing a 5th-place finish.

After a slow start to the following season, gaining just one point from the opening two league games, Scarborough Athletic then embarked upon a club record 27 match unbeaten league run which saw them surge to the top of the table. On 8 November 2008, Ryan Blott scored a club record five goals in a league match at Yorkshire Amateur. By the end of February 2009 the club had moved into a commanding lead at the top of the NCEL1 table and on 21 March 2009, following a 2–1 victory at Teversal, they were guaranteed promotion to the Northern Counties East League Premier Division (NCELP).[8] Three days later the club were confirmed as champions after a 3–0 win at home to Brighouse Town.[9][10]

The NCEL1 trophy was presented to the team after the final home game of the season, against Leeds Carnegie, on 18 April 2008. A game that ensured they remained unbeaten at home in the league throughout the entire season.[11] The club also reached the 2008–09 Northern Counties East League Presidents Cup final but lost 3–2 on aggregate to Nostell Miners Welfare after drawing the away leg 1–1 and losing the home leg 2–1.[12] The 2008–09 season also saw Scarborough Athletic enter the FA Vase for the first time. They reached the 4th round, the furthest they would ever reach in the competition, before losing at Bideford.

The NCEL Premier Division years

The club once again had a slow start to the season, but a long winning streak followed, which took them to the top of the table by the end of September. A series of inconsistent results then followed, mainly away from home, and the club eventually finished the season in fifth place.[13] In November a 'landlords vs tenants' match at Queensgate between Bridlington Town and Scarborough Athletic attracted a division record of 1,082 fans and in April, Athletic hit 13 goals without reply against relegated Brodsworth Welfare – a record for the club and division. This season also saw Scarborough Athletic enter the FA Cup for the first time, although they fell at the first hurdle, losing 2–1 at home to Guisborough Town in the extra-preliminary round.[14]

In preparation for the 2010–11 season, Scarborough Athletic played their first ever game in Scarborough, a friendly against local league side Eastfield St. James. On 24 July Athletic beat Merthyr Town 2–0 to win the inaugural Supporters Direct Shield at the New Bucks Head home of A.F.C. Telford United.[15] The club recorded their first ever victory in the FA Cup after beating Ryton 1–0 in the Extra-Preliminary Round on 14 August 2010. On 21 September, first team coach Paul Olsson was appointed acting manager to cover for Brian France who underwent a lengthy period of hospitalisation following a brain injury.[16] On 19 November Olsson's managerial position was made permanent after it was revealed France would be unlikely to return before the end of his contract.[17][18] League results were very inconsistent during the season, and on 31 March 2011 it was announced that Olsson had left the club by mutual consent[19] and was replaced by former Teversal, Rainworth Miners Welfare and Shirebrook Town manager, Rudy Funk.[20][21] The club finished the season in 10th place.

On the first day of the 2011–12 season Scarborough Athletic beat Parkgate at home 4–2 to register the club's first-ever opening day victory, followed by a 1–0 victory at Tadcaster Albion. The club's September was largely successful, with the exception of a disappointing 3–0 FA Cup exit to Tadcaster Albion. October was also successful in the league, but the club exited the FA Vase. A tough November saw Athletic pick up their first league draws of the season and their third defeat, but by the end of November, they were top of the table – a position which could be attributed to 12 wins from their opening 17 league fixtures. December, however, was hugely disappointing with just 1 point from 4 games. Results improved in the new year but by the end of March, Athletic found themselves too far behind the two clubs at the top of the table and, thus, out of promotion contention. On 14 April 2012 Ryan Blott hit 5 goals in a game for the 2nd time, this time against Armthorpe Welfare. A strong finish saw the club finally end the season in, a club best, 3rd position.

