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Scarborough move to fifth in Yorkshire One with 34-5 defeat of Pontefract

30 Nov
COREY DENNIS BREAKS A TACKLE AGAINST PONTEFRACT photograph ANDY STANDING

COREY DENNIS BREAKS A TACKLE AGAINST PONTEFRACT
                               photograph ANDY STANDING

NORTHERN DIVISION – YORKSHIRE DIVISION ONE

Scarborough  34 Pontefract  5 

By Dave Campbell   

Resurgent Scarborough bossed a hard-fought affair at Silver Royd running in five tries for a bonus point and moved up to fifth in Yorkshire One. 

Honours were pretty even in the early exchanges with perhaps the visitors just edging it; however they flattered to deceive and their early efforts were thwarted by some terrific tackling from fullback Corey Dennis and flanker Eamon Chapman. And Chapman was in involved in the opening score of the game when he fielded a huge up-and-under by visiting fullback Craig Fawcett and moved the ball infield for centre Tom Ratcliffe to Scythe through the Pontefract defence to cross and go between the posts. Flyhalf Tom Harrison, who had earlier missed a long distance penalty, added the extras for a 7-0 Scarborough lead in the 15th minute. 

Scarborough continued to press with Chapman, hooker Ian Williams and flanker Taylor Smith working hard at the breakdown and putting in some big hits in the midfield. A dangerous tackle by Chapman in the 22nd minute incurred the wrath of the visiting side and a retaliatory flurry of punches followed. When order was restored, the resulting penalty and lineout took the visitors into the home 22 where Scarborough infringed. Pontefract elected for a scrum but were penalized five metres out and Harrison cleared to halfway with the kick.

JORDI WAKEHAM WENT OFF INJURED AFTER BEING PUNCHED ON THE GROUND photograph ANDY STANDING

JORDI WAKEHAM WENT OFF INJURED AFTER BEING PUNCHED ON THE GROUND
                                          photograph ANDY STANDING 

And Harrison, who was having an industrious afternoon, was involved in the next score when it came in the 26th minute; his towering penalty from the Pontefract ten metre line came off the upright but was knocked on by a defender. Clean ball from the resulting scrum found Ratcliffe infield and Chapman on his shoulder thundered over from the big centre’s inside pass. Harrison converted for 14-0. 

The half continued with the Seasiders continuing to press with confidence and control and Harrison pinning the west Yorkshiremen back with some superb line kicking. The Scarborough finishing left much to be desired and had they managed to assuage their ‘white line fever’ they could have been out of sight by halftime. There was no lack of excitement however, and the half finished with a Harrison chip and chase which saw a Pontefract defender win the race and skipper Ratcliffe’s men go to the break 14-0 to the good. 

Pontefract attacked from the re-start and camped in Scarborough territory for around seven minutes but powerful work by prop Jesse Macdonald, Williams, second row Nick Ingham and the loose forwards kept the danger at a distance and Harrison cleared downfield to lift the siege. Scarborough Scrum-half Jordi Wakeham had to the leave the field following a cowardly punch inflicted upon the youngster when he was on the ground. This incident was completely missed by referee Mr Doig and Phil Stewart came on for the 17 year old. 

With redoubtable veteran prop Tom Fish on for the injured Paul Taylor, Scarborough continued to press through the forwards; bullocking runs by Chapman and Macdonald rattled the visiting defence and when Chapman was halted illegally, Harrison stretched the home lead to 17-0 with the penalty in the 59th minute. And a howitzer-like line kick from the Scarborough number ten took play deep into the Pontefract twenty-two minutes later and there they stayed with a series of scrums on the visitors’ line. The Ponte eight withstood everything that was thrown at them but when a stray pass was pounced on by Ratcliffe, the Scarborough skipper powered over for his second try of the game in the 68th minute. Harrison failed to convert but the Seasiders led 22-0. 

Scarborough finished the game in style when centre Graeme Jeffrey whose penetrative running had delighted the big turnout all afternoon, latched onto a misdirected Ponte pass and galloped in from 35 metres to score in the 71st minute for 27-0. Harrison missed the wide conversion. And Coach Lee Douglas’ men finished their scoring in dominant style, driving the visiting eight back at a series of scrums before substitute Mikey Readman dived in to score with two minutes to go. Harrison converted for 34-0. 

