From the touchline at campbellrugby.com REVIEW OF BRIDLINGTON-SCARBOROUGH

3 Oct
COREY DENNIS IN ACTION AGAINST YORK

COREY DENNIS IN ACTION AGAINST YORK

Scarborough travel to Bridlington tomorrow looking for a rare success at Queensgate and bounce back from two desperately disappointing defeats in their last couple of games; dying minute reverses at Yarnbury and last week at home to York has had coach Lee Douglas exhorting is players to get along to training in his SCARBOROUGH NEWS column. I made the same point in a blog I posted earlier this week, “Ultimately for players, getting to training and improving their fitness levels mentally and physically is the only way to stay focused when you’re running on empty at the death of a game. So it looks like plenty of personal fitness work to be done plus Tuesdays and Thursdays to sort the tactical stuff out.”

 

Having lost their first couple of games, Bridlington recorded their first league win of the season beating Old Brods  23-11 at Dukes Park a couple of weeks ago and last week an injury time try by Otis Floyd earned them a last-gasp 30-23 win at Pontefract. On their last visit to Dukes Park earlier in the year, Scarborough were undoubtedly bullied out of it at the breakdown and came decidedly second-best to a committed, physical Bridlington side. So Coach Douglas will look for a focused, physical effort from his side which sees Aussie Eamon Chapman join Matty Else and youngster Hayden Ogilvy in the back row with Nick Ingham and Matty Oxtoby in the engine room. The front row is unchanged with Bob Murphy as front row replacement. Two changes in the backs sees Billy Parker come in for Martin Robinson in the centre and Joe Marshall returning on the wing. Tom Harrison and Mikey Readman joint Murphy on the bench. For the want of perhaps 30 seconds concentration spread across two games, Scarborough could have been unbeaten going into tomorrow’s game and they are the leading points scorers in the league so obviously many things are going right; concentration for all of the game and grit at the breakdown could well bring them rewards tomorrow. Catch my TWITTER coverage at @SN_Sport from three.

HAYDEN OGILVY (LEFT) AND EAMON CHAPMAN

HAYDEN OGILVY (LEFT) AND EAMON CHAPMAN

The Vikings take on Bridlington Mariners at Silver Royd tomorrow. Paul White, Martin Robinson and Jesse Macdonald who were in action for the first XV last week drop down to the Scarborough second string for this game which kicks off at 3pm.

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