Archive | February, 2015

Late Graeme Jeffrey try clinches Scarborough’s 13-7 defeat of Middlesbrough today.

28 Feb
NICK INGHAM, MIKEY READMAN AND EAMON CHAPMAN IN ACTION AGAINST MIDDLESBROUGH TODAY

NICK INGHAM, MIKEY READMAN AND EAMON CHAPMAN IN ACTION AGAINST MIDDLESBROUGH TODAY

Scarborough bounced back from a 3-7 halftime score-line against Middlesbrough today for veteran centre Graeme Jeffrey to run in a late try for fullback Tom Harrison to convert for a late 13-7 win at Silver Royd. FULL REPORT AND INTERVIEW WITH COACH LEE DOUGLAS ON-LINE IN TOMORROW’S SCARBOROUGH NEWS

FRIDAY’S FROM THE TOUCHLINE with DAVE CAMPBELL MIDDLESBROUGH / THE VALKRYIES / RBS 6 NATIONS

27 Feb

ALL PHOTOGRAPHS BY ANDY STANDING

TOMASZ CHADWICK IN ACTION AT MIDDLESBROUGH

TOMASZ CHADWICK IN ACTION AT MIDDLESBROUGH

MIDDLESBROUGH

Following last week’s thriller at Malton, Scarborough take on Middlesbrough at Silver Royd tomorrow. The Teesiders who are in fifth spot in the league with 53 points one above Scarborough on 51, were relegated from North One East at the end of last season and have blown hot and cold in their first season in Yorkshire One. They travelled to Bridlington on the first day of the season and came away from Dukes Park with a 25-21 win; then following defeats to Hullensians and Doncaster Phoenix they ended September in style thumping Malton & Norton 43-13 at home; their best result of the season.  Away from their Acklam Park HQ they have been less successful and after wins at strugglers Heath and Pontefract in October, they have failed to win on their travels since. Following a surprise home defeat to bottom club North Ribblesdale at the end of January, they bounced back last week thumping Pontefract 35-0 at home.

JOE LENTON ON THE CHARGE AT MALTON

JOE LENTON ON THE CHARGE AT MALTON

SCARBOROUGH

Following the home defeat of Hullensians in the league and a last-gasp 34-24 win at Medicals in the RFU Intermediate Cup, skipper Tom Ratcliffe’s men made the short trip along the A64 to take on high-flying Malton at the Gannock last Saturday. A couple of early Malton tries and the big travelling support feared the worse; however it turned out to be a much more even game than those early scores would have suggested and in the end Malton ran out 29-21 winners of a game Scarborough could have won.

GRAEME JEFFREY RETURNS TO ACTION TOMORROW

GRAEME JEFFREY (SCORING) RETURNS TO ACTION TOMORROW

TEAM NEWS

For tomorrow’s game Corey Dennis and Harry Domett are still sidelined by injury but Graeme Jeffrey returns to action. When the protagonists last met in November, Scarborough led 24-7 at the break at Acklam Park but having lost fly-half Tomasz Chadwick just before half-time with a serious injury and Harry Domett red carded five minutes into the second forty for indiscipline, they collapsed to a 24-26 defeat after a stirring Middlesbrough fight-back. I’m sure Coach Lee Douglas’ charges will be determined to avenge that defeat tomorrow.

THE SIX NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP THIS WEEKEND

THE SIX NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP THIS WEEKEND

RBS SIX NATIONS 2015

RBS Six Nations International rugby continues this weekend games between Scotland and Italy at Murrayfield and France-Wales in Paris tomorrow and the possible Grand Slam decider between Ireland and England in Dublin on Sunday. The game in Edinburgh is a potential ‘wooden spoon’ decider as the protagonists have yet to win in the championship although Scotland’s defeat in Paris (15-8) and against Wales (23-26) were narrower than the reverses of Italy who have conceded 73 points in the championship so far. Wales have won the last three meetings with France and will look for a repeat of their 16-6 win in Paris two years ago. Ireland have lost their three games with Stuart Lancaster’s men but are in great form this season winning 26-3 in Italy and beating France 18-11on their last outing in Dublin two weeks ago. Scotland and Wales’ games kick off at 2.30 and 5pm respectively. Ireland-England on Sunday kicks-off at 3pm.

