From The Touchline by Dave Campbell – SCARBOROUGH 21 SELBY 0

6 Sep

2015-09-03 CLUB PIC TWO

DAVE CAMPBELL

Scarborough struggled for most of the first half of their opening league game of the season against a lively Selby side at Silver Royd this afternoon. However the visitors failed to capitalise on their early dominance and the Seasiders took control after the break to win comfortably in the end.

Playing with the advantage of a northerly wind Scarborough struggled to cope with the swift rucking visitors who bossed the breakdown; however their defence was rock solid and some bone crunching tackles kept them in the game. They lost the services of skipper Tom Ratcliffe with an eye injury early in the game.

Scarborough’s forwards were winning the forward battle and following sustained pressure on the Selby line prop Wesley Langkilde powered over for the opening try of the game in the 38th minute.  Flyhalf Tom Harrison converted and added a penalty on the stroke of half-time for a 10-0 lead.

A further penalty just after the break stretched the lead to 13-0 which led to a period of domination by the home side particularly at the scrum. And when they won a lineout on halfway, the ball was moved infield for a surging run by fullback Ant Coffey to break the line and send winger Harry Domett in for a spectacular try. Harrison converted for 18-0.

Scarborough had a stranglehold on the game in the closing stages and clinched the points with a Harrison penalty which hit both upright and crossbar before dropping over for what was, in the end, a well deserved 21-0 win. Youngster Drew Govier who had an outstanding game was named man-of-the-match on his first team debut.

DREW GOVIER MAN OF THE MATCH AGAINST SELBY

DREW GOVIER MAN OF THE MATCH AGAINST SELBY

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