The 2012–13 season was very successful for Scarborough Athletic which culminated with the club being crowned Champions of The Northern Counties East League Premier Division. Athletic made a good start to the season losing only one of their opening 14 league games. By the end of September, they were sitting in second place, a point behind the leaders in a tightly contested table. Athletic's fine form in the league continued to the end of the year and with the help of a 2–1 Boxing Day victory over their landlords Bridlington Town, they entered 2013 as league leaders. The consistently good run of results continued into the latter half of the season and Athletic eventually went on to record a 26-game unbeaten league run that consisted of 20 wins and six draws and on 30 March a Bridlington Town vs Scarborough Athletic meeting attracted a crowd of 1,569, a new club and divisional record, eclipsing the previous best set by the same fixture three seasons previously. Despite the great form, Athletic were still not sure of promotion until the penultimate week of the season due to the good form of second place Brighouse Town. On 13 April 2013 Athletic visited Brighouse Town for a first vs second place clash which they won 2–0, a result that put them 9 points clear at the top of the table with just two games remaining (Brighouse had four games left to play). The following week Athletic beat Retford United 2–0 at home whilst Brighouse Town could only draw their game and, amidst great scenes of celebration, the league title was Scarborough Athletic's.[22]

The NPL Division One years

Following promotion from the NCELP Scarborough Athletic competed as members of the Northern Premier League with the club entered to play in the Northern Premier League Division One South for the 2013–14 season. The club also entered the FA Trophy for the first time winning through three ties to eventually go out at the 3rd Round Qualifying stage. Boro made a slow start to life in the NPL, with just one win from their first seven matches; however, they did reach the 2nd Qualifying Round of the FA Cup for the first time. However, from late September onwards results showed a dramatic improvement, and twelve wins from the next fifteen league fixtures lifted Boro into play-off contention by the start of the new year. Results were inconsistent from January onwards and by the end of March Boro were realistically out of the play-off chase & the season ended with the club in 7th place.

Prior to the start of the 2014–15 season, Scarborough Athletic were moved laterally from the Northern Premier League Division One South to compete in the Northern Premier League Division One North.[23] The team got off to a good start and at the half-way stage of the season, Boro had won thirteen, drawn one and lost eight games which placed them just outside the play off zone. Once again they reached the 2nd Qualifying Round of the FA Cup after replay victories over North Shields (on penalties) and Ashington before bowing out of the competition having lost 1–0 at Curzon Ashton. Early in November Rudy Funk unexpectedly resigned his position as manager[24] to be succeeded by his erstwhile assistants Paul Foot and Bryan Hughes who both took on the role as joint-managers.[25] The team continued their good form into the second half of the season but, with the season coming to an end results dropped off and they eventually ended the campaign in 6th place just two points shy of the play-offs. It was however their highest placed finish since formation. On 6 April a league game against promotion-chasing Darlington attracted a crowd of 1,118, which at the time was a new record home attendance.

The 2015–16 season began in a positive fashion with the team winning their opening four games without conceding a goal. An unexpected drop in form followed and on 23 December both joint-managers left the club by mutual consent. Club captain Matty Bloor took on managerial responsibility for two games until Steve Kittrick was appointed permanent manager on 5 January 2016. Boro finished the season in a very disappointing 20th place (although 12 points clear of the team below them). The poor season and continued groundsharing at Bridlington also contributed to the club's record low league attendance of 211. The club were eliminated from the FA Cup and Trophy at the preliminary round stage of both, but the poor league season was partly compensated for by the club reaching the final of the Northern Premier League Challenge Cup

The 2016–17 season had a slow start, and an inconsistent set of results in their first ten games left them in mid-table by the end of September. A strong run of form took the club to the top of the table in late November, but then form dried up, and in February the team was languishing well outside the play-off zone. However, the club finished the season with an eight-match winning run (with no goals conceded) which saw them finish 3rd in the table, their highest ever finish, and for the first time qualification for the play-offs, where they lost 3–1 to Ossett Town in the semi-final. This play-off semi-final defeat, watched by 1,004 supporters, would be the club's last home game played at Bridlington Town. For the second season in a row, the team exited the FA Cup and FA Trophy in the preliminary round.

