Scarborough take on Middlesbrough in Yorkshire Shield tomorrow

14 Oct

2016-10-08-acklam-tomh

TOM HARRISON RUNS IN TO SCORE AGAINST ACKLAM LAST WEEK

Following last week’s defeat of Middlesbrough-based Acklam RUFC in Yorkshire One, skipper Matty Jones’ men turn their thoughts to the Yorkshire Challenge Shield tomorrow. The opposition on this occasion are also from Middlesbrough this time in the form of Middlesbrough RFC who ply their trade in Durham/Northumberland division One (DN1).

img_4166

ISAAC FAAMAU MISSES THIS WEEK’S GAME WITH A HAMSTRING INJURY

Middlesbrough played in Yorkshire One in season 2014-2015 when they were moved sideways from DN1. The game on the road at Middlesbrough in November 2014 was a real cracker which saw Scarborough race to a 21-7 half time lead only to implode after the break when flyhalf Tom Chadwick was carried off with an injury which kept him out of action for several months and Harry Domett was sent-off. A spirited Middlesbrough fight back saw them just sneak the game 26-24; a remarkable turnaround. Later in the season a feisty affair at Silver Royd saw Scarborough edge a thriller 13-7. Middlesbrough finished 4th in Yorkshire One and returned to DN1 at the end of the season. Last week the Teesiders who are sixth in DN1 beat second from bottom club Stockton 36-23 at home.

2016-10-09-nino-for-rugby-club-facebook

NINO CUTINO IN ACTION AGAINST ACKLAM LAST WEEK   photograph ANDY STANDING

Going back to last week’s game, Scarborough made short work of bottom club Acklam winning 68-8. The visitors stuck to their task in a keenly-contested start but trailed 20-3 at the break. Coach Lee Douglas’ charges cut loose, scoring seven second half tries in front of a sizeable Silver Royd turnout. Acklam gained reward for their doggedness on a difficult afternoon by running-in a late try. Alex Rowley, Aaron Wilson and Devin Ibanez shone on their first team debuts and returnees Matty Jones and Nino Cutino played their full part with the back three of Tom Burton, Tom Ratcliffe and Matty Young among the tries.

 

I had a word with Jordi Wakeham Scarborough’s young scrum-half earlier in the week. He is improving following his illness but is still a bit weak and wobbly and hopes to be back in a month or so. Graham Hogg is still awaiting the all clear from his concussion and Isaac Faamau is still nursing his hamstring injury. Ben Martin who is home from university and Bob Murphy join the squad for tomorrow’s game. The Vikings who won 27-0 at Driffield last week and the Danesmen are also in action tomorrow; the Scarborough second string entertains Hull at Silver Royd whilst the Danesmen are on the road at Hessle.

2016-03-24 AISLING ROBINSON

THE VALKRYIES IN ACTION AGAINST ACKLAM AT SILVER ROYD

The Scarborough women’s team the Valkryies are hoping to get back into action on Sunday when the travel to play Harrogate Ladies. The local girls have been let down on consecutive Sundays (2nd and 9th October) by Bradford Salem and Workington respectively who claimed to have been unable to raise a side to travel. This means that the Valkryies have yet to play at home which is a real blow to arguably the keenest side in the club. Clubs rarely have a problem raising a side at home so I’m betting on Sunday’s game going ahead. The Valkryies won at home and away against Harrogate last season.

 

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: