Archive | March, 2013

SCARBOROUGH GRAB 28-13 WIN AT PONTEFRACT

31 Mar

Scarborough travelled to Pontefract yesterday for the league game postponed last week due to snow.
Tries from Graeme Jeffrey (2), Nino Cutino and Tom Ratcliffe who added 8 points with the boot, saw the Seasiders to a bonus point win, having trailed 6-10 at the break.

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UNDER-13’s SET OFF ON THEIR EUROPEAN ADVENTURE

28 Mar

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SCARBOROUGH’S UNDER-13s BEFORE THEY SET OFF TODAY.

Scarborough’s under-13s set off today on their tour to Holland. They will play a side from Amsterdam on Saturday and on Easter Sunday will represent the club in a competition against sides from Across Europe. The club’s youth development officer Tom Harrison commented in his article for this week’s Scarborough News that touring is an essential part of rugby union and creates memories that will last a lifetime and went on to say that it also builds team moral; not only do players  get a   chance to experience travelling in another country but they also get the opportunity to play against sides sides from across Europe and experience their different styles of rugby,

 

CUP/SHIELD/SILVER TROPHY CANCELLED FOR THIS SEASON – SCARBOROUGH TRAVEL TO PONTEFRACT ON SATURDAY

28 Mar

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SCARBOROUGH AT PONTEFRACT IN THE SHIELD 22 DECEMBER 2012

This season’s inclement weather has caused the Yorkshire Rugby Football Union to cancel all remaining games this season in their county knockout competitions, The Yorkshire Challenge Cup, Shield and Silver Trophy. This means that Scarborough who had reached the quarterfinal of the Shield and a home game with Dinnington followed by a home draw in the semi-final will miss out on a great chance of reaching the final for the first time since the turn of the century. The size of the leagues now means it takes only a few postponements to cause a real backlog of fixtures. Last weekend’s big freeze left only two games untouched in Yorkshire One; Ilkley made the long journey east to Bridlington and were rewarded with a 17-13 win whilst York beat Old Brodlieans 35-14 at Clifton Park. Scarborough now travel to Pontefract on Saturday to play the league game postponed due to heavy snow last Saturday. Skipper Phil Watson misses the trip but Corey Dennis returns on the wing and Tommy Goodmen, Tom Fish and Nick Burgess are also in the squad. The Vikings who have won their last eight games in a row have picked a squad which includes Andrew Baird, Matt Lucas, Jack Rollinson and Rory Day but are awaiting confirmation of a prospective fixture at Silver Royd. On Sunday the Danesmen taken on Nottinghamshire touring side Ollerton at Silver Royd, kicking off at 1.30pm.

LEAGUE LEADERS ‘YM’ BEAT SCARBOROUGH AT SILVER ROYD

19 Mar

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NORTHERN DIVISION – YORKSHIRE ONE

 

Report by Dave Campbell

 

Scarborough: 13   Huddersfield YMCA 38

 

Scarborough made a solid start against league-leaders Huddersfield YMCA at a blustery Silver Royd but having gifted their high-flying opponents two soft tries in the first quarter, slid to their biggest defeat of the season. 

The Seasiders had the best of the early exchanges playing into a southerly breeze and drove deep into YM territory; pressure on the visitors’ retreating defensive line saw centre Lloyd Bentley creep offside and Tom Ratcliffe kicked Scarborough into a 3-0 lead in the 2nd minute with the resulting penalty. 

An exchange of booming kicks out of hand between Scarborough fullback Tom Harrison and YM flyhalf Ed Barber ended with the latter putting an inch perfect effort a metre short of the corner flag on the home line.  And whilst a somnambulant Scarborough defence dithered, a quick throw-in found hooker Sam Hodge who flopped over to open the visitors’ account in the 11th minute. Barber’s conversion attempt had the direction but not the legs and Huddersfield led 5-3. 

