Scarborough at Selby – Vikings in semi-final – Valkryies

22 Apr
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Tom Harrison returns at Selby

Scarborough travel to Selby tomorrow for the final game of the season with much at stake for the hosts. Starting with a 0-21 reverse at Silver Royd on the opening day of the season Selby have struggled since and find themselves third from bottom in Yorkshire One and they could be doomed to the drop if results don’t go their way on Saturday.

Two points separate Selby from second-bottom club Crossleyans and a Selby defeat and a Crossleyans win would see Selby relegated. Crossleyans entertain fellow west Yorkshiremen Old Brods so a nail-biting finish to the season is in store. Last Saturday both teams lost on the road, Crossleyans 37-7 at York and Selby 25-18 at Yarnbury.

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ISAAC FAAMU

Scarborough’s 18-man squad for the game surprisingly includes the return of long-term injury victim Tom Harrison who only returned to training this week. Player of the season Isaac Faamau returned to New Zealand this week because of a close family illness but Jordan Wakeham who was feared to have sustained a serious abdominal injury has fortunately recovered and plays; Mikey Readman misses the game.

Sitting comfortably in sixth position Scarborough travel looking to enjoy a game with the pressure off but for Selby it’ll be a stressful afternoon. I feel a high scoring game is on the cards to match the our last couple of visits to Selby’s Sandhill Lane HQ where we were 36-33 winners in the Yorkshire Shield semi-finals in 2013-14 and 32-30 winners on the opening day of  last season.

Following last weekend’s cancellation due to unfit pitches, the Vikings take on BP Chemicals in the semi-final of the East Yorkshire Merit League at Silver Royd; Kick-off is at 3pm.

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Avid Harrogate Minis fans at Silver Roys!

Last Saturday’s seventh Breakaway Travel / Scarborough RUFC mini festival was a resounding success showcasing the club’s junior/youth section which goes from strength to strength. Read all about it in Tomasz Chadwick’s column in this week’s Scarborough News.

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THE VALKRYIES ON TOUR IN NEWCASTLE

And finally, Scarborough’s women’s team, The Valkryies concluded their very successful opening league season with a tour to the Newcastle area. Although their game at Novocastrians was called off due to a waterlogged pitch a terrific time was had by all and the Silver Royd ladies are already looking forward with relish to their second league season.

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OUR GLAMEROUS VALKRYIES IN PARTY MOOD

 

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