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2014 in review

30 Dec

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

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Committed Bridlington performance bundles disappointing Scarborough out of the Yorkshire Shield – FULL REPORT

22 Dec
GRAEME JEFFREY SCORES SCARBOROUGH'S FIRST TRY AGAINST BRIDLINGTON

GRAEME JEFFREY SCORES SCARBOROUGH’S FIRST TRY AGAINST BRIDLINGTON                                                                                       Andy Standing

YORKSHIRE CHALLENGE SHIELD – QUARTER-FINAL 

Scarborough  22 Bridlington 36 

By Dave Campbell   

Scarborough saved their most inept performance of the season for this festive foray into the Yorkshire Shield, conceding five tries to a Bridlington side without a win on the road since September.  

Playing with the benefit of a stiff northerly breeze Scarborough made the early running and it was no surprise when fly-half Tom Harrison kicked a long-range penalty from the visitors’ ten metre line in the 5th minute. The Seasiders had a fair bit of early pressure but couldn’t dent a solid Bridlington defence and when some great work by visiting No8 James Thomson and his back row colleagues took play deep into Scarborough territory, fly-half Tom Kemp kicked the equalizing penalty when Scarborough No8 Matthew Else infringed and was yellow carded in the 15th minute. 

With the wind behind them Scarborough’s tactic was to kick deep and turn the visitors’ back three; however fullback Gareth Roberts and wingmen Gary Stevens and Will Davies were up to the task and when Bridlington won ball on halfway wide on the left, swift hands augmented by some woeful Scarborough tackling sent Davies scampering in to nudge the visitors’ 8-3 ahead in the 19th minute. Kemp failed to convert into the wind. 

Scarborough pegged the score back to 8-6 almost immediately with a further long distance Harrison penalty in the 21st minute. Bridlington however looked the sharper of the two sides particularly at the breakdown where Scarborough’s ball retention really let them down and it was no surprise when following a short period of pressure on the home line, prop Ntsekayomzi Daka who was having an influential game, barged over from close range in the 31st minute to stretch the visitors’ lead to 13-6. 

The men from Silver Royd attempted to use the wind to their advantage but continued to kick down the throats of the Bridlington defence for whom centres Jamie Martin and Ryan Girking, prop Daka and No8 James Thomson gave the home defence plenty of work to do. Harrison reduced the arrears to four points at  9-13 with a 34th minute penalty but following slick work in the visitors’ midfield and another series of Scarborough non-tackles, fullback Roberts, up in support powered over for Bridlington’s third try of the half and an 18-9 lead in the 39th minute. Harrison kicked his fourth penalty of the half a minute later and the men from Dukes Park went to the break 18-12 ahead. 

Kicking off the second half with the wind behind them Bridlington made early inroads but Scarborough looked much livelier than in the first 40 minutes. However following a Harrison penalty miss the home side made a mess of promising possession on halfway and a Bridlington boot intervened to hack towards the Scarborough line. Fullback Corey Dennis and winger Joe Marshall looked hesitant as they ran back to cover and Will Davies nipped in between them to get the touch for 23-12 in the 52nd minute. And although Kemp missed the conversion, his penalty four minutes later stretched the Bridlington lead to 26-12. 

Scarborough got their driving game going and made a contest of it in the fourth quarter and from a scrum just inside the visitors 22, clean ball was moved left and centre Graeme Jeffrey powered over for his side’s first try of the afternoon to reduce the arrears to nine points at 26-17 in the 62nd minute. A third Kemp penalty stretched the lead to 29-17 in the 70th minute. Scarborough never threw the towel in and reduced the arrears with five minutes to go when a blistering run from fullback Dennis released winger Joe Marshall to score wide on the right. 

BRIDLINGTON RYAN GIRKING GETS INTO THE ACTION AGAINST SCARBOROUGH Andy Standing

BRIDLINGTON SKIPPER RYAN GIRKING (12) GETS INTO THE ACTION AGAINST SCARBOROUGH                                                                                         Andy Standing

Bridlington added the icing to their Christmas cake in injury time when Scarborough made a hash of a 22 re-start and the visitors regained possession to send Kirking in to the left of the uprights. Kemp completed Scarborough’s nightmare before Christmas with the conversion for a well-deserved 36-22 Bridlington win. 

