FROM THE TOUCHLINE WITH Dave Campbell – Chapman red card rescinded / review Wath / Ben Martin picked for Yorkshire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of Aussie Eamon Chapman who had the red card he received in injury time in the game with Pontefract two weeks ago rescinded at a disciplinary meeting on Thursday evening.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.

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