SCARBOROUGH manager Steve Kittrick insists that the club can still qualify for this season's play-offs.

The Seadogs dropped to ninth in Evo-Stik First Division North at the weekend following a 1-1 draw at third placed Trafford.

They are now six points adrift of the top five going into Saturday's home game against Kendal Town (3pm) with eight games left to play.

"A point was a fair result and we have to take the positives from our last two games," said Kittrick. "I am sure the performances will come. We are not 'clicking' but, if we can click and get some momentum going, I am sure we will be fine."

A goal from Benny Iglehon in stoppage time rescued a point last weekend after Trafford took the lead in the 83rd minute through Joshua Granite.

The funeral of Scarborough chairman Dave Holland was held on Monday at the East Riding Crematorium.

Mr Holland, a lifelong Boro supporter had originally joined the club's Trust following a winding-up order in 2007. He passed away two weeks ago after a short battle against illness.

Scarborough players carried his coffin into the funeral and, in a statement, the club's board of directors said Holland's 'legacy' would be the new stadium at the town's Leisure Village.

Scarborough were beaten 3-2 at Clitheroe last night in the Integro League Cup Quarter Final.

Former Scarborough manager Russell Slade, meanwhile, has been sacked this week by League One strugglers Coventry City.

Whitby Town manager Chris Hardy has described March as the month that will 'make-or-break' the club's season.

Town, who beat Spennymoor Town 2-1 last night in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier Division, have six more games this month including the North Riding Senior Cup semi-final against Middlesbrough U23s.

Hardy said: "Purely because of the volume of games we play, March really will determine how we end our season. We need to take our opportunity to achieve something this season with both hands.

"We know that we’re in touching distance but we also know that we need to be doing better than we are at the moment."

Town dropped out of the play-off zone two weeks ago and last weekend's game at Mickleover Sports was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. That fixture has been re-arranged for Tuesday April 11 (7.45pm).

They now have back-to-back home games against Rushall Olympic, on Saturday (3pm) and Halesowen Town, next Tuesday (7.45pm)

Whitby play their North Riding semi-final against Middlesbrough on Tuesday, March 21 at the Turnbull Ground (7.45pm). Th the winners play Pickering Town in the final.