Scarborough were outplayed by a Bridlington side with more desire and commitment in a game played in difficult windy conditions. Skipper Tom Ratcliffe’s men were always second best at the breakdown and their ball retention and tackling was poor. Up front lock Nick Ingham and flanker Eamon Chapman work tirelessly and Harrison and Dennis took the plaudits in the backs but in reality Coach Lee Douglas’ charges never really turned up for this one which was  disappointing for the Scarborough Faithful who did. 

SCARBOROUGH: DENNIS MARSHALL RATCLIFFE JEFFREY LUCAS HARRISON WAKEHAM HOPPER WILLIAMS TAYLOR INGHAM READMAN OGILVIE CHAPMAN ELSE SUBSTITUTES: FISH STEWART MACDONALD ROBINSON 

BRIDLINGTON: ROBERTS STEVENS MARTIN GIRKING DAVIES KEMP O. FLOYD WAINES FREEMAN DAKA SANDERSON EDMOND HEALEY SUTTON THOMPSON SUBSTITUTES: M.FLOYD STEPHENSON MURRAY MURU 

REFEREE: MR STEVE PENFOLD

KEY FACTS: 

SCARBOROUGH: TRIES: JEFFREY MARSHALL GOALS: HARRISON 3 PENALTIES 

BRIDLINGTON: TRIES: DAVIES(2) DAKA ROBERTS GIRKING GOALS: KEMP 3 PENALTIES 1 CONVERSION

Scarborough bundled out of the Yorkshire Shield by rampant Bridlington

21 Dec
GRAEME JEFFREY SCORES AGAINST BRIDLINGTON YESTERDAY

GRAEME JEFFREY SCORES AGAINST BRIDLINGTON YESTERDAY                                                    picture Andy Standing

Scarborough’s five game undefeated run came to a shuddering halt as they were dumped out of the Yorkshire Shield 36-22 by visitors Bridlington at Silver Royd. The Seasiders were blown away by three first half Brid tries and trailed 12-18 at the break. Second half tries by Graeme Jeffrey and Joe Marshall gave the home side hope but the men from Dukes Park went on to a comfortable 36-22 win which sees them progress to the competition semi-final.  

FROM THE TOUCHLINE with Dave Campbell – preview of Brid game / Spartans’ quiz and draw /Boxing Day game

19 Dec
BRIDLINGTON V NORTH RIBBLESDALE

BRIDLINGTON V NORTH RIBBLESDALE photograph Andrew Kempson

Silver Royd is buzzing this week ahead of tomorrow’s Yorkshire Challenge Shield quarter-final against Bridlington. The men from Dukes Park reached this stage in the competition via a first round 41-3 victory over Yorkshire Two side Roundhegians and a home walkover given by Keighley in the second round. Skipper Tom Ratcliffe’s men had a bye in the first round and were 22-12 winners at Barnsley in the second. Earlier this season they came away from Dukes Park with a Yorkshire One league win; Bridlington scrum half Ollie Stephenson scored a couple of first half tries in the game but tries either side of the break from Ratcliffe settled matters at 24-16; however it was a close-fought encounter throughout.

BRIDLINGTON V NORTH RIBBLESDALE

BRIDLINGTON V NORTH RIBBLESDALE photograph Andrew Kempson

Having surrendered a 24-7 half-time lead to lose 26-24 at Middlesbrough, the Seasiders lost the services of Harry Domett and Tomasz Chadwick, sent off and injured respectively in the same game.   Since then bonus point wins over North Ribblesdale and Pontefract at Silver Royd and wins at Old Brods and Heath on the road plus last week’s 10-10 draw at Wath sees Coach Lee Douglas’ charges on a run of good form which they’ll look to continue against their east coast rivals tomorrow. Bridlington have won two of their last five games both at home; against Hullensians 13-10 at the end of November and last week’s 28-11success against bottom side North Ribblesdale. Success has for the most part eluded them away from the coast this season where they have won only once; 30-23 at Pontefract on the 27th of September. Most of the foregoing could well go out of the window when both teams contest what is always a keenly fought and feisty local derby.

TOM RATCLIFFE IN ACTION AT BRIDLINGTON

TOM RATCLIFFE IN ACTION AT BRIDLINGTON

Lee Douglas has selected fourteen players from his starting line-up last week; Taylor Smith who was sent off at Wath is replaced by youngster Hayden Ogilvie in the back row whilst prop Jesse Macdonald is joined on the bench by former Bridlington player Martin Robinson with two further substitutes yet to be named.

GRAEME JEFFREY 'RELAXES' AT WATH!

