SCARBOROUGH Athletic manager Steve Kittrick apologised to supporters and vowed to make changes after last weekend's 3-1 defeat against Evo-Stik First Division North leaders Lancaster City, writes Ian Appleyard.

Kittrick described his side's first half display as 'pathetic' as Lancaster took a 3-0 lead inside 37 minutes.

"Some of the players let themselves down, the club down, me down, everybody down with the first half performance," he admitted afterwards. "It was pathetic, from centre-halves, to midfield players, and the lads up front. They showed a lot more desire to win every ball."

Kittrick, who failed in a bid to sign Billy Logan from Pickering Town last week, said: "It might be time to shake it up a little bit, one or two out and one or two in.

"We were very, very close to getting probably the best striker in this league but, financially, we couldn't afford it.

"I went to ask for some money to get him and they weren't prepared to do it," he added. "So I can't do anything about it, I have got to work with what I have got.

"Financially, it's difficult, Sometimes that's the biggest problem that you have - getting people to come over to play in Brid' when they are from West Yorkshire or anywhere. They always try to price themselves out of the market."

Last Tuesday, the Seadogs beat Spennymoor Town 3-1 in the second round of the Integro League Cup.

Benny Iglehon (2) and Jacob Day scored the goal with Steve Taylor replying for Spennymoor.

Scarborough are away at old rivals Brighouse Town this Saturday, kick off 3pm.

Whitby Town will be looking to get things back on track this weekend against Buxton in Evo-Stik Premier Division after suffering a second consecutive league defeat at Halesowen.

Whitby lost 2-0 against a side that has been struggling in the bottom six and gone 11 games without a win. Tristian Dunkley opened the scoring after 37 minutes and substitute George Bowerman wrapped things up in the final minute.

Manager Chris Hardy said: "The first 45, we had no progression about our play. The second 45 was a different kettle of fish - but we couldn't find a breakthrough."

Goals from Steven Snaith, Luke Bythway, and David Carson, meanwhile, gave Whitby a 3-1 victory over York City in the quarter finals of the North Riding County FA Senior Cup in front of a crowd of 328.

It is the first time in eight years that the Seasiders have reached the semifinals of the competition.