Homecoming season

The 2017–18 season saw Boro returning to their hometown of Scarborough after ten years in exile. The opening pre-season friendly at the new stadium resulted in a 1–4 defeat against a young Sheffield United team, in front of an almost sell-out crowd of 2,038 supporters.[26] Subsequent friendlies also saw a considerable improvement in crowds when compared with previous seasons, and the club played their first competitive match in the town on 12 August 2017, with a club-record 1,385 spectators witnessing a 0–0 draw against Hyde United. The club's first FA Cup game in Scarborough saw Marske United of the Northern League take Boro to a Preliminary Round replay in front of 885 supporters. The replay was won 2–1 by Boro after extra time, which saw them progress to the 1st Qualifying Round for the first time in three seasons. Boro's record attendance was broken again on 28 August 2017 for the visit of South Shields, with 1,667 supporters witnessing a 1–3 victory for the Tyneside club. Boro began September by equalling their best ever FA Cup run, reaching the 2nd Qualifying Round for only the third time with a 1–0 home victory over higher-ranked Workington AFC. Two weeks later, they beat Northern League side Sunderland RCA 2–0, advancing to the 3rd Qualifying Round for the first ever time. Despite having to wait until 19 September for the first league victory at their new home, seven wins from their first nine league games helped place Boro in 2nd position with 22 points, with up to two games in hand on their league rivals. This included a run of five straight away league victories. Boro's FA Cup run continued to reach new heights at the beginning of October. A 4–1 extra-time replay victory away at higher-ranked Stratford Town, after a 2–2 draw at the Flamingo Land Stadium, put Boro in the 4th Qualifying Round draw. They faced fellow Northern Premier League North side Hyde United on 14 October, but in front of a new club record attendance of 2,003 were defeated 0–2, bringing their run to an end. Boro's FA Trophy campaign was less successful, with a heavy 2–5 home defeat to South Shields eliminating them in the Preliminary Round. Boro's league form continued to be solid, and on Boxing Day, a nine-game winning streak began which placed Boro in second position by 20 February, with 20 victories from 27 league games. The club's Boxing Day fixture, a 3–0 victory over Tadcaster Albion, was their first in Scarborough since 2004. Boro's nine-game winning streak came to a sudden halt in March, with only three wins in a run of eight league games leaving the club four points adrift of the top two. Following this brief downturn in form, however, Boro recorded a run of nine wins and a draw in their final ten league games, ending the season as runners-up and promoted to the Northern Premier League Premier Division. Boro's final league game of the season was significant, as it not only attracted a new record attendance of 2,022 but was Ossett Albion's last ever game before merging with Ossett Town to form Ossett United. A memorable season finished with an appearance at Middlesbrough FC's Riverside Stadium in the North Riding Senior Cup final.

The NPL Premier Division years

Scarborough Athletic got the 2018–19 season off to a good start with six wins, three draws and two losses in their opening eleven league games, and they topped the table for several weeks in the Autumn. However, a poor run of form either side of Christmas, where the club gained 17 points from a possible 45, saw Boro sitting in 6th position at the end of February, just outside the playoff places.

On 16 March after a disappointing home defeat to Stalybridge Celtic. which saw the club lose further ground in the play-off chase, manager Steve Kittrick and his assistant Chris Bolder were relieved of their duties with Steve Roberts taking over as manager on a caretaker basis. On 2 April former Bradford Park Avenue and Farsley Celtic chief John Deacey was appointed as the new manager, but eight league defeats since New Year's Day saw Boro's playoff hopes finally extinguished with one game to go.[27] The club ended their first season at the new level with an 8th-place finish. Boro reached the North Riding Senior Cup final for the second successive year and beat Marske United on penalties at Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium to win the club's first cup since forming in 2007.

