BLOCKING Warrington Town’s path to promotion is a side who are in ominous form.

Here is a look at Scarborough Athletic – their hosts for Monday’s Northern Premier League Premier Division play-off final…


While Yellows had to go the distance through extra time and penalties at South Shields, Scarborough’s path to this point was comparatively straightforward.

They saw off Matlock Town 2-1 inside 90 minutes on Tuesday night, with Ashley Jackson and Luca Colville on target for the Seadogs.

Before that, they had earned their spot in the promotion shake-up with a superb run of form that has seen them lose just twice since the turn of the year.

The Flamingo Land Stadium has also been a fortress for them – they have not lost on home soil since the end of November.

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The Seadogs are led by a figure plenty of football fans may well recognise.

Former Manchester United midfielder Jonathan Greening, who was an unused substitute during the Red Devils’ 1999 Champions League Final win that secured their memorable “Treble”, will be attempting to lead his hometown club to promotion.

Greening had a good career high up the footballing pyramid, making nearly 200 appearances for West Brom while also enjoying spells at Middlesbrough, Fulham and Nottingham Forest.

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Former Manchester United midfield Jonathan Greening is in charge of hometown club Scarborough Athletic



The winger is Scarborough’s top goalscorer this season having scored 12 times since making his debut in November.

Prior to moving to North Yorkshire, he had been playing in the Scottish second tier with Greenock Morton having made his professional debut for Bradford City back in 2018.

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Luca Colville is Scarborough Athletic's leading goalscorer this season


Both games between the sides have gone the way of Scarborough by the same scoreline.

Yellows lost 2-0 at the Flamingo Land Stadium in August before the Seadogs gained all three points at Cantilever Park in December.

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Both meetings between the sides this season have ended in Scarborough victories. Picture by Karl Vallantine

Overall, the teams have met 10 times through the years, with Warrington emerging victorious on five occasions.

Two of those wins came away from home in 2015 – a 4-2 triumph in January followed by a 1-0 win in September – while Scarborough were groundsharing with Bridlington Town.