SCARBOROUGH'S impressive away form in Conference North continued when a superb second-half strike from Tony Hackworth gave the Seadogs a 1-0 win at Workington.

His goal, 15 minutes from time, was the perfect fillip for Boro going into today's crunch council meeting to decide whether the club can sell the McCain Stadium and move to another ground - saving the Seasiders from oblivion.

Boro suffered a pre-match blow when Jamie Vermiglio failed a fitness test and the Cumbrians started the stronger on a heavy pitch. Mark Wilberforce had to come to the rescue when Workington were handed a penalty after Matt Henney was felled in the box by a mistimed Mark Hotte tackle.

Craig Johnston fired the spot-kick to the left, but Wilberforce got down well to hold on.

Scarborough could have taken the lead themselves on 35 minutes when Hackworth was one-on-one with home keeper Adam Collin, who managed to block the striker's effort with his legs.

After Workington failed to clear from the edge of their area on 75 minutes, Hackworth produced a smart finish into the bottom corner to give Scarborough a vital advantage.

As Workington pressed for the equaliser, Boro hit hard on the counter-attack and Johnston cleared off the line from Scarborough substitute Ged Dalton with just minutes remaining.