Back-to-back wins for Blues supporters

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WHITBY Town supporters secured back-to-back wins after a 5-4 success on a misty Oliver’s Mount, this past Sunday.

As the fog swirled, Andrew Marshall fired the visitors ahead inside 13 minutes, after a composed finish.

Marshall then used the poor visibility to his advantage, knowing exactly where the goal was three minutes later, as he bent home a tremendous 40-yard strike.

Goalkeeper James Prethero was left unsighted, with the ball arcing into the top-right corner of the net.

Dan Wilson pulled one back for the home side, before Nick Gurney made it 3-1, four minutes from half-time, with the ball dropping neatly in a crowded six-yard-box for the determined midfielder to sweep home.

Wilson reduced the arrears to 3-2 seven minutes into the second half, before Andrew Wardill’s error handed Seadogs a leveller, as the Whitby keeper allowed Aaron Birley’s speculative 30-yard cross-turned-shot from the left touchline to creep through his legs.

However, Scarborough were on terms for just seven minutes, after a mistake at the other end enabled Dave Smith to nip between Prethero and Shaun Gough to slot home, despite Gough’s goal-line slide.

Smith then looked to have put the result beyond doubt at 5-3, with nine minutes remaining, when he sidefooted first-time, past Prethero and inside the goalie’s left-hand post, from the edge of the area.

However, back came the hosts again, as player-boss Chris Rooke’s powerful run and finish, five minutes from time, made for a nervous finale, but the Seasiders hung on for a pleasing victory.

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