Archive | October, 2016

VALKRYIES IN ACTION AT HOME THIS AFTERNOON

16 Oct

VALKRYIES at home this afternoon! Venue now Silver Royd!!!!! kick off 2pm

JAMES LEACH RECOVERING FROM SURGERY IN SCARBOROUGH HOSPITAL 

15 Oct

James Leach is recovering well in Scarborough Hospital following surgery to repair his dislocated knee. Excellent care from all medical staff. Get well soon JAMES!

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JAMES LEACH IN ACTION – GET WELL SOON MATE!

DOUBLE AGONY FOR SCARBOROUGH: Seasiders turn in their poorest home performance in seasons and lose James Leach to a serious injury

15 Oct

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JAMES LEACH IS ATTENDED TO ON THE SILVER ROYD PITCH

Following last week’s 68-8 dismissal of Acklam, Scarborough turned in an inept, static performance lacking movement and structure against Durham/Northumberland One side Middlesbrough in the Yorkshire Challenge Shield at Silver Royd.

Trailing 0-13 at the break Coach Lee Douglas’ charges lost the services of promising lock forward James Leach with a nasty knee dislocation which caused the game to be continued on an adjacent pitch. Leach was taken to Scarborough General Hospital and the Teesiders went on to win 25-12.

I’ll let you know when we know how James is progressing with his injury but away from the A & E department, Scarborough’s  coaching staff will have to take a long look at this performance which bore a startling resemblance to a game of walking rugby in its somnambulant pace.

Following an excellent performance in beating fancied York at Silver Royd last month, the standard of fare on display in this game shows how desperately the Seasiders need to bring consistency to their play.

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JAMES LEACH DRIVES FORWARD IN THE GAME AGAINST SELBY

 

Scarborough take on Middlesbrough in Yorkshire Shield tomorrow

14 Oct

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

 

 

Coach Lee Douglas names his squad for Middlesbrough Yorkshire Shield game

12 Oct

Coach Lee Douglas has named his squad for Saturday’s Yorkshire Shield 1st round tie with Middlesbrough at Silver Royd. No8 Isaac Faamau is still recovering from a hamstring injury and scrum half Jordan Wakeham continues to recover fallowing a stay in Scarborough Hospital last week. Back row Ben Martin, home from university, is in the squad.

      ISAAC FAAMAU IS STILL TO RECOVER FROM HIS HAMSTRING INJURY 

POCKLINGTON PIP SCARBOROUGH IN COLTS GAME AT SILVER ROYD TODAY

9 Oct

Another lively game at Silver Royd today. A good 31-17 win for a well organised Pocklington colts side. Scarborough played their full part in the game with Gregory Parker and Tom Anderson running in a try apiece and Lewis Ward adding two conversations and a penalty.

SCARBOROUGH SWAMP ACKLAM AT SILVER ROYD.

9 Oct

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NINO CUTINO ON THE CHARGE AGAINST ACKLAM      PHOTOGRAPH: ANDY STANDING

Scarborough made short work of Yorkshire One bottom club Acklam winning 68-8 at Silver Royd yesterday.The Middlesbrough-based side stuck to their task in a keenly-contested start but trailed 20-3 at the break. The Seasiders 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. Next week Scarborough are in action at Silver Royd against another Teeside outfit with Middlesbrough RFC the opposition in an RFU intermediate Cup first round game.

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SKIPPER MATTY JONES WAS IN FINE FORM ON HIS RETURN TO SILVER ROYD  PHOTOGRAPH DAVE CAMPBELL

 

 

Nino returns against Acklam

7 Oct

 

 

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NINO CUTINO ON THE CHARGE AGAINST ILKLEY IN HIS FIRST SCARBOROUGH STINT

Acklam travel south to Silver Royd tomorrow looking for their first win on the road this season. The Middlesbrough-based club slid to big defeats at Old Brods (59-0) and 36-0 at Keighley last month. However they have fared better at home beating North Ribblesdale 21-17 and going down 12-23 after a hard-fought encounter with Heath last week. The Teesiders threw away a hatful of try scoring opportunities and failed to cash-in on their first half possession. Heath took tentative control after the break and led 23-5 near the end. Acklam fly-half Daniel Ashton rounded off the scoring with a brilliant solo effort he converted himself; so he’s one to watch this tomorrow.

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ISSAC LIMPED OFF WITH A HAMSTRING INJURY AT YARNBURY  photo: ANDY STANDING

Skipper Matty Jones made a good start to his second spell at the club scoring a try in the team’s first away win of the season at Yarnbury last week. Scarborough got off to a flying start racing to a 17-0 lead early in the game but appeared to run out of steam after the break and Matty’s late try just gave the visitors the edge in a 29-25 bonus-point win. As you probably know my domestic situation has restricted me to home games for the time being, but my ‘spies’ tell me that the Seasiders wilted after Issac Faamau limped off with a pulled hamstring after half an hour and struggled for fitness in the second half.

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JORDAN WAKEHAM MISSES TOMORROW’S GAME FOLLOWING ILLNESS

If you follow social media you will know that young Jordan Wakeham spent several days in Scarborough hospital early this week and is still recovering. He’s on the mend and will, I’m sure, be back in action soon. Alex Rowley, a product of the club’s mini and youth setup makes his first team debut in Jordan’s place at scrum-half. Also missing tomorrow is Isaac Faamau nursing his hamstring and Graham Hogg who is still waiting for clearance to play from the medics. Nino Cutino makes his first appearance back at the club and Aaron Wilson who also started off in our minis makes his first team debut tomorrow. Scarborough and Acklam’s last meeting at Silver Royd on the 14th September 2013 saw the Seasiders win 52-0.

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PHIL WATSON

Good news for the club is the return from long-term injury of ex-captain Phil Watson; he turns out for the Vikings at Driffield. The Danesmen are also in action against Driffield but at Silver Royd; they take on the woldsmen’s 4th XV. All three games kick off at 3pm.

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THE VICTORIOUS VALKYRIES AT DARLINGTON LAST SEASON

On Sunday the Silver Royd club’s ladies team, the Valkryies entertain visitors Workington Ladies in the first round of the National Knockout competition. The local women were let down by Bradford Salem who couldn’t raise a team last Sunday so they’ll be hoping their game goes ahead. Valkryies-Workington kicks off at 2.45pm.

And finally, a terrific sportsman’s dinner at the J.M. Guthrie clubhouse last week was graced by the club’s guest of honour Sean Fitzgerald. The legendary former All Black captain gave a sell out gathering a unique insight into rugby at the very highest level with his inspirational speech and gave us all plenty of food for thought on all matters rugby.

SEAN FITZPATRICK AT SILVER ROYD (RIGHT)

 

Nino back at Silver Royd 

5 Oct


Scarborough RUFC has announced that prop Nino Cutino who left for Harrogate two seasons ago has rejoined the club. He has been picked to face visitors Acklam at Silver Royd on Saturday. In other news scrum-half Jordan Wakeham who spent several days in hospital this week will miss the game as will Isaac Faamua who injured a hamstring last week in the 29-25 win at Yarnbury. Drew Govier also plays as do Alex Rowley and Aaron Wilson who move up from the Vikings.

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