GRAEME JEFFREY ‘RELAXES’ AT WATH!

Good news for Douglas and the Scarborough faithful came last week when Eamon Chapman who was controversially sent off in injury time in the last home game against Pontefract, had his red card rescinded following a disciplinary hearing. The Aussie back row, who has been outstanding since arriving at Silver Row was named my man of the match after last week’s 10-10 draw at Wath and plays on Saturday. Not so encouraging is the fact that Tomasz Chadwick could be missing possibly for another six weeks as his ankle ligament injury is more serious than first thought and has not responded to treatment. The former York University man has impressed from his first day at Silver Royd both as Youth Development Officer (YDO) and player. The former incumbent in his YDO job Tom Harrison is having a great run at fly-half on the paddock, giving his teammate breathing space  to recover from his injury.

EAMON CHAPMAN TACKLES BRID PROP DAKA IN SCARBOROUGH'S 24-16 WIN AT DUKES PARK

EAMON CHAPMAN TACKLES BRID PROP DAKA IN SCARBOROUGH’S 24-16 WIN AT DUKES PARK

In other senior rugby, the Vikings travel to Humberside to take on Hull Ionians 2nds and include brothers Jordan and Rory Day in the side. The Danesmen are also on the road at Driffield where their line-up includes up-and-coming youngster Luke Govier, Sam Warren and prop Tommy Goodman who is home from university.

HAYDEN OGILVIE COMES IN FOR TAYLOR SMITH

HAYDEN OGILVIE COMES IN FOR TAYLOR SMITH

Tonight will be a busy one in the J.M. Guthrie clubhouse, with the clubroom abuzz with the SPARTANS’ CLUB Christmas draw and quiz. A buffet fit for a Spartan army will be provided and it should be a memorable night. Boxing Day will see another Scarborough Rugby Club traditional event when the under-35s take on the over-35’s; come along and meet your old friends for a Christmas drink; should be a good day!

Finally, gird your loins for the first game of 2015 at Silver Royd on the 3rd of January 2015 when we take on Yarnbury at Silver Royd looking to avenge a narrow 25-24 defeat at Horsforth early in the season.  With Harry Domett back in harness, I’m sure skipper Tom Ratcliffe and his men will be up for a game which could set the tone for the second half of the season.

10-10 draw at Wath – full report and pictures

18 Dec
SCARBOROUGH WIN RUCK BALL AT WATH

SCARBOROUGH WIN RUCK BALL AT WATH

Wath  10  Scarborough  10

 

By Dave Campbell   

Scarborough travelled to Wath looking for a fifth consecutive win against a side with only a couple of wins on home soil in the last two months. They conceded a couple of first quarter tries and had a man sent off early in the second half but battled back to snatch a draw late in the game.

SCARBOROUGH PACK DOWN AT WATH

SCARBOROUGH PACK DOWN AT WATH

Playing on a heavy surface Scarborough had the upper hand in the early forward exchanges but the south Yorkshiremen were buzzing with halfbacks Joe Bartlett and Anthony Barratt in lively form. However it was from a catch-and-drive that the home side took the lead in the 11th minute; second row Richard Hill taking the catch at a five metre lineout and No8 Matthew Burrows driving over for a 5-0. Centre Ed Melmoth failed to add the extras.

SCARBOROUGH LAY SIEGE TO THE WATH LINE

SCARBOROUGH LAY SIEGE TO THE WATH LINE

Scarborough looked to come straight back but trying to run from deep in the conditions was an exhausting tactic as they tended to get mired in the mid-field mud and were being outplayed at the breakdown where their ball-retention left much to be desired.  Wath doubled their advantage in the 20th minute when they took a strike against the head at a scrum on the Scarborough 22, the ball was swiftly moved left and wing Ben Cairns scampered off to score in the corner. Melmoth missed the kick.

SCARBOROUGH WIN A LINEOUT IN THE GATHERING GLOOM AT WATH

SCARBOROUGH WIN A LINEOUT IN THE GATHERING GLOOM AT WATH

Scarborough pressed throughout the second quarter with back-rowers Eamon Chapman, Matty Else and Taylor Smith putting in the hard yards. However four turnovers and two missed kicks at goal failed to advance the Seasiders’ cause. To be fair on kicker Tom Harrison it just wasn’t a day for place kicking.