Unfortunately, the game ended in controversy when referee Doig spotted Chapman, one man off a ruck, allegedly kneeing a visiting player in the head and dismissed him from the field. Pontefract fullback Craig Fawcett took advantage of shock in the home ranks by waltzing over between the posts to score for 34-5. The visitors managed to butcher their conversion attempt and Mr Doig blew for time. 

SCARBOROUGH: Dennis Lucas Ratcliffe(capt) Jeffrey Marshall Harrison Wakeham Macdonald Williams Taylor Ingham Oxtoby Smith Chapman Else SUBSTITUTES: Fish Readman Stewart (all used)

PONTEFRACT: Fawcett Dedicoat Sant Bacon Simpson Boyd Hargreaves Griffin smith Maw Fradgley Wade Perkins Burrow Fradgley SUBSTITUTES: McMillan Scott Jepson

FLY-HALF TOM HARRISON ON THECHARGE photograph ANDY STANDING

FLY-HALF TOM HARRISON ON THE CHARGE WITH NICK INGHAM IN SUPPORT
                                            photograph ANDY STANDING

 

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Valkryies debut draws a big crowd to Silver Royd

30 Nov
SKIPPER CATHY-ANN MYERS AT SILVER ROYD

SKIPPER CATHY-ANN MYERS AT SILVER ROYD                    PHOTOGRAPH ANDY STANDING

Scarborough  Valkryies 0  Barnsley Ladies 29 

By Dave Campbell   

 

Scarborough Rugby Club’s women’s team, the Valkryies, played their first full 15-a-side; eighty minute match last Saturday against a well established Barnsley side and attracted a crowd of 200 plus spectators to Silver Royd. 

The south-Yorkshire side had the better of the early exchanges and a converted try after 11 minutes did not bode well for the local girls. However heads refused to go down and they camped in Barnsley territory making ground with ball in hand. Although an athletic side, the Valkryies were confronted by a physically bigger fifteen and were rattled by the ferocity of their tackling. 

Valkryies’ skipper, scrum-half Cathy-Ann Myers led from the front and much of the local girls’ play emanated from the tricky Irish number nine. A penalty in the 20th minute was popped into touch by Myers on the Barnsley five metre line but Scarborough struggled at this phase of forward set-piece and the lineout was lost. However on turning over the ball the home side continued to press with lock Jess Bray and fullback Susan Barker impressing.

2014-11-30 big turnout at Silver Royd for Valkryies

Photograph ANDY STANDING

Barnsley eventually lifted the siege and ran the ball from deep from defence up-field where they probed the Valkryies’ defence. And when referee Daryl Conlan penalised an infringement on the home 22 in the 24th minute, the visitors stretched their lead to 10-0 with the resulting penalty. Good Scarborough defence kept their line intact for the remainder of the half and Barnsley went to the break without adding to their lead. 

With the floodlights piercing the gloom, the Scarborough side continued to apply themselves but found the solid defence and assured tackling of their south Yorkshire opponents hard to break down. And it was Barnsley who stretched their lead to 17-0 with a converted try early in the half. 

With their lack of experience and without a kicking game the local girls found it difficult to make territory, however some impressive running from flanker Jenna Redmond and hooker Santa Mason in the forwards and scrum-half Myers, centre Nicole Sedgwick and Susan Barker impressed their vocal support. 

It looked as if a Scarborough try was on when Cathy-Ann Myers broke from mid-field in the 55 minute only to caught and brought down short; it appeared as if the biggest cheer of the afternoon was imminent when a Valkryies player went over in the corner but Mr Conlan judged her to have brushed a corner flag and the try was disallowed. 

Power, physicality and experience began to tell and two further half tries, one converted saw the visitors lead 29-0 in the 67th minute. With Barnsley’s big forwards tiring it looked as if the local girls would break their duck at the death but the visitors’ defence held firm and they went on to record a well-deserved win. 

An impressive start for the fledgling local women’s team in their first full match. I don’t think they had encountered the sort of tackling they had to handle in this game and considering their inexperience, all 22 players can feel proud of themselves. They now have plenty to work on before their next game against Workington on Sunday the of 7th December at 2.30pm;  I for one, won’t miss it.