During the summer of 2019, a new covered stand was erected at the Flamingoland Stadium which increased the capacity from 2,070 to 2,833. It was officially opened prior to the opening home game of the 2019–20 season.[28]

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) seasons

The 2019–20 season got off to a poor start for Boro, with two wins, six draws, and four defeats seeing the Seadogs languishing in 15th position after twelve matches with twelve points. Unusually, they drew their first seven competitive home matches of the season, before finally recording a home win on 15 October. An FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round replay win against Marske United (mirroring the 2017–18 season) set up an attractive 2nd Qualifying Round tie away at National League North club Southport. However, Boro's cup run ended there abruptly, with Southport running out 5-2 winners. The disappointing run of results continued and manager John Deacey eventually left the club by mutual consent on 24 November and was replaced by Darren Kelly, who made an immediate impact, winning his first three league games in charge. On 25 March 2020, due to the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic, and following a suspension of football, the Northern Premier League season was declared null and void, and all records were expunged.

The 2020-21 season began later than usual on Saturday 19 September. Due to the Borough of Scarborough declaring a higher than average rate of positive COVID-19 cases in September and October, Boro moved their first home league games of the season to the respective away grounds to avoid the financially challenging situation of playing behind closed doors. An exception to this was Boro's early FA Cup exit at the 1st Qualifying Round stage on Tuesday 22 September, where an empty Flamingoland Stadium saw Ashton United claim a 2-0 victory. Boro's league season started solidly, with three wins, two draws, and two defeats from the opening seven matches. On 17 October, Boro welcomed fans to a home game for the first time since the March national lockdown, with a sold out capped attendance of 600 witnessing a 1-1 draw with Nantwich Town. In February 2021, it was confirmed that for the second consecutive season the league would not be completed due to the ongoing pandemic, with Boro having played just eight league games. Darren Kelly resigned as Scarborough manager on 18 May 2021[29] and was subsequently replaced by Jonathan Greening.[30]

The Return of Football

The 2021-22 season began against the backdrop of the ongoing pandemic, but with a highly vaccinated population alongside some remaining protective measures, fans were let back into stadiums without restrictions. Boro began the season well, with 3 wins and 2 draws from their opening five games. However, four consecutive defeats followed - all at home - including an FA Cup exit at the 1st Qualifying Round stage. Inconsistent results, including a club record 6-0 defeat at FC United of Manchester, left Boro in the bottom half by mid-October. Boro's form picked up slightly on the approach to the festive period, and despite losing heavily at lower-ranked side Liversedge in the FA Trophy and 5-1 at Buxton in the league, Boro were within touching distance of the playoffs by Christmas.

Players

As of 13 December 2021

Current squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK Northern Ireland NIR Michael Ingham
GK England ENG Ryan Whitley
DF England ENG Josh Barrett
DF England ENG Bailey Gooda
DF England ENG Dylan Cogill
DF England ENG Will Thornton
DF England ENG Kieran Weledji
DF England ENG Ashley Jackson
MF England ENG Kieran Glynn
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF England ENG James Cadman
MF England ENG Ryan Watson
MF England ENG Lewis Maloney
MF England ENG Simon Heslop
MF England ENG Luca Colville
FW England ENG Nick Hutton
FW England ENG Jake Day
FW England ENG Michael Coulson

Honours

Scarborough Athletic players celebrate winning the Northern Counties East League 2012–13 Premier Division Title
Scarborough Athletic players celebrate winning the Northern Counties East League 2012–13 Premier Division Title

Managers

As of 16 January 2022. Only competitive matches are counted. Please note that the league games in the 2019-20 season do not count, as the season was abandoned and records expunged. The 2020-21 league season contained just eight matches for Scarborough Athletic, which have been added to Darren Kelly's record.

Name Period G W D L Win %
Brian France 29 June 2007 – 21 September 2010 143 86 21 36 60.13
Paul Olsson 21 September 2010 – 31 March 2011 36 18 5 13 50.00
Rudy Funk 31 March 2011 – 3 November 2014 179 94 35 50 52.51
Paul Foot and Bryan Hughes 4 November 2014 – 23 December 2015 56 24 11 21 42.86
Matty Bloor (caretaker) 23 December 2015 – 5 January 2016 2 0 0 2 00.00
Steve Kittrick 5 January 2016 – 16 March 2019 177 90 29 58 50.85
Steve Roberts (caretaker) 16 March 2019 – 2 April 2019 2 0 1 1 00.00
John Deacey 2 April 2019 – 24 November 2019 10 4 2 4 40.00
Darren Kelly 25 November 2019 – 17 May 2021 12 5 2 5 41.70
Jonathan Greening 21 May 2021 – Present 29 14 4 11 48.28