Skipper Phil Watson’s men then had their best period of the game and with a modicum of luck could have had a couple of tries. Both chances were off the back of good work by Tom Ratcliffe; the first following a catch-and-drive when a well-judged kick by the big centre took his side to the YM five metres line and Billy Parker was stopped on the line and the second when he powered through a gap 30 metres out and released winger Matty Young who was tackled into touch with the line millimetres away. However Scarborough pressure eventually told when the visitors infringed just outside their 22 and Ratcliffe got his just reward and edged his side 6-5 ahead with the penalty in the 20th minute. 

Scarborough effectively lost the game in the ten minutes that followed when fly-half Phil Stewart was stripped of the ball on his own 22 by visiting centre Adam Ryder who had a clear run to the line in the 23rd minute. Winger Gavin Stead converted for 12-6. Having re-shuffled their front row four minutes later, Scarborough lost the next scrum against the head and fly-half Barber crossed for the visitors. Stead added the extras for 19-6. And just before the half-hour, an attacking lineout following a penalty saw the visitors drive to the line and No8 Stuart Dyke got the touch. Stead missed the conversion and Scarborough survived some late first half pressure to trail 6-24 at the break. Stewart was sin-binned during this period and Tom Harrison moved to flyhalf. 

Huddersfield started the second half as they had finished the first, driving deep into home territory; a solid scrum wide on the right saw the visitors secure clean ball and swift hands saw Stead cut infield, brush aside some flimsy defence and score underneath the posts in the 45th minute before adding the extras for 31-13. 

To Scarborough’s credit their heads never went down and the ensuing 30 minutes was pretty evenly fought with YM having a real game on their hands. And whilst Scarborough’s efforts never really looked like getting them back into contention their efforts at the breakdown and in the contact area meant that a well-drilled Huddersfield side were never going to run away with the game. In the backs Graeme Jeffrey and Tom Ratcliffe were always a threat whilst up front flanker Nino Cutino, Tommy Goodman, Luke Raines and skipper Phil Watson took the plaudits. And the Seasiders got their reward with five minutes of the game to go; when following pressure on the visitor’s line Mikey Readman drove over for a well worked try. Ratcliffe converted to reduce the arrears at 31-13. 

The game ended bizarrely when Tom Harrison attempted to repeat a cross-field kick from behind his own line which had found Graeme Jeffrey five minutes earlier when the Scarborough fullback was applauded for his innovation. However the goalposts intervened on this occasion and the ball ricocheted into the waiting arms of YM substitute Josh Rafter who strolled over to score. Stead added the extras for 38-13 and a well-deserved win. 

SCARBOROUGH: Harrison Jeffrey Ratcliffe Parker Young Stewart Rollinson Goodman Williams Raines Watson Ingham Sutton Cutino Hoggard Substitutes: Drayton Steadman Lucas

SCHOOLS FINAL AT SILVER ROYD ON THURSDAY 7TH MARCH

5 Mar

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The Scarborough School’s rugby finals will be held at Scarborough RUFC on Thursday the 7th of March with Graham, Raincliffe, Filey and Scalby competing for a place in the East Yorkshire Final. The action at Silver Royd starts at 4pm.

SCARBOROUGH SLIP TO 16-5 DEFEAT AT OLD BRODS

2 Mar
Scarborough slid to their fifth straight defeat on the road at Old Brods in a tight game that produced only a try apiece for the protagonists. A touchdown by Corey Dennis with only ten minutes on the clock saw the visitors grab an early 5-0 lead.   A try for the west Yorkshiremen late in the half saw them lead 7-5  at the break.  A try-less second forty minutes saw Brods inch to a 16-5 victory with three penalty goals on a  Disappointing afternoon for the visitors who failed to trouble the scoreboard operator after the break.
                                                      Corey Dennis
2012-10-14 COREY SCORES AGAINST KNOTT

ENGLAND-IRISH EXILES GAME POSTPONED!

1 Mar

The game at Silver Royd on the 10th of March has been postponed as the Irish side can’t make arrangements for change of venue from Darlington to Scarborough at short notice. The game will probably be re-arranged for the end of April (possibly the 28th).

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