ENGLAND'S ZOE ALDCROFT AND FATHER DAVE

ENGLAND’S ZOE ALDCROFT AND FATHER DAVE

ZOE ALDCROFT & THE VALKRYIES

Zoe Aldcroft continues her progress at international level tomorrow when she starts on the wing for England Women’s under-20s against France at Bordeaux. Already a European Championship winner with England’s under-18 Sevens team, this is another big step up for the former Scalby School pupil and I’m sure all our good wishes go with her. And on the subject of ladies rugby, Scarborough’s ladies team the Valkryies are back in action on Sunday when they take on Acklam Ladies at Silver Royd; kick-off 1pm. Skipper Cathy-Ann Myers’ side have been hugely entertaining to watch and it should be a great game. Why not pop up to the J.M. Guthrie for the Valkryies’ game then repair to the bar afterwards for Ireland-England on the big screens. Sounds like a perfect Sunday to me!

JENNA REDMOND IN ACTION FOR THE VALKRYIES

JENNA REDMOND IN ACTION FOR THE VALKRYIES

THE INTERMEDIATE CUP

As you will have seen in the Scarborough News print edition and on social networks Scarborough have drawn Blackburn RFC in the quarter-final of the RFU Intermediate Cup at Silver Royd. The game is on Saturday the 14th of March with a 3pm kick off and with the winners being only eighty minutes from a Twickenham final, it should be a real cracker.

PHIL WATSON

PHIL WATSON

PHIL WATSON

News coming out of Silver Royd this week is that former club skipper Phil Watson who sustained a serious injury in Mo Stevenson’s Memorial Game last April return to training this week. Hopefully we may see the big man in action before the end of the season.

Battling performance but Scarborough lose 21-29 at Malton FULL REPORT IN THE SCARBOROUGH NEWS

22 Feb

PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDY STANDING

JOE LENTON ON THE CHARGE AT MALTON

JOE LENTON ON THE CHARGE AT MALTON

Scarborough conceded two early tries in their derby game at high-flying Malton yesterday. However they reduced the arrears with a try before half-time. The Seasiders scored a couple of tries in a hard-fought second half but the men from the Gannock ran out 29-21 winners of a cracking game.

MY BLOG with Dave Campbell – The cup/Malton away/Zoe and England

20 Feb
LINEOUT AT MEDICALS

LINEOUT AT MEDICALS picture Dave Campbell

RFU INTERMEDIATE CUP

I won’t add to the hyperbole emanating from social media about the National Knockout Cup but Scarborough’s last two games in my humble opinion were won but not convincingly and personally I thought that a plucky Medicals side were unlucky last Saturday. The Silver Royd-based club have fantastically good facilities which are being improved upon as I write and the ethos of the club is to produce an amateur and community-based rugby set-up with a place for all shapes, sizes and abilities. This aim is often doubted and criticised in social media and forums but reflects on how most people at Silver Royd think; so although they’re not setting the world on fire in the grind of league rugby, the Scarborough players can still dream about a final at Twickenham; and why not?

MALTON & NORTON -V- SCARBOROUGH

NICK INGHAM IN ACTION AGAINST MALTON AT SILVER ROYD

NICK INGHAM IN ACTION AGAINST MALTON AT SILVER ROYD picture Andy Standing

Following last week’s last-gasp cup win at Newcastle, Scarborough makes the short journey down the A64 tomorrow to take on high-flying Malton & Norton. The men from The Gannock are having a hugely successful season and are unbeaten in the league since back in September 2014.  Playing a brand of attractive running rugby Malton are the highest points scoring team in Yorkshire One with a total of 554 and sit in second spot behind league-leaders Doncaster Phoenix. Back in October they visited Silver Royd and recorded a bonus point 30-18 win over skipper Tom Ratcliffe’s men and outplayed the Seasiders in all departments of the game. On that day Malton had three South African players on Parade including ex-Bridlington fullback Sizwe Zondo; all three excelled and have continued to do so this season. However two players Vusumzi Dyantjies and Zwelakhe  Sodlandla have now returned home but with the likes of ex-Scarborough player Nick Daley at fly-half and back row Sam Triffit in great form they could still win the league. If not, Scarborough’s games against Durham/Northumberland opposition in the Intermediate Cup would tend to indicate that if  Malton were to be involved in a play-off game, they would be firm favourites for promotion.

