Scarborough are back home – and now manager Steve Kittrick aims to take them back to the level the Seadogs have been at previously.
Well over 2,000 turned out to see the club return to the town after over a decade in exile.
Although well beaten by Sheffield United, it was an emotional moment for fans and Kittrick says he had to hold back the tears himself.
Scarborough play Bridlington tonight and its in honour of their late chairman David Holland. They are playing for a trophy and the boss knows the importance of it.
— Thomas Feaheny (@ThomasFeaheny) July 18, 2017
“It was a magical afternoon,” said the club’s manager. “It was a day these fans have been waiting for for a very long time. They deserve it.
“It will take us a while to get used to the pitch and what we need to win games on it but one step at a time – let’s celebrate what’s been achieved and what it means to everyone.”
But he has a goal in mind and that’s promotion from the Evo-Stik North next season.
“That’s what we really need now,” said Kittrick. “That’s the next step for this club and we want to be able to deliver that.
“Scarborough are a Non-League name. We need to re-establish the club now and the only way to do that is to move up the leagues.
“But it’s easier said than done. This league will be very difficult to get out of again and we will need to have a very good year to achieve our ambitions.”