OLD BRODS NEXT UP AT SILVER ROYD Dave Campbell looks forward to tomorrow’s league action.

24 Mar

ISAAC FAAMAU ON THE CHARGE AT NORTH RIBB photograph ANDY STANDING2017-03-23 ISAAC FAAMAU AT NORTH RIBBLESDALE

It seems a long time since the start of the season and as is normal in March the games are now somewhat fewer in their frequency. Two weeks ago Matty Jones’s men made the 200 plus miles round trip to Settle for the game with North Ribblesdale and for the first time in several seasons came away from Grove Park with a win. A slow Scarborough start saw North Ribb race to an early 14-0 lead.  However the visitors hit back with a try from first team debutante young Jonty Holloway followed by a touchdown from Matty Young. Conversions from Tom Harrison and Graham Hogg levelled the scores at 14-14. After the break a second try for Matty Young converted by Graham Hogg and a couple of North Ribb penalties saw the Seasiders to a narrow but deserved 21-20 win.

Old Brodleians tomorrow’s league opponents at Silver Royd have an almost identical record to Scarborough with the exception being that the west Yorkshiremen have won one less game having drawn 27-27 at York; both sides have earned 14 bonus points this season. On their last league outing on the 11th of March ‘Brods’ suffered a 22-29 home defeat by local rivals Heath. Earlier in the season Coach Lee Douglas’s charges won the corresponding fixture 32-13 at Hipperholme.

Devin Ibanez sustained a neck injury against North Ribblesdale and ended up in York Hospital with two fractures of the Cricoid cartilage in his throat. The young American back row will be out of action for three games but hopes to return if selected for the final game of the season against Selby at Silver Royd on the 25th of April.  Aaron Wilson, Drew Govier, James Leach and Harry Domett are all long-term injury victims and are unlikely to play again this season. Jonty Holloway who scored a try on his debut last week retains his place and makes his first team home debut. Tom Anderson who has made a big impression with the Vikings is likely to make his first XV debut tomorrow; Phil Watson and Chris Purdy are also in the squad. Last season Scarborough and Old Brods fought out a 31-31 draw at Silver Royd; a similarly exciting game with hopefully Scarborough going one better would delight Coach Lee Douglas tomorrow.

HULLENSIANS BREAK FROM DEFENCE photograph DAVE CAMPBELL

2017-03-23 HULLENSIANS BREAK FROM DEFENCE.jpg

VICTORIOUS VALKRYIES AT ACKLAM

2017-03-24 VICTORIOUS VALKRYIES

Although there was no first team action last weekend there was still plenty of senior action. At Silver Royd on Saturday the club’s third string, the Vikings beat Hullensian 15-5. The following day the Valkryies recorded a massive 96-5 win at Acklam Ladies. A full report on both games, including a report on tomorrow’s Old Brods clash and a look forward to April’s action can be found in my column in the Scarborough Review, out on the 31st of March.

 

DEVIN IBANEZ photograph DAVE CAMPBELL

2017-03-24 DEVIN IBANEZ

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