FROM THE TOUCHLINE with DAVE CAMPBELL – Yarnbury – PT plays for Vikings – Ant returns – Valkryies in action

22 Jan
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DAVE CAMPBELL

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TOMASZ CHADWICK SCORES AGAINST BRID LAST WEEK photograph ANDY STANDING

Scarborough will look to put last weeks derby defeat by Bridlington behind them when the travel to Yarnbury tomorrow for the first of three consecutive away games.

 

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Wesley Langkilde in action against Yarnbury earlier in the season. ANDY STANDING

The Horsforth-based outfit have struggled this season winning only four of their fifteen games so far. They sit fourth from bottom of the league and having registered a couple of creditable home wins over North Ribblesdale and Bradford Salem at the start of last month, lost at home 19-22 to bottom club West Park Leeds before Christmas before being on the end of a 67-0 thumping away to Bridlington in their first game after New Year.

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

Scarborough went down 18-30 to Bridlington last Saturday and not for the first time this season, were out-muscled in the forward battle. Skipper Tom Ratcliffe’s side were in contention until deep in the second half but the men from Dukes Park bossed most of the game and deserved their win. Isaac Maanau was named man of the match; however I’m convinced that with a solid tight-five in front of him, the big No8 would be devastating if he had a platform to attack from close-range inside the opposition 22 instead of having to run from deep with possession from broken play.

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ANT TAYLOR RETURNS AT YARNBURY TOMORROW

Better news on the injury front sees Aussie Ant Coffey return to action at outside-centre in his first game since injuring his ribs in the autumn, surprisingly tight-head prop Paul Taylor plays his first game for three months, turning out for the Vikings against Goole at Silver Royd and lock Phil Watson will reportedly make his comeback next week.

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PAUL TAYLOR (LEFT) RETURNS FOR THE VIKINGS AGAINST GOOLE TOMORROW photo ANDY STANDING

Canadian prop Liam Murray had a very promising start coming off the bench against Bridlington last week and will start at tight-head against Yarnbury replacing Wesley Langkilde who drops to the bench and is joined by Toby Welsby and Richard Scales. Jordan Wakeham who has had a couple of starts from the bench, drops to the Vikings to hopefully play a full game against Goole at Silver Royd. Scarborough beat Yarnbury 28-12 at home earlier in the season with Taylor the club’s specialist tight-head prop having a massive influence on the game and Wakeham named man-of-the-match; pity they’ll be on Vikings’ duty on Saturday.

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LIAM MURRAY IN ACTION AGAINST BRID ON HIS SCARBOROUGH DÉBUT photograph ANDY STANDING

Sunday sees the Valkryies back in action at Silver Royd for the first time since early November. The Scarborough women’s XV take on Harrogate ladies whom they beat 29-5 on the road back in October. They’ll be keen to get their league season back on track after a couple of difficult fixtures in both league and cup competitions either side of Christmas. It’s going to be great day for the club’s under-13 and under-15 girls’ teams who will play an in-house game prior to the main fixture at 2pm. The girls kick-off at 1pm. After the Valkryies match they’re running a ‘Day at the Races’ to raise funds for their upcoming tour.

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