FROM THE TOUCHLINE with DAVE CAMPBELL – Local derby day at Silver Royd

14 Jan
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DAVE CAMPBELL

Saturday’s local derby at Silver Royd will undoubtedly attract Scarborough’s biggest crowd of the Season.  The east coast bragging rights will be contested for by Bridlington in third and Scarborough fifth place in a very competitive Yorkshire One league.

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A BIG CROWD IS EXPECTED ON SATURDAY

The men from Duke’s Park have been delighting their always vociferous home crowd with several free-scoring displays this season; namely last week’s 67-0 destruction of visitors Yarnbury and the 95-27 walloping of Old Crossleyans back in October. Include the 41-0 defeat of struggling Selby and the 52-8 thrashing of Yarnbury on the road and it’s not difficult to see why they are favourites for Saturday’s clash.

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SCARBOROUGH V BRIDLINGTON

On the other hand Scarborough have been anything but free-scoring, yet only Hullensians separate them from Bridlington in the league.  A horrendous run of injuries has had a big influence on their season; however they have been no one’s fall guys and like Brid have lost only four games during this campaign.  The loss of players like Harry Domett, Ant Coffey, Alex Renwick, Tom Harrison, Paul Taylor, Phil Watson and James Leach leaves a huge hole but the efforts  of the teenagers who have come into the squad has been immense. And that was exemplified by a committed second half performance on the artificial pitch at West Park Leeds last week where Tom Ratcliffe’s men came from behind to snatch a 21-20 win.

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ISAAC FAAMAU last week’s man-of-the-match. photograph by ANDY STANDING

At the time of going to press the Scarborough squad is unchanged from last week’s 21-20 win at West Park Leeds with the exception hooker Jacob Young who drops down to the Vikings: Mark Hopper hooks and Hayden Ogilvie starts at prop.  A forward substitute has yet to be named but will probably be new recruit Liam Murray who can play prop and hooker. He’ll join Jordan Wakeham and Ben Martin on the bench.

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LIAM MURRAY 

Scarborough’s woman’s side, the Valkryies travelled to Nottinghamshire on a wet and windy Sunday last week in the National Cup and were hugely disappointed to lose to Ashfield Ladies conceding a try late in the game. However a terrific all-round performance bodes well for the rest of the season with the ladies’ next game on the 24th is against Harrogate Ladies on Sunday the 24th.

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THE VALKRYIES IN ACTION  picture by JAKE STANDING

Last week’s game at West Park Leeds was played on an artificial 3G pitch due to the wet weather. The pitch was tightly fenced in with tiny in-goal areas and about 2 metres space behind the touchlines. After a dodgy first half the Scarborough lads coped well, but for the travelling support who had to watch the game through a green mesh fence and your correspondent who struggled to get his photographs in-focus, it wasn’t so much fun. Oh yes and I had another numerically challenged afternoon on TWITTER when I lost count of the score and thought the game had ended 21-21!  All was well and many TWITTER followers on @SN_Sport quickly informed me of my miscalculation!

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FENCED-IN 3G PITCH AT WEST PARK LEEDS

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