Statistics

Average league attendance

Season League Ground Lowest Highest Average +/-
2007–08 Northern Counties East League Division One Queensgate, Bridlington 376 605 485 -
2008–09 304 791 493 +8 (+1.65%)
2009–10 Northern Counties East League Premier Division 266 701 435 −58 (−11.76%)
2010–11 259 725 415 −20 (−4.6%)
2011–12 254 748 419 +4 (+0.96%)
2012–13 321 950 447 +28 (+6.68%)
2013–14 Northern Premier League Division One South 287 518 384 −63 (−14.09%)
2014–15 Northern Premier League Division One North 222 1,118 403 +19 (+4.95%)
2015–16 211 525 332 −71 (−17.62%)
2016–17 238 700 367 +35 (+10.54%)
2017–18 Flamingo Land Stadium, Scarborough 646 2,022 1,106 +738 (+201.36%)
2018–19 Northern Premier League Premier Division 801 1,976 1,091 -15 (-1.36%)
(2019–20) (743) (1,358) (1,001) (-90 (-8.25%))
(2020–21) (600) (600) (600) (-401 (-40.06%))
2021–22 724 1,824 965 +365 (+60.83%)

Top league goalscorers

Season Player Goals Scored
2007–08 England Scott Phillips 18
England Ryan Blott 18
2008–09 England Ryan Blott 34
2009–10 England Scott Phillips 21
2010–11 England Ryan Blott 22
2011–12 England Ryan Blott 34
2012–13 England Ryan Blott 37
2013–14 England Gary Bradshaw 21
2014–15 England Gary Bradshaw 18
2015–16 England Tom Corner 10
2016–17 Switzerland Benny Igiehon 14
2017–18 England Michael Coulson 33
2018–19 England James Walshaw 25
(2019–20) England James Walshaw (17)
(2020–21) England Nathan Cartman (5)
2021–22 England Luca Colville 6

Performance

League and cup history

Season
League Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
League Position
FA Cup1
FA Trophy1
FA Vase
2007–08
Northern Counties East League Division One 32 18 7 7 80 45 +35 552 5/17
2008–09
Northern Counties East League Division One 36 29 5 2 121 24 +97 92 1/19
Promoted
4
2009–10
Northern Counties East League Premier Division 38 22 4 12 100 57 +43 70 5/20 EP 2
2010–11
Northern Counties East League Premier Division 38 15 9 14 69 61 +8 54 10/20 P 3
2011–12
Northern Counties East League Premier Division 38 23 5 10 96 50 +46 74 3/20 1Q 1
2012–13
Northern Counties East League Premier Division 42 30 9 3 129 49 +80 99 1/22
Promoted
EP 1
2013–14
Northern Premier League Division One South 40 18 7 15 73 57 +16 61 7/213 2Q 3Q
2014–15
Northern Premier League Division One North4 42 23 6 13 80 61 +19 75 6/22 2Q 1Q
2015–16
Northern Premier League Division One North 42 10 8 24 40 64 −24 38 20/22 P P
2016–17
Northern Premier League Division One North 42 22 7 13 70 47 +23 73 3/225 P P
2017–18
Northern Premier League Division One North 42 30 5 7 101 42 +59 95 2/22
Promoted
4Q P
2018–19
Northern Premier League Premier Division 40 18 7 15 70 56 +14 61 8/216 1Q 1Q
2019–207
Northern Premier League Premier Division (35) (14) (8) (13) (44) (47) (-3) (50) (9/22) 2Q 1Q
2020–218
Northern Premier League Premier Division (6) (2) (2) (2) (7) (6) (+1) (8) (9/22) 1Q 1Q
2021–22
Northern Premier League Premier Division 26 13 4 9 34 35 -1 34 6/22 1Q 3Q
Total
504 273 85 146 1071 654 +417 898

