Scarborough Athletic v Darlington

Monday 2nd January 2023, 1pm
Vanarama National League North

 
Scarborough Athletic FC:
Flamingo Land Stadium, Scarborough Sports Village, Ashburn Road, Scarborough, YO11 2JW. Email: info@scarboroughathletic.com
Twitter: @safc

History: Scarborough Athletic was formed in 2007 by the Seadog Trust out of the ashes of Scarborough FC - a club with a history stretching back to 1879. The phoenix club began in the Northern Counties East League Division One, ground sharing at Bridlington, gaining a first promotion in 2009. Our paths crossed in the Northern Premier Division One North on our own journey up the pyramid when 1,118 fans saw a promotion-chasing Darlington arrive in April 2015. After a few ups and downs in form, Athletic moved back to Scarborough for the 2017-18 season before 2,000 fans in an opening match in the new community stadium. It was to be a promotion-winning season. And then last season, the Seadogs had their best campaign yet - securing promotion via the NPL Premier Division play-offs and winning the North Riding Senior Cup under local boy, ex-Man United and West Brom midfielder Jonathan Greening.
Record attendance: 2,805 v Warrington (play-offs, 2022)
Capacity: 2,833 (586 seats)
Last season: 3rd (play-off winners)
Honours: Northern Counties East League Premier champions 201213; Northern Counties East Div 1 champions 200809; Northern Premier play-off winners, 2022
Record victory: 130 (v Brodsworth Welfare, 2010)
Defeat: 06 (v Thackley and Telford, both 2013, and FC United, 2021)
Nickname: The Seadogs, Boro
Colours: Red
Manager: Jonathan "Jono" Greening
Chairman: Trevor Bull

Click here for streetmaps of the Scarborough Athletic ground.

Admission prices (2022/23) Adults 14, OAP/Student concessions, 10; youths 12 to 17, 6; children 11 and under 1, with away fans allocated the East Terrace. You will be able to buy a ticket online in advance of kick off but arrangements will be announced closer to the game on what is likely to be all ticket. The match has already been changed from the Sunday, with a lunchtime kick-off on the Bank Holiday Monday.

From the North (M1): (From Darlington - 66 miles, approx 1hr 45 mins) Head towards Middlesborough on the A66 and then onto Cargo Fleet Lane and the A71 towards Whitby and then follow the A71 and Scalby Road into Scarborough. Turn left onto the A64 Falsgrave Road, right onto A64 and left into St James' Road. Then left onto Valley Road, continue straight on at the roundabout and take the next right onto Ashburn Road. Continue straight on and the stadium is at the end of the road past the UTC and Coventry University. One coach parking space is available at the end of the road..

Parking There is street parking nearby.

Darlington FC Supporters' Club
Coach Contact: Darlington FC Supporters Group, call 01325 250531 or 07951 434731 to book a seat. Details to follow. Details of the supporters' group travel can be found here.

Boro Cars 01723 361111
Ace Cars 01723 500405
Station Taxis 01723 361009

Scarborough Railway Station is about a mile from the ground. Turn left out of the station and head out of town. At the traffic lights, cross over Belgrave Crescent and walk through the bollards onto Londesborough Road. Follow the road down the hill and the sports village is signposted.

The official site is very easy to navigate.

There's a useful map of the town here, which includes the football club.

The Scarborough News
Scarborough Tourist Information
Visit Scarborough

At the ground:

Clubhouse
The Flamingo Land Stadium has a large clubhouse at the top of the main stand, including a bar.

Pubs near ground/town centre:

Stumble Inn, 59 Westborough, Scarborough, Y011 1TS
The town's first micro bar, a short walk from the station and less than a mile from the stadium. A big cider choice alongside the beers.
Valley Bar, 51 Valley Road, Scarborough, Y011 2LX
Four guest beers and ciders promised. It also does accommodation.

Scholars Bar, 6 Somerset Terrace, Scarborough, Y011 2PA
Five changing local ales promised, as well as ciders.

If time, there are other recommended pubs in the centre of town or by the beach, Due to it being New Year's Day, opening times may vary.