SCARBOROUGH VALKRYIES: Barker Rounding Glanill Sedgwick Hoath Machon Myers (capt) Wilkinson Carr Redmond Wilding Bray Welburn Mason Wray SUBSTITUTES: Harding Evans Halstead Ridley Osbourne Cutler Readman

VALKRYIES FLANKER JENNA REDMOND IN ACTION photograph ANDY STANDING

VALKRYIES FLANKER JENNA REDMOND IN ACTION
                        photograph ANDY STANDING

 

 

FROM THE TOUCHLINE with Dave Campbell – Previews of Valkryies-Barnsley and Pontefract game

28 Nov
THE VALKRYIES

                               THE VALKRYIES

It’s going to be a big day of entertainment at Silver Royd tomorrow with Women’s, Men’s and International (on the big screens) rugby on the menu. Getting proceedings underway will be a woman’s rugby match at noon between the Scarborough Valkyries and Barnsley Ladies. This will be the Valkyries first full fifteen-a-side game on home soil and I urge you to get along to Silver Royd for this one; they made a great start winning their first ever tournament at Darlington early last month without conceding a try and will look to push on now. In association with Macmillan and breast cancer charities, the teams will take part in the ‘BIN YOUR BRA’ campaign which encourages women to get rid of badly fitting bras; the charities have teamed up with BCR Global Textiles who help small businesses in Africa. Through their textile project, the company prevents valuable textiles going to landfill, giving them a new lease of life in developing countries across Africa where bras remain too expensive to produce. BCR Global Textiles then donate a percentage of money back into Against Breast Cancer’s research centre in London. The centre focuses on many areas of the disease including further research into early detection and diagnosis.

MAN OF THE MATCH EAMON CHAPMAN IN ACTION AGAINST OLD BRODS (picture Andy Standing)

MAN OF THE MATCH EAMON CHAPMAN IN ACTION AGAINST OLD BRODS                                                       (picture Andy Standing)

The woman’s game will be followed by the main event of the afternoon, the visit of Pontefract for the Yorkshire One fixture. The west Yorkshiremen have had a poor start to the season winning only three of their eleven fixtures so far, all at home. They have yet to win an away game but have garnered six losing bonus points and two for scoring four or more tries. Only Malton have equalled their total of eight. So like Scarborough who have five losing bonus points, Pontefract have been involved in quite a few close games that could have gone either way. Last week they travelled to in-form Heath RFC and at one stage led 10-8 in the second half of a close fought game; however they conceded a late penalty and went down 10-11. Last week skipper Tom Ratcliffe’s men travelled to Old Brodleians and led 17-3 at the break playing down the famous Hipperholme slope thanks to tries from Corey Dennis and Jesse Macdonald and seven points from the boot of Tom Harrison. ‘Brods’ quickly reduced the arrears to four points at 17-13 shortly after the break with a converted try and a penalty; however solid defence, a further penalty from Tom Harrison and a late try from man-of-the-match Eamon Chapman ensured a 25-13 Scarborough win. 

For tomorrow’s game Graeme Jeffrey plays in the centre for Paul White with Matthew Lucas coming in on the wing whilst Jesse Macdonald starts at prop for the unavailable Mark Hopper.  Redoubtable veteran prop Tom Fish is front row replacement and is joined by Mikey Readman and Phil Stewart on the bench. Injured fly-half Tomasz Chadwick who injured ankle ligaments at Middlesbrough and back-row Hayden Ogilvie who was concussed recently are still unfit for selection whist flying Kiwi wingman Harry Domett is still serving a seven week suspension resulting from his sending off four weeks ago. The Vikings travel to Goole on Saturday whilst the veterans’ XV, The Gulls, take on Roundhegians Veterans at Silver Royd this evening; kick-off 8pm. 

A BUSY DAY AT SILVER ROYD

                              A BUSY DAY AT SILVER ROYD

Last season Pontefract did the double over Coach Lee Douglas’ charges winning at home at the back end of last year then they took advantage of a woeful home display and the snowy conditions to record a well deserved 14-3 win at Silver Royd in March. Following consecutive wins, a sizeable Silver Royd turnout will be expecting revenge for that double reverse tomorrow.  Finally, the club is mourning the death this week of former player, official, vice-president and club president Colin Hurd. As a mark of respect there will be a minute’s silence before tomorrow’s league game with Pontefract at Silver Royd.

 

OLD BRODLEIANS 13 SCARBOROUGH 25

28 Nov
MAN OF THE MATCH EAMON CHAPMAN IN ACTION AGAINST OLD BRODS (picture Andy Standing)

MAN OF THE MATCH EAMON CHAPMAN IN ACTION AGAINST OLD BRODS         (picture Andy Standing)

OLD BRODLEIANS  13  SCARBOROUGH 25

By Andy Standing

Scarborough travelled west to play Old Brodleians last Saturday and for the second season in a row came away from Hipperholme with a hard-fought but deserved win to move to sixth in Yorkshire Two.

