Boro returned to form after two draws and a narrow 2-1 win at Arnold, to record their 21st win from 31 games this season with a 7-1 win against Long Eaton – who were one of only two teams the previously beat Boro in the league this season.
In doing so, Boro scored their 100th goal in the league this season – Jimmy Beadle’s 2nd of the game, and Boro’s 7th.
The stats stack up as it was Rudy Funk’s 5oth win as Boro manager also.
Ryan Blott hit two more goals to take his tally for the season to 32, and his overall Boro tally to 183 in 222 matches.
Robbie Hawkes scored his first goal since September as a sub, while fellow sub David Brown also scored – his second for the club.
Making a home debut was Louis Horne, although an injury meant he only lasted 30 minutes.
And goalkeeper Arran Reid made a second home debut after resigning for the club. His first home debut was against Tadcaster in October 2008 – a game in which Boro also scored seven goals to win 7-0.
Boro went five points clear after Brighouse lost 2-1 at home to Retford, although Brid Town in second have two games in hand – the result of the Easter Saturday clash could prove vital in deciding who wins the title.
All stats on the site as below have been updated. Click the links to each stats page.
Also, don’t miss the match pictures from the Long Eaton game on the Scarborough News Sport Facebook page, as taken by SeadogStuff’s James Hunter.
Click THIS LINK for the pictures.
Apologies to anyone hoping to see these pictures on the Number 10 Sports Photography non-commercial Flickr site. Scarborough Athletic FC’s ‘ground regulations’ do not allow picture galleries taken at home matches to be uploaded to any sites, commercial or otherwise, unless prior agreement is given.