1: EP = Extra-Preliminary Round, P = Preliminary Round, 1Q = 1st Qualifying Round, 2Q = 2nd Qualifying Round, 3Q = 3rd Qualifying Round, 4Q = 4th Qualifying Round
2: 6 points deducted
3: Eastwood Town resigned mid-season, resulting in two expunged victories and a reduction of teams from 22 to 21
4: Moved laterally by the FA from the Northern Premier League Division One South to the Northern Premier League Division One North.
5: Defeated in playoff semi-final 1–3 at home to Ossett Town.
6: North Ferriby United liquidated mid-season, resulting in two expunged victories and a reduction of teams from 22 to 21
7: Season declared null and void on 25 March 2020 due to Coronavirus pandemic, and all record expunged.
8:The 2020–21 season was also terminated on 24 February 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic with all record expunged.

FA Cup

Season Round Reached Notes
2009–10 Extra-Preliminary Lost 1–2 at home to Guisborough Town
2010–11 Preliminary Lost 2–1 at Chester-le-Street Town
2011–12 1st Qualifying Lost 3–0 at Tadcaster Albion
2012–13 Extra-Preliminary Lost 1–0 at Spennymoor Town
2013–14 2nd Qualifying Lost at Penrith FC 4–3 on penalties
2014–15 2nd Qualifying Lost 1–0 at Curzon Ashton
2015–16 Preliminary Lost 2–0 at Consett AFC
2016–17 Preliminary Lost 3–2 at Tadcaster Albion
2017–18 4th Qualifying Lost 0–2 at home to Hyde United
2018–19 1st Qualifying Lost 2–3 at home to Marine after replay
2019–20 2nd Qualifying Lost 5–2 at Southport
2020–21 1st Qualifying Lost 0–2 at home to Ashton United
2021–22 1st Qualifying Lost 0–2 at home to Witton Albion

FA Trophy

Season Round Reached Notes
2013–14 3rd Qualifying Lost 6–0 at AFC Telford United
2014–15 1st Qualifying Lost 0–4 at home to Darlington 1883
2015–16 Preliminary Lost 4–0 at Kendal Town
2016–17 Preliminary Lost 2–0 at Shaw Lane AFC
2017–18 Preliminary Lost 2–5 at home to South Shields
2018–19 1st Qualifying Lost 1–0 at Workington AFC
2019–20 1st Qualifying Lost 3–2 at Atherton Collieries
2020–21 1st Qualifying Unable to play tie due to COVID 19 infections within squad
2020–21 3rd Qualifying Lost 4–0 at Liversedge

FA Vase

Season Round Reached Notes
2008–09 4th Lost 1–0 at Bideford
2009–10 2nd Lost 2–5 at home to Bridlington Town
2010–11 3rd Lost 0–3 at home to Spennymoor
2011–12 1st Lost 2–0 at Parkgate
2012–13 1st Lost 3–2 at Thackley

David Holland Memorial Trophy

This trophy is contested between Scarborough Athletic and former landlords Bridlington Town during the pre-season period each season. It is played in memory of David Holland, former chairman of Scarborough Athletic who died in 2017.

Season Venue Result Attendance
2017-18 Flamingo Land Stadium, Scarborough Won 3–2 819
2018-19 Queensgate, Bridlington Won 3–0 310
2019-20 Flamingo Land Stadium, Scarborough Won 5–1 422
2020-21 Queensgate, Bridlington Won 3–2 250
2021-22 Flamingo Land Stadium, Scarborough Won 3–1 375

Records

Club records

Player records

International caps

Player Country Caps while at club Total caps
Jacob Hazel St Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis 2 3

Media

Commentary on Scarborough Athletic games is broadcast on Coast & County Radio. Commentary was previously broadcast on the online platform of another local radio station, Yorkshire Coast Radio until this was absorbed into Greatest Hits Radio in September 2020.