Old Brods surprisingly had the upper hand in the early exchanges as the Seasiders played down the considerable slope in the first half. However they finally got onto the front foot in the 7th minute with a great run from fullback Corey Dennis who off-loaded to the supporting centre Paul White who in turn moved the ball inside to Eamon Chapman but the big flanker was stopped short; Scarborough infringed and Brods cleared their lines with the penalty.

Brods’ respite was short lived as skipper Tom Ratcliffe broke down the left flank but winger Graeme Jeffrey was unable to collect the pass inside and knocked on. After 15 minutes another scintillating run by Dennis resulted in a Scarborough penalty right in front of the posts which flyhalf Tom Harrison duly kicked to edge the visitors 3-0 ahead.

The Seasiders failed to push on and  Brods pinned them back in their own half with forwards Chapman, Taylor Smith and Nick Ingham putting in some crunching tackles. For all of Old Brodleians’ possession they lacked a cutting edge.

Scarborough were struggling to clear their lines  and  Ratcliffe’s long clearance was collected inside his home half by the Old Brods full back whose long pass inside was wayward and Ingham pounced forcing the turnover for Dennis to collect the loose ball and romp over. Harrison added the extras for 10-0.  The visitors looked dangerous with ball in hand but when they infringed, Brods flyhalf Danny Wood reduced the arrears to seven points with the penalty.

As the half drew to a close Harrison used the slope to good advantage finding touch in the home 22 with a superb kick. They won the resulting lineout and worked the ball to prop Jesse MacDonald who crashed over from close range. Harrison converted for a 17-3 half-time lead.

I’m sure Coach Lee Douglas’ team talk would have been to keep it tight in the first 10 minutes of the second half and he must have been left shaking his head in disbelief as Brods’ Tom Moody evaded a number of half hearted challenges to gallop over inside the first minute of the second half. Wood converted and reduced the arrears further at 13-17 with a penalty minutes later. Brods were now in full flow and with Scarborough wilting, missed an opportunity to reduce the arrears to a single point when they missed a long-range penalty

Scarborough continued to struggle in the scrum and were giving possession away all too easily. When Skipper Ratcliffe intercepted a wayward pass on the visitors 22 it looked as if one of his signature interception tries was on but the big centre was stopped by a great cover tackle.  However the home side infringed at the subsequent ruck and Harrison stretched the visitors lead to 20-13 with the penalty.

The highlight of the game came mid-way through the half and it was the forwards who thrilled the travelling Scarborough supporters; starting from deep in their own half they went through fifteen phases and drove the home side back to deep inside their own half. Time and again Ingham, Smith, Mark Hopper and the other forwards recycled the ball and drove the hosts back. The drive was only halted after handbags between Smith and a Brods player resulted in both being sin-binned. The Seasiders were unfairly penalised at the scrum but the kick only provided temporary respite and they went straight back on the offensive against a rapidly tiring home side.

Going into the dying minutes of the game Harrison made a great break for the line but was hauled down short. The Scarborough scrum finally got going and had the Old Brods eight marching backwards at an alarming rate and it was no surprise when man-of-the-match Eamon Chapman got the touch for a superbly worked push-over try. Harrison was unsuccessful with the conversion but the visitors fully deserved their 25-13 win and all four league points.

MAN OF THE MATCH: EAMON CHAPMAN

FROM THE TOUCHLINE with DAVE CAMPBELL – Scarborough travel to Old Brods on Saturday

19 Nov

MATTY ELSE SCORES AT BRODS LAST SEASON

MATTY ELSE SCORES AT OLD BRODS LAST SEASON

Having recorded only their second home league win of the season last Saturday and a bonus point win at that, Scarborough look to make it two in a row with a third league success on the road this season at Old Brodleians.  The Hipperholme-based side are propping up Yorkshire One at the moment with only two wins from ten games; both were at home;  against York (22-8) in the second week of the season and North Ribblesdale (20-12) two weeks ago. Last Saturday Brods went down 21-14 at Pontefract; their seventh defeat in their last eight games.  Old Brodleians are a long-established club with strength in depth and it’s a real surprise that they are struggling this season. Typical of Yorkshire One most of their games have been close affairs and Coach Lee Douglas’ charges can expect a hard-fought game on the famous Hipperholme slope.