PAUL TAYLOR IN ACTION picture Andy Standing

PAUL TAYLOR RETURNS TO  ACTION TOMORROW
picture Andy Standing

Following last week’s topsy-turvy game on Tyneside, Scarborough will travel to Malton tomorrow in high spirits. Their home defeat in October was a comprehensive one despite the 18-30 scoreline but following a terrific defensive effort late in the game at Medicals, they’ll look forward to tomorrow’s game with enthusiasm. Fullback Corey Dennis is still nursing a hamstring injury and centre Graeme Jeffrey is also on the injured list. However, Ambulance driver Paul Taylor who was on duty for the Medicals game returns to action at tight-head and former-skipper Nick Ingram will play in the second row. Lock forward Mikey Readman who was married earlier in the year is on a belated honeymoon; lucky lad and Taylor Smith is back in the land of the long white cloud for a couple of weeks. James Leach, a back/second row forward who has graduated through the ranks and currently plays in the under-18s joins Wesley Langkilde, who scored a couple of tries at Medicals and Jordi Wakeham  on the bench. The Vikings and Danesmen take on Malton 2nds and 3rds respectively at Silver Royd. All games kick off at 2.15pm.

ZOE ALDCROFT PLAYS FOR ENGLAND LADIES UNDER-20s

ENGLAND'S ZOE ALDCROFT AND FATHER DAVE AT ALDERSHOT

ENGLAND’S ZOE ALDCROFT AND FATHER DAVE AT ALDERSHOT

More good news this week for Scarborough, Yorkshire and the Aldcroft family; Zoe Aldcroft, who has moved up the ranks of women’s rugby via Scarborough, Malton, West Park Leeds, Yorkshire, The North and England under-18 sevens, came off the bench to star in England under-20s’ 25-10 victory over The Army Women’s XV at Aldershot this week. Coming up in the next month are international under-20 games against France at Bordeaux and here in England at Esher RUFC. Following her performance at Aldershot, the 18-year-old former Scalby School pupil looks like a shoe-in for both

ENGLAND U20s CELEBRATE SCORING A TRY AGAINST THE ARMY

ENGLAND U20s CELEBRATE SCORING A TRY AGAINST THE ARMY

Scarborough beat Newcastle Medicals 34-24 in the Intermediate Cup – FULL REPORT IN THE SCARBOROUGH NEWS ON-LINE TOMORROW

14 Feb
WESLEY LANGKILDE CELEBRATES SCORING SCARBOROUGH'S CLINCHING TRY

WESLEY LANGKILDE CELEBRATES SCORING SCARBOROUGH’S CLINCHING TRY photograph by Andy Standing

Scarborough made hard work of their 34-24 cup win at Medicals this afternoon. Having led 24-3 just before half-time, the Seasiders saw the Newcastle-based club draw level at 24-24 after an hour However, two late tries from prop Wesley Langkilde saw the Silver Ryd club to victory and a home quarter-final  with Blackburn next month.

FROM THE TOUCHLINE by Dave Campbell Medicals Preview / The Gulls tonight / RBS Six Nations

13 Feb

PHOTOGRAPHS BY ANDY STANDING

CHARLIE HOGGARD SCORES AGAINST HULLENSIANS

CHARLIE HOGGARD SCORES AGAINST HULLENSIANS

Scarborough’s National Intermediate Cup campaign continues tomorrow when the men from Silver Royd travel to Newcastle to take on Durham/Northumberland One outfit Medicals RFC. The club was formed in 1898 as the Durham University College of Medicine RFC; renamed Medicals RFC, the club was then elected a senior member of the Northumberland Rugby Union in 1920 and was Northumberland Senior Cup Winner in 1922, 1923, 1952 and 1953.  Their most notable achievement was on 4 May 1996 when they won the National Junior Club Knock-out Competition, (The Pilkington Shield) beating Helston RFC (Cornwall) 16-6 at Twickenham. In the leagues they were Champions of Durham/Northumberland (D/N) Three in 2006-07 and were promoted from D/N Two to One in 2010. They still play in D/N One and following the 27-19 home defeat of struggling Ryton last week, Medicals are seventh in the league, one place below Consett who were beaten 20-6 on the road in the first group match of the competition; Scarborough crushed Consett 55-0 at Silver Royd last month.

