Domett returns for Yarnbury game tomorrow

2 Jan
HARRY DOMETT WAS IN SIZZLING FORM BEFORE BEING SENT OFF

HARRY DOMETT WAS IN SIZZLING FORM BEFORE SENDING OFF AT                         MIDDLESBROUGH picture ANDY STANDING

Happy New Year and welcome to my first FROM THE TOUCHLINE of 2015. Scarborough have had the festive break to lick their wounds and mentally regroup following a demoralising home defeat in the Yorkshire Shield, going down 22-36 to Bridlington at Silver Royd on the Saturday before Christmas.

BRIDLINGTON RYAN GIRKING GETS INTO THE ACTION AGAINST SCARBOROUGH Andy Standing

BRIDLINGTON’S RYAN GIRKING GETS INTO THE ACTION AGAINST SCARBOROUGH Andy Standing

Coach Lee Douglas’ charges just didn’t turn up for that one but they must concentrate on the positives derived from a five week unbeaten league run leading up to that game. Yarnbury RUFC are tomorrow’s visitors to Silver Royd; the Horsforth-based club are third in Yorkshire One and have had a good league campaign so far. Although unbeaten at home they had surprisingly failed to win on the road until the Saturday before Christmas when they beat bottom club North Ribblesdale 16-13. Earlier in the season Scarborough lost by the narrowest of margins at Yarnbury going down 26-25.  The home side held sway for most of a close-fought game before a Tom Ratcliffe interception try edged the visitors 25-23 ahead near the end. However a penalty goal late in injury time clinched what on the run of play, was a deserved win for Yarnbury.

TOM CHADWICK SPRINTS AWAY TO SCORE AT MIDDLESBROUGH

TOM CHADWICK SPRINTS AWAY TO SCORE AT MIDDLESBROUGH picture ANDY STANDING

Harry Domett returns to action tomorrow following two months on the sidelines after being sent-off in the game at Middlesbrough on the 1st of November. Until that dismissal, the flying-Kiwi was having a great season and was sorely missed during his absence. To the best of my knowledge fly-half Tomasz Chadwick has yet to recover from an injury sustained in the same game on Teeside and Tom Harrison who was man-of-the-match against Bridlington continues in the number ten slot. Although their exit from the Yorkshire Shield was a blow, the Seasiders, are coming off the back of four consecutive league wins and a draw, three of those games on the road. So a win tomorrow would be a great confidence-boosting start to 2015.

A TRY FOR CONSETT

A TRY FOR CONSETT

In a couple of weeks Scarborough return to national knockout action for the first time in many seasons when they take on Durham-Northumberland One side Consett in the National Intermediate Cup at Silver Royd. The Geordies lie seventh in the league and on their last outing before Christmas on the 6th of December they went down 24-12 to Medicals at home. Medicals are the third club in Scarborough’s group in the Cup. If you want all the results, fixtures and league tables in English rugby including the Intermediate Cup go to:

http://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/competitions/

A BUSY DAY AT SILVER ROYD

A BUSY DAY AT SILVER ROYD

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