Two Scarborough Football Scholarship students made their debuts for Scarborough Athletic on Tuesday night in the North Riding FA Senior Cup win against Redcar Town.
Aidan Thurston and Robbie Scarborough both started the game, while ex-Scholar Ben Atkinson also played the full 90 minutes.
Boro have also signed on Chris Pearson from the Scholarship and another ex-Scholar in Josh Wallace.
Aidan said about his debut: “It was tough, but I thought I handled it alright.
“It was good to play alongside Kev (Burgess) and Jack (Johnson) because they are constantly talking to you, Morgs (Tom Morgan) also helped me out a lot as well.
“I don’t want it to stop there, we have to progress, that is what we are here to do.
“After that experience, you have to be looking at pushing towards the first team.
“Working with Denny Ingram and Ryan Blott at Scarborough Football Scholarship has been a massive help.
“You are learning from these people that have been there and bought the t-shirt.
“Denny has played as a full-back and a central defender in his career, so they are always there to give you all the information you need.”