GRAEME JEFFREY SCORES AGAINST BRIDLINGTON

GRAEME JEFFREY (SCORING) MISSES TOMORROW’S GAME

MATTY OXTOBY MISSES THE GAME

MATTY OXTOBY ALSO MISSES THE TRIP TO NEWCASTLE

Last Saturday Scarborough clinched both league points in the game with Hullensians thanks to a late Paul Taylor try. Paul is judged by many to be one of the best tight-heads in the league and has had a great season. However he is unavailable due to work commitments for the trip to Geordie-land and will be sorely missed. Coach Lee Douglas has included Jesse Macdonald and Wesley Langkilde for the game but it is uncertain which of the inexperienced Kiwis will start. Matty Oxtoby, Corey Dennis and Graeme Jeffrey will all miss the game with injuries; Matty suffered a dislocation last Saturday whilst Corey and Graeme were injured in training last night. Hayden Ogilvie and Billy Parker are drafted into the squad.  The coach for the game leaves Silver Royd at 10am for a 2pm kick-off. If you can’t travel follow the action on Tyneside on my TWITTER feed at @SN_Sport.

HAYDEN OGILVIE (RED SCRUM CAP)

HAYDEN OGILVIE (RED SCRUM CAP)

Other rugby action sees the Scarborough RUFC veteran’s team; The Gulls take on Morley RUFC veterans at Silver Royd this evening. The kick-off is at 7.30pm and NOT 8pm as stated on the Scarborough Rugby Club website. Amongst those starring for the Silver Royd ‘Golden Oldies’ are Marcus Edwards, Simon Smith, Jamie Drayton, Kev Oldroyd, Shaun Fearn, Brett Canham and Graham (Blister) Shannon. It is also a steak night in the club bar so why not pop along for some protein and a cracking game of rugby. There is once again, no rugby at Silver Royd tomorrow; however the Viking are in action on the road at Acklam leaving at 10.45am for a 1pm kick-off.

MARCUS EDWARDS PLAYS FOR THE GULLS THIS EVENING

MARCUS EDWARDS PLAYS FOR THE GULLS THIS EVENING photograph DAVE CAMPBELL

The RBS Six Nations Championship continues tomorrow with England-Italy and Ireland-France kicking-off at 2.30pm and 5pm respectively. I got it all wrong as far as the Wales-England game was concerned last weekend but my forecast of wins for Ireland and France was on the money. Tomorrow I fancy England and Ireland who are both at home and despite their disappointment at the Millennium last Friday evening, I fancy Wales unbeaten in Scotland since 2007, to bounce back and edge the fast-improving Scots at Murrayfield on Sunday.  All games will be shown on the big screens at the J.M. Guthrie clubhouse.

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Scarborough clinch league win with late try FULL REPORT IN TOMORROW’S SCARBOROUGH NEWS ON-LINE

8 Feb
PAUL TAYLOR SCORED SCARBOROUGH'S LATE CLINCHING TRY

PAUL TAYLOR SCORED SCARBOROUGH’S LATE CLINCHING TRY

PICTURE BY ANDY STANDING

An injury-time try by influential prop Paul Taylor clinched the game as the Seasiders beat Hullensians 26-17 at Silver Royd yesterday afternoon. Leading 14-12 at half-time Scarborough stretched the lead to 19-12 with an early second half try. The Humbersiders closed the gap to two points with a try late in the game before Taylor’s touchdown settled the issue. FULL REPORT AND VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH COACH LEE DOUGLAS ON-LINE TOMORROW IN THE SCARBOROUGH NEWS. IN PRINT ON THURSDAY THE 12TH FEBRUARY.

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