Marshall loops in late winner for Blues fans

WHITBY Town fans enjoyed their third successive victory over the old enemy, despite fielding a depleted side at Oliver’s Mount.

The Seadogs, buoyed by the luxury of substitutes, led early on when Luke Foster drilled past a crowd of players and beat keeper Andrew Snaith, low to his left.

But Town fired straight back with Dave Smith blasting the goal of the game, after cutting in from the right touchline and slamming into the net, via the underside of the crossbar.

Dan Wilson’s deflected drive then put the visitors ahead, before Chris Hannam’s quickfire hat-trick had Scarborough firmly in control, at 4-2.

It was all the more crucial when Whitby replied in first-half injury time.

Skipper Andrew Marshall’s far-post free-kick was headed home by Mike Hobson, seconds before the whistle - the teenager’s maiden strike for the Seasiders.

It was game on after the break, where another Marshall free-kick was soon nodded past James Prethero, by centre-half Lee Graham.

Blues were also impressive in open play and grabbed the lead when a long passing move finished with Callum Michie slotting in, from close range.

However, it looked for all the world that the hosts had earned a draw when Hannam got in behind the Whitby defence, rounded Snaith and sidefooted home, with the 90th minute fast approaching.

Marshall, though, had other ideas and another of his dangerous free-kicks was the catalyst, this time, it looped past Prethero direct, for a late winner.

WTFC Supporters: Snaith, Waring, Graham, Hunter, Moore, Michie, Marshall, Wardill, Hobson, Smith, Wilson.

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