MATTY ELSE AT POST MATCH TEAM TALK

MATTY ELSE AT POST MATCH TEAM TALK

The second half started poorly for the visitors when Taylor Smith was rightly dismissed for punching a player on the ground in the 42nd minute. It looked as if the big Kiwi was aggrieved at being held down by the player he punched but his response was entirely disproportionate. However the pendulum of fortune swung the other way five minutes later when Wath substitute Ben Myers was sin-binned.

That sending-off was the turning point of the game and the Scarborough pack then took control and produced the sort of cohesion they have shown in the last month. The Wath eight wilted and the visiting tight five began to dominate with second row Nick Ingham leading the way. In front of him the front row of Paul Taylor, Ian Williams and Mark Hopper rediscovered their ‘Mojo’ and it was no surprise when following a period of pressure on the home line Taylor drove over from short range in the 47th minute. Skipper Tom Ratcliffe failed to convert.

Trailing by five points 14-man Scarborough continued to press mainly through the forwards with the attacking efforts of their back division for  most of the time being thwarted by the conditions, although centre Graeme Jeffrey, Harrison and fullback Corey Dennis did have their moments.

COREY DENNIS

COREY DENNIS

Going into to the closing stages of the game, the Seasiders set up a series of driving mauls up their right flank and it was all hands to the pumps for the Wath defence. However Scarborough got the reward for their pressure when Harrison darted over on the narrow side from a ruck in the 72nd minute to tie the scores at 10-10. Ratcliffe hit the upright with his conversion attempt which could have clinched the game. Scarborough edged the final minutes but just could get the score which would have won them the game. Wath’s discipline went completely with three players sin-binned in the final quarter of the game.

NICK INGHAM AND MATTY ELSE DRIVE FORWARD AT WATH

NICK INGHAM AND MATTY ELSE DRIVE FORWARD AT WATH

By their standards lately this was an under par performance from Scarborough and the fact that they conceded from two set pieces and failed to adapt to the conditions will have disappointed Coach Lee Douglas. However following an error-strewn first half their second half performance was a huge improvement and with a modicum of luck in the kicking department they would have won the game. Taylor Smith’s sending off may have sparked a revival but he must know how seriously he let his teammates down not just in the game but in the games he will miss.

TRAVELLING SUPPORTERS IN FESTIVE MOOD AT WATH

TRAVELLING SUPPORTERS IN FESTIVE MOOD AT WATH

SCARBOROUGH: Dennis Lucas Ratcliffe(capt) Jeffrey Marshall Harrison Wakeham Hopper Williams Taylor Ingham Readman Smith Chapman Else SUBSTITUTES: Robinson Macdonald Ogilvie

WATH: Taylor Beardshall Mason Melmoth Cairnes Barratt Barlett McCarthy Lazenby Butterworth Hill Webb Earp Pickets Burrows SUBSTITUTES: Myers Wignell Lintin

 

MAN OF THE MATCH: Eamon Chapman

Although Matty Else and Nick Ingham had influential games, Eamon returned to action as if he had never been away and turned in another signature non-stop, committed performance at the very heart of the action.

MAN OF THE MATCH EAMON CHAPMAN

MAN OF THE MATCH EAMON CHAPMAN

 

CAMPBELL’S CORNER:

Scarborough’s will want to forget an awful first half, but a battling second half performance in strength-sapping conditions saw them stretch their unbeaten run to five games. I think skipper Tom Ratcliffe would happily have taken that six weeks ago.

 

THE KEY FACTS:

SCARBOROUGH: TRIES: Taylor Harrison

WATH: TRIES: Burrows Cairnes

14 man Scarborough fight back for a battling draw at Wath

13 Dec
SCARBOROUGH PACK DOWN AT WATH EARLIER TODAY

SCARBOROUGH PACK DOWN AT WATH EARLIER TODAY

Scarborough conceded a couple of early tries at Wath and trailed 0-10 at the Break. They lost the services of flanker Taylor Smith rightly dismissed for punching an opponent early in the second half. However, down to 14 men they bagged a couple of late tries to share the spoils at 10-10.

FROM THE TOUCHLINE WITH Dave Campbell – Chapman red card rescinded / review Wath / Ben Martin picked for Yorkshire

12 Dec
JORDI WAKEHAM IN ACTION AGAINST HEATH photo Andy Standing

JORDI WAKEHAM IN ACTION AGAINST HEATH
                            photo Andy Standing

Having won their last four games on the bounce, Scarborough will travel to south Yorkshire in buoyant mood tomorrow for their Yorkshire One fixture with Wath. Consecutive bonus point wins have seen the Seasiders move up to fourth in the league. Last Saturday they ran in four tries at Heath RFC, never an easy place to visit, winning 28-10. Coach Lee Douglas has chosen the same squad to travel to Wath with the addition of Aussie Eamon Chapman who had the red card he received in injury time in the game with Pontefract two weeks ago rescinded at a disciplinary meeting on Thursday evening.

