Double Tyke joy as Scarborough and Yorkshire Carnegie win double-header at Silver Royd. DAVE CAMPBELL reports.

21 Jan

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YORKSHIRE CARNEGIE ON THE CHARGE AT SILVER ROYD

photograph DAVE CAMPBELL

First up  in this afternoon’s double-header was the B & I cup tie between Yorkshire Carnegie and Ealing Trailfinders. Ealing ran in an early try and maintained their lead at the break. The Middlesex-based side stretched their advantage with a penalty but Carnegie moved to within three points of the visitors with a converted try at 7-10. A late try by the Leeds-based outfit saw them run out narrow 14-10 winners of a turgid affair.

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SCARBOROUGH DRIVE FORWARD AT AN ATTACKING SCRUM IN THEIR 52-10 DEFEAT OF NORTH RIBBLESDALE   photograph DAVE CAMPBELL

Scarborough’s game with Yorkshire One’s bottom club didn’t have to be outstanding to follow a lack-lustre British and Irish Cup game between Yorkshire Carnegie and visitors Ealing Trailfinders at Silver Royd; however a flowing spirited encounter saw the the promotion-chasing Seasiders run in eight thrilling tries against a far from acquiescent  North Ribblesdale.

Skipper Matty Jones’s side opened the scoring with less than two minutes on the clock when centre Tom Ratcliffe broke from deep, combining with fullback Matty Young to send wingman Joe Marshall over in the corner. Centre Graeme Hogg added a terrific conversion from the touchline for 7-0.

A further touchdown in the same corner by lock Mikey Readman converted in the same manner by Hogg stretched the home lead to 14-0 in the 9th minute. Fly-half Mick Thwaite reduced the arrears at 14-3 before Prop Nino Cutino crossed and Hogg kicked another towering touchline conversion to see Scarborough lead 21-3 at the break.

Coach Lee Douglas’s charges had struggled somewhat at the set pieces in the first half but a re-jigged scrum saw them dominate after the break running in five tries to ‘Ribb’s’ one. Hogg rounded off a terrific display with a second half try and kicked two further far-from-easy conversions in Scarborough’s 52-10 win.

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