Reserve team

A reserve team existed from June 2008[31] until October 2014 when lack of player availability lead to the reserves withdrawing from all competition early in the 2014–15 season.[32] The reserves played in the Humber Premier League and were promoted from the First Division to the Premier Division (as runners up) in the 2012–13 season. Home games were played at Rotsea Lane, Hutton Cranswick, East Riding of Yorkshire, the home of Hutton Cranswick United FC from formation until the end of the 2009–10 season and then from 2010–11 onwards at the Community Sports Club complex in Filey, North Yorkshire.[33]

Reserve team performance (league)

Season League Pld W D L F A GD Pts Position Notes
2008–09 Humber Premier League Division One 24 9 3 12 63 60 3 30 7/13
2009–10 Humber Premier League Division One 22 9 2 11 48 70 −22 29 7/12
2010–11 Humber Premier League Division One 22 9 4 9 66 45 21 31 6/12
2011–12 Humber Premier League Division One 26 10 7 9 62 49 13 37 6/14
2012–13 Humber Premier League Division One 30 22 4 4 93 39 54 70 2/16 Promoted as Runners-up
2013–14 Humber Premier League Premier Division 28 10 3 15 50 76 −26 33 10/15
2014–15 Humber Premier League Premier Division 6 1 0 5 8 18 −10 3 NA Record Expunged

Reserve team performance (cups)

Season Cup Competition Round Reached Notes
2008–09 Humber Premier League Cup 2nd Round Lost 1–3 at home to St Andrews Police Club
2009–10 Yorkshire Old Boys Shield 2nd Round Lost 3–1 at Ealandians FC after Extra Time
2009–10 Humber Premier League Cup 2nd Round Lost 2–0 at Chalk Farm FC
2010–11 Yorkshire Old Boys Shield 2nd Round Lost 1–2 at home to Gildersome Spurs OB
2010–11 Humber Premier League Cup 2nd Round Lost 0–4 at Hall Road Rangers Reserves
2011–12 Humber Premier League Cup 1st Round Lost 2–1 at Hessle United
2011–12 Yorkshire Old Boys Shield 1st Round Lost 3–6 at home to Alwoodley OB
2012–13 NRFA Saturday County Cup 1st Round Lost 4–1 on penalties at University of York FC
2012–13 Humber Premier League Cup Quarter Final Lost 0–3 at home to Reckitts AFC
2012–13 Yorkshire Old Boys Shield Semi Final Lost 2–3 at home to Stanningley OB FC
2013–14 NRFA Saturday County Cup 1st Round Lost 3–1 at Stockton Churches Portrack
2013–14 NRFA Senior Cup Preliminary Lost 5–3 at Dringhouses FC
2013–14 Humber Premier League Cup 2nd Round Lost 0–4 at home to Driffield EI

U19s team and Youth Development teams

Scarborough Athletic U19s side was formed during the 2010–11 season.[34] The club affiliated the team to the North Riding FA in August 2010, but were unable to enter the side into a league in time to play competitive football for that season although some friendly fixtures were played.

From the 2011–12 season the U19s entered the Northern U19s Alliance League with home fixtures played at the Mill Lane home of Pickering Town.[35] The current U19s manager is Ian Wilson. The 2011–12 season also saw the formation of the U16s and U12s teams, both of whom entered the Hull Boys Sunday League.[36] The Under 16s achieved success in their debut season, winning their league and reaching two cup finals, one of which they won.

For the 2012–13 season, three further youth teams were formed at U18, U14 and U13 level, resulting in six age-group teams in total.

Supporter activities

On 4 November 2009 the club launched the Back2Boro scheme which has two main objectives: to raise awareness of the club's lack of a permanent home, and to raise funds to help finance a return home to Scarborough.[37][38] The club had its own online radio service[39] called "Seadogslive", which provided live match commentaries on selected home fixtures and occasional away games. This service was discontinued in 2010. Scarborough Athletic had an occasionally published fanzine entitled Abandon Chip!, which had been continued from the original club. In 2019 a new fanzine was produced called Voice of Treason; another semi-regular publication called Boro Memories was also launched.

In April 2016, the club launched its first-ever 'frame' football team, for youngsters with cerebral palsy. Season one concluded in October 2016.

See also

References

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