EAMON CHAPMAN RETURNS Andy Standing

EAMON CHAPMAN (left) RETURNS                                                 Andy Standing

Wath-upon-Dearne made a cracking start to the season winning three out of their four opening games; their only defeat being a 35-5 thumping at Silver Royd on the 20th of September when Scarborough ran in five tries through Joe Marshall, Harry Domett (2), Tom Ratcliffe and Rob Sutton. Since then they have won only twice; a close-run thing at Hullensians 25-21 early last month and the 28-12 defeat of York in the second week of October; their only home win in the last couple of months.

PAUL TAYLOR ON THE CHARGE AGAINST WATH AT SILVER ROYD Andy Standing

PAUL TAYLOR ON THE CHARGE AGAINST WATH AT SILVER ROYD                                                   Andy Standing

Scarborough won’t be taking the game lightly though, and perhaps a home win is due for the south Yorkshiremen according to the law of averages; however skipper Tom Ratcliffe’s men know that a win could see them move up to third in the table and if the pack repeat the dominance they had over the Wath forwards in their first meeting, the prospects look good for the Seasiders.

 

TOM CHADWICK SPRINTS AWAY TO SCORE AT MIDDLESBROUGH

TOM CHADWICK SPRINTS AWAY TO SCORE AT MIDDLESBROUGH                                                       Andy Standing

The Vikings also travel to Wath tomorrow; their line-up should have included Tomasz Chadwick who was injured at Middlesbrough five weeks ago but he apparently aggravated his original ankle injury in training and will be out until the New Year. A coach will leave the J.M. Guthrie clubhouse at 1045am.

 

In another big week for Youth Rugby at the club, outstanding young player Ben Martin has been chosen for Yorkshire at under-17 level; congratulations Ben. An all round athlete, Ben has combined rowing for Scarborough and representing Yorkshire at  Rugby in common with Joe Marshall and Zoe Aldcroft who also plays for England Women.

 

CATHY-ANN MYERS SCORES AGAINST WORKINGTON Andy Standing

CATHY-ANN MYERS SCORES AGAINST WORKINGTON                                               Andy Standing

Last Sunday the Valkryies ran in 10 tries in the 56-0 defeat of Workington Ladies in front of a sizeable turnout at Silver Royd. A terrific team performance by the ladies was crowned by a hat-trick of tries from influential captain Cathy-Ann Myers.

Scarborough move to fourth in Yorkshire One with 28-10 win at Heath

8 Dec
JORDI WAKEHAM SPRINTS AWAY AT HEATH photograph ANDY STANDING

JORDI WAKEHAM SPRINTS AWAY AT HEATH                          photograph ANDY STANDING

NORTHERN DIVISION – YORKSHIRE DIVISION ONE 

Heath  10  Scarborough  28

 

By Dave Campbell   

Scarborough continued their Yorkshire One revival with a four-try, bonus point win at Halifax-based Heath RUFC. Apart from a blip just after the break, the Seasiders bossed the game with all four touchdowns coming from their dominant forward pack.

Playing up the gentle gradient, the visitors had to withstand early pressure deep in their own half; however good work at the tackle area turned over Heath possession and fly-half Tom Harrison’s clearance took play deep into home territory.

Scarborough’s pack dominated the first quarter exchanges with a cohesive front five performance at the scrum and lineout with the back row of Taylor Smith, Matthew Else and Paul White committed at the breakdown. The Seasiders had a chance to get some points on the board in the 9th minute when the Heath defensive line crept offside. However Harrison pulled his penalty wide.

On the sticky surface both sides struggled to run the ball; however fullback Corey Dennis and fly-half Tom Harrison looked to attack from deep and on occasions made headway to take play deep into the Heath half. Scarborough got their driving game going and were shunting the home eight back at a rate which alarmed the home support. And following a yellow card for Heath Prop Will Sellars in the 22nd minute, the visiting pack drove over with No 8 Matthew Else getting the touch. Harrison added the extras for a 7-0 lead in the 23rd minute.

