Dave Campbell previews tomorrow’s Heath-Scarborough game

31 Mar

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BILLY PARKER AND LONI-LONI IN ACTION AGAINST HEATH photo ANDY STANDING

Scarborough travel to Heath tomorrow for their final away game of the season having disposed of Old Brodleians by a massive 69-20 scoreline at Silver Royd last Saturday. However, they know that tomorrow’s clash at the Halifax-based outfit’s North Dean ground will be a completely different kettle of fish to last week’s eleven try romp in the sun; particularly as they will be without the services of influential skipper Matty Jones who sustained a broken toe in last week’s game.

Also missing from the Seasiders’ line-up is forward Ethynne Terblance who suffered a concussion against Brods. Scarborough came out on top when the teams met in the corresponding game at Silver Royd winning 24-3 following a hard-fought game, thanks to tries from Matty Jones, Nino Cutino and Aaron Wilson who returns to the squad from injury tomorrow.

Heath have had a good 2017 so far winning seven of their last nine games including the 23-13 defeat of Beverley; however they provided the first away win for struggling North Ribblesdale losing 15-13. North Dean has been a fairly happy hunting ground for the Seasiders over the last few seasons; they last lost to Heath on the road in 2013. Last year the game between the clubs at North Dean ended in a 20-20 draw

Heath has a well-drilled cohesive forward pack which has been the basis of their recent resurgence. How Scarborough cope with the loss of skipper and tight-head prop Matty Jones and the consequent reshuffle of their front row could determine the outcome of tomorrow’s game.

 

 

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