Competition : Northern Counties East League - Premier Division
Result : Scarborough Athletic 2 Retford United 0
Attendance : 890
What a day! After being asked by Scarborough Athletic Chairman, Dave Holland if we'd like to cover the Seadog's final home match of the 2012/13 NCEL season, we didn't hesitate in accepting and looked forward to our first ever visit to Bridlington Town's ground, Queensgate, the tenant's home since 2007. Knowing promotion would be guaranteed if results went their way, a bumper crowd of 890 turned up with expectations high.
This is the first of two sets of photographs from what was an eventful, emotional and eventually, a successful end to a season where The Seadogs of Scarborough Athletic finally gained promotion to the Evo-Stik League.
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Special Thanks to Dave Holland and all at Scarborough Athletic for allowing No Clash Of Colours to record the day.
"The Red Door"
Hendrick Korevaar [right], the groundsman at Queensgate.
Another unsung hero of the non-league football scene.
"The Seadog Special"
Scarborough Athletic Kitman
"The Chairman" [right]
Dave Holland (Scarborough Athletic)
"There's Only ... TEN, Rudy Funks!!"
Tony Hackworth [Scarborough Athletic]
Retford United defend a Scarborough Athletic attack.
Boro' supporters look on as Retford United go on the attack.
Amongst the crowd, numerous Scarborough FC shirts, this one being the 1998/99 season,
home design. The last shirt worn by the old club in the Football League.
"No Battle, No Victory"
At the same time, Barton Town Old Boys had pulled another goal back and were now losing 2-3 at home to Brighouse Town. An 85th Tim Taylor equaliser for BTOB would ensure that the Championship and promotion would be guaranteed if 'Boro could hold on to the lead.
Supporters and Players celebrate the captain's goal.
"The Final Whistle"
Manager, Rudy Funk and Assistant, Darren France acknowledge the supporters.
The NCEL Champions Trophy and Player's Medals.
NCEL Officials look on as Rudy Funk [Scarborough Athletic Manager] celebrates with the supporters.
Lifts the NCEL Champions Trophy
mobbed by the supporters. The relief is evident, the job is done.
"Welcome To .... "
The landlords and tenants at Queensgate.
The Scarborough Athletic board will soon have to be changed.
Scarborough Athletic [EvoStik Panel] At The Side
Retford United [NCEL Panel] At The Side
All Photography : ©fotografica137 / ©Scarborough Athletic FC