HEATH RELIEVE THE PRESSURE

                 HEATH RELIEVE THE PRESSURE

Heath looked to get into the game from the re-start but poor handling and unforced errors saw them struggle against an in-your-face visiting fifteen. Scarborough prop Jesse Macdonald was sin-binned in the 33rd minute retaliating to a punch from a Heath player after the ball had gone. The west Yorkshiremen took advantage of their field position and laid siege to the Scarborough line before muscular defence turned the ball over and skipper Tom Ratcliffe cleared to half-way with his relieving kick.

The half ended with Scarborough scrum-half Jordi Wakeham scything through a gap and chipping up the right touchline. Unfortunately his kick had too much weight and the half ended with the visitors deep in Heath territory.

Turning round seven points to the good Scarborough appeared, not for the first time this season, to nod off following the interval and conceded ten points in the space of a couple of minutes; a penalty by Heath fly-half Ezra Hinchliffe in the 42nd minute was followed by a try two minutes later when the ball was moved wide on the visitors 22 and winger Rob Thackray scampered over. Hinchliffe converted for a10-7 lead in the 44th minute.

From a position where they struggled to get out of their own half the west Yorkshiremen now held a lead which hardly reflected what had gone before. It was a short-lived position and it took only four minutes for the visitors to regain their advantage, winning an attacking lineout and driving over with Lock Mikey Readman getting the touch. Harrison landed his second conversion of the afternoon for 14-10.

FLANKER PAUL WHITE picture ANDY STANDING

FLANKER PAUL WHITE      Picture ANDY STANDING

The visiting pack was now controlling every facet of the forward exchanges with the front row outstanding, particularly hooker Ian Williams whose lineout throwing and work at the scrummage augmented his fitness and mobility which has improved so much this season. Behind them lock Nick Ingham, veteran Matthew Else and Taylor Smith were making their presence felt in every sense of the word.

Heath defended with determination and despite their pressure the visitors struggled to get the score that would have reflected their dominance. Harrison missed a penalty which would have given them some breathing space in the 65th minute but their application and industry was eventually rewarded when once again they drove over in the 72nd minute with a delighted Taylor Smith the man who came up with the ball. Harrison converted for 21-10.

And skipper Tom Ratcliffe’s men won a deserved bonus point and completed a great day at the office when they drove the west Yorkshiremen over their own line for the fourth time in the 77th minute with Nick Ingham getting the try his hard-working performance merited. Tom Harrison converted for 28-10. The Seasiders could have improved on that score-line with the last play of the match when Yorkshire Under-18 winger Joe Marshall got his fingertips to a loose pass in midfield on the Heath 10 metre line but couldn’t make the interception with the line begging.

Coach Lee Douglas must be mightily pleased with his charges after this performance, for except for a couple of early second half minutes, they dominated possession and territory and were in the ‘driving’ seat for almost all of the game, particularly in the forwards. It wasn’t really a day for running rugby but the backs played their part with Ratcliffe, Graeme Jeffrey, Harrison, Wakeham and Corey Dennis dangerous throughout. The wings never really saw much of the ball in the conditions but Marshall was always a threat in possession and solid in defence.

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

HEATH: Storey Thackray Webb Brown Ramsden Hinchliffe Walsh Sellars Puttick McFadden Cook Neilly Wilby Blackhall Downsborough SUBSTITUTES: Cook Cust Barnes

JOE MARSHALL IN ACTION AT HEATH picture ANDY STANDING

JOE MARSHALL IN ACTION AT HEATH     picture ANDY STANDING

 

The Valkyries rattle in ten tries in their second game at Silver Royd. FULL REPORT TO FOLLOW IN THE SCARBOROUGH NEWS

7 Dec
SKIPPER MYERS SCORES THE FIRST TRY OF A HAT-TRICK

SKIPPER MYERS SCORES THE FIRST TRY OF A HAT-TRICK                        photograph ANDY STANDING

Scarborough Valkyries swept away the challenge of visitors Workington on a cold, sunny afternoon at Silver Royd running in ten tries without reply including a hat-trick from skipper and scrum-half Cathy-Ann Myers. Full report to follow in the SCARBOROUGH NEWS.

Scarborough move up to 4th with 28-10 win at Heath

6 Dec

Scarborough recorded their second consecutive bonus point win with a 28-10 four try success at HEATH RFC this afternoon with all touchdowns coming from the visitors’ forward pack. Full report and video interview with Coach Lee Douglas in the SCARBOROUGH NEWS on-line tomorrow and in print on Thursday.

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