JORDI WAKEHAM IN ACTION AGAINST NORTH RIBBLESDALE

JORDI WAKEHAM (No 9)IN ACTION AGAINST NORTH RIBBLESDALE (Andy Standing)

For Saturday’s game the Seasiders have selected Tomasz Chadwick (on the bench) and Graeme Jeffrey on the wing but both will have a fitness test before the game; however Ian Williams returns to the front row having missed last week’s North Ribblesdale game with an injury sustained at Middlesbrough. Tom Harrison and Paul White retain their places at fly-half and inside centre respectively and last week’s man-of-the-match Cory Dennis continues at fullback.  Last Season’s clash between Brods and Scarborough at Hipperholme turned out to be a remarkable game with the cliché ‘a game of two halves’ never more appropriate. Playing down the famous slope with a gale and driving rain behind them the home side raced to a 22-0 halftime lead. Harnessing the topography and elements after the break Scarborough had reduced the arrears to four points at 18-22 going into what was the last play of the match; Kiwi centre Benji Cottle crossed in the corner to grab a last gasp 23-22 victory for the visitors in injury time. However a sizeable section of the home support went wild after Cottle reportedly dropped the ball in the act of Scoring. The referee on the day Mr John Wolstenholm would have none of it and although the conversion was missed the try stood. Old Brodleians got their revenge in the return fixture at Silver Royd running out 22-20 winners of another exciting game.

JOE MARSHALL TAKES ON   OLD RIBB SCRUM HALF DAVID  FOX

JOE MARSHALL TAKES ON OLD RIBB SCRUM HALF DAVID FOX (Andy Standing)

Elsewhere in Yorkshire One this week, Bridlington who slid to a home defeat by Heath RFC (14-0) last week travel to league Leaders Doncaster Phoenix, Heath entertain Pontefract, York travel to Hullensians and second placed Malton are at home to Yarnbury. Middlesbrough who went down 3-6 in a dreary affair at Selby last week entertain Wath and North Ribblesdale smarting from last week’s 27-12 reverse at Scarborough, host Selby. Nearer to home the Scarborough third string, the Danesmen entertain Grimbsy at Silver Royd whilst the Vikings travel with the first fifteen to take on Old Brods 2nds.

Rob Sutton played his last game for Scarborough last week as he flies to Melbourne shortly to work on a contract which initially will last six months. The big back-row man could however settle in Australia if things go well and I’m sure everyone at the club will wish him well.

Finally, looking forward to next week, there’s a treat in store at Silver Royd where Scarborough’s women’s team The Valkryies take on Barnsley Ladies Rugby as a curtain-raiser before the Scarborough-Pontefract Yorkshire One game at Silver Royd; kick-off 1200 noon.

Scarborough Rugby Club new shirt sponsor presents shirts at Silver Royd.

17 Nov
SIMON THEAKSTON PRESENTS NEW SHIRT TO SCARBOROUGH COACH LEE DOUGLAS

SIMON THEAKSTON PRESENTS NEW SHIRT TO SCARBOROUGH COACH LEE DOUGLAS

PICTURE L-R Dave Marsden, Jordan Wakeham, Coach Lee Douglas, Simon Theakston, skipper Tom Ratcliffe, Joe Marshall and SRUFC Commercial Director John Stevenson

Theakston Brewery Executive Director Simon Theakston was at Silver Royd on Saturday and prior to the Scarborough-North Ribblesdale Yorkshire One game presented coach Lee Douglas with the new shirts generously sponsored by the Masham-based brewers.

SCARBOROUGH BEAT NORTH RIBBLESDALE 27-12 Full report by Dave Campbell

17 Nov
JORDI WAKEHAM PRESSURISES RIBB'S DAVID FOX AT A SCRUM (Andy Standing)

JORDI WAKEHAM PRESSURISES RIBB’S DAVID FOX AT A SCRUM (Andy Standing)

NORTHERN DIVISION – YORKSHIRE DIVISION ONE

Scarborough  27 North Ribblesdale 12 

By Dave Campbell    

Ravaged by injury and unavailability a re-shuffled Scarborough side dug deep to overcome an early reverse and grab a bonus point win with four quality tries at Silver Royd.

