"Bucks face Boro in final home game of the season"
Match Date : April 22nd, 2023 3:00 pm
Competition : National League North
Ground : New Bucks Head
Kick Off : 15:00
This Saturday is the Bucks’ final home game of the season, when Scarborough Athletic will be the visitors.
Formed following the liquidation of the old Scarborough Football Club in 2007, Athletic have gradually made their way back to the upper echelons of the non-league pyramid. The Seadogs earned their spot in step two by finishing 3rd in the Northern League Premier Premier Division before overcoming Matlock Town and Warrington Town in the playoffs.
Athletic have been in fine form again this year too, with Scarborough occupying a place in the playoff spots for much of the season. But the Seadogs have stiff competition for a place in the playoffs, with even 13th-place Spennymoor still in with a shout of making the top seven.
Scarborough are managed by former Man United and West Brom man Jonathan Greening. Appointed in May 2021, Greening has made an instant impact at his hometown club, who have impressed with their attacking play – only the top two, King’s Lynn and Fylde, have scored more goals that the Seadogs.
On the pitch, Scarborough are led by another local lad, captain Michael Coulson. After stints in the league for Barnsley, Grimsby Town and York City, Coulson returned to his boyhood club in 2017. And the wily attacker still has an important part to play for the Seadogs notching 14 league goals this campaign, making him Boro’s top scorer.
The North Yorkshire club’s form has been a little patchy over the last couple of months, but Greening’s side are unbeaten in four on the road – winning their last two, at Peterborough and Chorley respectively.
The Seadogs beat the Bucks 1-0 at the Flamingo Land Stadium in October, in what was Kevin Wilkin’s first game in charge. The Bucks will be hoping for a different result this weekend, as Wilkin’s men aim to end a disappointing campaign on a high note.
Tickets for Saturday’s fixture will remain on sale up until kick-off and are available for purchase online here.