VALKRYIES CHALK UP THEIR SECOND LEAGUE WIN AT SILVER ROYD

21 Sep
By DAVE CAMPBELL

By DAVE CAMPBELL

VALKRYIES IN ACTION AGAINST MORPETH picture by JAKE STANDING

VALKRYIES IN ACTION AGAINST MORPETH picture by JAKE STANDING

SCARBOROUGH VALKRYIES 44   MORPETH 22 

Scarborough Valkryies turned in a thrilling eight try performance full of running rugby to beat visitors Morpeth 44-22 at Silver Royd yesterday.

The Silver Royd side got off to a flying start running-in three tries through Claire Wilkinson, Casey Jordan and skipper Cathy-Ann Myers in a blistering opening quarter.

The Northumberland girls were no slouches themselves and only solid defence by the Valkyries kept them at bay. In particular a crunching try-saving tackle by fullback Mel Halstead prevented a certain try for the visitors on the half-hour.

Morpeth got their reward when they scored wide on the right just before half-time to reduce the arrears at 15-5.

The Valkryies extended their lead with less than a minute of the second half played with a terrific solo effort from Halstead which she converted herself for 22-12. The seesaw nature of the game continued with a converted Morpeth try to make it 22-12 before another Halstead touchdown stretched the lead to 27-12.

The game finished with a rush of tries; a Morpeth touchdown made it 27-17 before tries from Jess Glanvill (2) one converted by Halstead and Jess Bray saw the Valkryies to a well-deserved 44-22 victory.

This was technically the Valkryies best performance to date, their handling and ball retention was a vast improvement on last week’s outing at Acklam. Everyone played their part with Glanvill, Halstead, Bray and skipper Cathy-Ann Myers having a big influence on the game.

FULL REPORT AND PICTURES IN THURSDAY’S SCARBOROUGH NEWS

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