Scarborough’s re-shuffled pack with back-row Taylor Smith playing at hooker and Matthew Oxtoby and Matty Else in the back row, struggled from the first scrum and were marched back on their own ball on at least three occasions. And when Oxtoby was yellow-carded in the 12th minute, the Scarborough seven man pack was driven back and North Ribblesdale scrum-half David Fox darted over on the narrow side for a five point lead in the 15th minute. Fly-half Steve Moon failed with his touchline conversion attempt.

Prop Jesse Macdonald went down injured and was replaced by Paul Taylor in the Seasiders’ front row. Winning a bigger portion of possession at the set pieces Scarborough began to pose a threat to the visitors and when a good Tom Harrison clearance found touch deep in the ‘Ribb’ half, the ball was moved off the top of the lineout and swept cross-field. Fullback Corey Dennis surged through a narrow gap and released winger Matt Lucas to power over in the corner and level the scores at 5-5 in the 20th minute. Harrison failed to convert.

Once parity was obtained up-front, half-backs Harrison and Jordi Wakeham began to get their back division moving and Joe Marshall, Paul White and Tom Ratcliffe looked increasingly dangerous; and every time the elusive Corey Dennis ran at the visitors defence the alarm bells started ringing. Despite their lively back play it was the forwards with open-side Eamon Chapman in devastating form, that produced the next Scarborough try, lock Nick Ingham driving over on the open side following an attacking lineout in the 39th minute. Harrison added the extras for a 12-5 half-time lead.

Scarborough’s half-time advantage was short lived as the Settle-based side came storming back after the break. A terrific break by open-side Nathan Dakin ripped the fragile Scarborough mid-field defence apart before he released Steve Moon, up in support, to stride in between the uprights in the 43rd minute. Moon converted his own effort to level the scores at 12-12.

With wing Jack Anderson on for Joe Marshall who played for Yorkshire Colts the following day, the crowd were treated to a period of exciting end-to-end rugby with both sides looking to move the ball at every opportunity. Scarborough came close with Harrison, Dennis and the speedy Anderson posting their attacking intentions. Surprisingly the next score came from the boot when a deliberate knock-on by the visitors on their own ten metre line saw Harrison land his long distance penalty to nudge the Seasiders’ 15-12 ahead on the hour.

Both sides continued to look for the knock-out punch and continued to move the ball when possible. And when ‘Ribb’ attacked through the middle, hooker Taylor Smith was sin-binned for tackling fly-half Steve Moon off the ball in the 64th minute. Macdonald came back on as a front row replacement with Oxtoby leaving the field for the duration of Smith’s absence.

Great work on the ground by Chapman saw Scarborough secure the ball following a visiting scrum and a massive clearance kick from Harrison took play to the North Ribblesdale  22. A knock-on by the visitors at the resulting lineout gave Scarborough an attacking scrum from which the ball was moved blind to Anderson whose blistering pace took him almost to the line and from the ensuing maul Macdonald was driven over from close range in the 69th minute for 20-12. Harrison just pulled his touchline conversion attempt wide.

Looking to clinch the game and earn a bonus point with a fourth try, the Seasiders threw everything into the last ten minutes of the game and great work by Harrison, Wakeham, Anderson and particularly Dennis had the tiring visiting defence stretched. It was no surprise when following a clever Harrison grubber kick, an injection of pace by the Scarborough fullback and a combination of slick work from his midfield released Harrison to sprint over and deliver the coup de grace in the 80th minute. Harrison converted his own effort for 27-12 with last kick of the game.

I don’t think anyone at Silver Royd will be getting carried away after a game that could have gone either way until the last ten minutes or so. However it was a good result for skipper Tom Ratcliffe’s men considering they had seven enforced changes from their last league outing and managed a bonus point win. Eamon Chapman had another outstanding game and was pick of a forward pack that were outplayed in the opening quarter but came back strongly. In the backs Harrison, Wakeham, Ratcliffe and Dennis excelled and Jack Anderson had an impressive debut.

SCARBOROUGH: Dennis Lucas Ratcliffe White Marshall Harrison Wakeham Macdonald Smith Hopper Ingham Readman Oxtoby Chapman Else SUBSTITUTES: Anderson Sutton Taylor

MAN OF THE MATCH: Corey Dennis

Scarborough were a far more potent attacking force this week with the return of Corey Dennis whose elusive running and flair posed a constant threat to the visitors. He had a hand in three of Scarborough’s four tries.

MAN-OF-THE-MATCH COREY DENNIS

             MAN-OF-THE-MATCH COREY DENNIS

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