Scarborough Athletic were formed in 2007 as a ‘phoenix club’ after the collapse of Scarborough FC. They spent 10 seasons ground-sharing at Brislington before moving to the Flamingo Land Stadium in 2017.
They are a 100% fan-owned club. The Seadog Trust, a supporters body, took over the club in 2007. The club are nicknamed The ‘Seadogs’ or just ‘Boro’. Their home strip is all red.
They play in the Vanarama National League North (the 6th tier of football , one below the National League and 2 levels below FGR). This is the same league as Gloucester City and also includes some fallen giants such as Darlington, Chester, Hereford & Scunthorpe. FGR’s FA Cup opponents at the same stage last year, South Shields, are also in this league. Scarborough have risen steadily up the ranks since they reformed, getting their promotion to the National League North in 2022. Their first season in the league was good – they missed out on a play-off spot on the final day of the season.
This season Scarborough’s progress has been pretty good – they have been strong at home in the league (5 wins, 1 draw & 1 loss) but a bit shakier away from home (6 losses and 1 win). This has left them in 17th place (out of 24) in this league. They have scored 15 and conceded 19 from their 14 games so far. They play Chorley at home on the 7th Nov and Alfreton away on the 11th Nov before they make the trip to Gloucestershire.
Scarborough’s previous record attendance was 3,205 for a local derby against Darlington in January this year. This record was topped by a sell-out Flamingo Land Stadium for the visit of FGR, Scarborough’s biggest game since their reformation in 2007.
The prize money for the eventual winners of the tie will be £41,000.