From the Touchline with Dave Campbell — Old Brods/ Valkryies / World Cup/ Ladies Day

9 Oct
By DAVE CAMPBELL

By DAVE CAMPBELL

Scarborough are at home for the second week in a row with the visit of Halifax-based Old Brodlieans to Silver Royd tomorrow.

The men from Hipperholme have made a good start to the season and apparently are running in tries for fun averaging 38 points a game even although they have won three and lost two. Samoan Manu Tusiga has made a big impression since arriving at Woodhead and last week came off the bench to score a try in the 27-35 home defeat by Malton and Norton.

HARRY DOMETT MISSES TOMORROW'S GAME photograph ANDY STANDING

HARRY DOMETT MISSES TOMORROW’S GAME photograph ANDY STANDING

A string of injuries and the shock departure of Aussie Eamon Chapman led to Lee Douglas fielding a much re-shuffled starting line-up for last week’s 28-12 defeat of Yarnbury. And the situation worsened with a nasty knee injury sustained by Harry Domett near the end of the game. Although Harry and Tomasz Chadwick will be missing, skipper Tom Ratcliffe returns from injury and is named in a squad which includes Paul White and 17-year-old Toby Welsby. Toby, who was man of the match for the Vikings last week, makes his first team debut.

LAST WEEK'S MAN OF THE MATCH JORDAN WAKEHAM AndyStanding

LAST WEEK’S MAN OF THE MATCH JORDAN WAKEHAM AndyStanding

The Valkryies are back in action on Sunday when they travel to Harrogate RFC to take on Harrogate Ladies. With a couple of wins behind them, the Scarborough Women’s side will be in confident mood; Harrogate have had mixed fortunes beating Acklam , losing to Morpeth and sharing the spoils with Sunderland in a 26-26 draw. All being well, I’ll be reporting on the match in company with Andy Standing who will no doubt be producing more of his fantastic photos.

HARROGATE LADIES SCORE AGAINST ACKLAM

HARROGATE LADIES SCORE AGAINST ACKLAM

Although the world cup result was a huge disappointment, it was a successful day on and off the field for the club with a win on the field and a successful and well received inaugural Ladies Day in the Qudos Suite. The Ladies I’m told had a wonderful day; congratulations to everyone concerned.

LADIES DAY IN FULL SWING

LADIES DAY IN FULL SWING

Enough has been said about last week’s disastrous World Cup exit by England; however they have one more game to play tomorrow night and I hope the supporters at the City of Manchester stadium gets behind them.  Scotland were blown away by South Africa last week but have a chance to progress to the quarter-finals tomorrow if they beat Samoa at St James’ Park.  I’ll miss it of course as I’ll be reporting on the Scarborough-Old Brods game for the Scarborough News!

2015-10-09 AUSSIES BEAT ENGLAND

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