MO’S MEMORIAL SHIELD PLUS LAST WEEK’S FIRST TEAM & VALKRYIES REPORTS.

14 Apr

 

As you can see (from above) Easter Monday will be another great day celebrating the lives of Mo Stevenson and Keith Marshall; I hope to see you there!

ISAAC FAAMAU OPENS THE SCORING AGAINST HULLENSIANS photo HEATHER STANDING

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LAST WEEK’S ACTION

SCARBOROUGH 39 HULLENSIANS 32

Scarborough made it nine wins in the last ten with a close-fought but entertaining win against visitors Hullensians’ following a ten try thriller  at Silver Royd.

The Seasiders grabbed an early lead when, following pressure on the visitor’s line, No8 Isaac Faamau took a quick tap-penalty and powered over near the corner flag in the 3rd minute. Fly-half Tom Harrison failed to convert and Scarborough led 5-0.

End to end stuff ensued with both sides looking to run the ball although most of the attacking intent came from broken play and unforced errors.

 Both sides had scoring opportunities in a hectic first quarter but the Humbersiders’ only reward came in the form of a penalty from winger Josh Langford in the 18th minute to reduce the arrears at 5-3.

The seesaw nature of the game continued into the second quarter when winger Matty Young was up in support to finish of a powerful break by flanker Aaron Wilson in the 21st minute; Harrison added the extras for a 12-3 lead.

The Scarborough number ten was Yellow carded in the 26th minute for a high tackle. Hull eschewed a kick and choose the input at a scrum. They won possession and the speedy Langford zipped over in the corner and added the conversion off the upright to reduce the arrears at 12-10 in the 27th minute.

The half ended with the lead changing hands with a penalty from scrum-half Alex Rowley nudging Scarborough 15-10 ahead before Tom McCarthy took advantage of hesitancy in the home defence and crossed for Hullensians on the stroke of halftime. Langford edged the Humbersiders two points ahead with the conversion.

Trailing 15-17 Scarborough started in a hurry and snatched back the lead with less than a minute of the second half on the clock, young winger Tom Anderson winning the race to get the touch on a deft chip through from fullback Tom Ratcliffe.

Matty Young, one of the club’s most improved players, secured the bonus point in the 51st minute when he finished off a flowing threequarters’ move for a 25-17 lead.

Prop Paul Taylor came on for Scarborough in the 58th minute and immediately made an impact in the set-scrum repeatedly driving the visitors off their own ball.

The fourth quarter saw fortunes wax and wane as Hullensians’ hooker Ryan Baron cut the arrears to a single point with a try converted by Langford for 25-24 on the hour before a brilliant Harrison grubber kick split the Hull defence and he stepped on the gas to outpace two defenders and score himself. He added the conversion for 32-24 in the 62nd minute.

All done and dusted? Not a bit of it: A try from Isaac Nathan for the visitor’s gave them hope at 32-29 but following a string of scrum offenses on their own line, they conceded a penalty try which Harrison converted for a 39-29 Scarborough lead.

Centre David Baldwin kicked an injury-time penalty to earn the visitors a losing bonus point to add to their bonus for scoring four tries and the matter was settled at 39-32.

Although strewn with errors from both sides caused mostly by lack of concentration there was much to be admired about a game with so much attacking intent. Scarborough’s proclivity for long miss-passes missing out their centres was an open invitation to intercept, however it made for risky but exciting stuff to watch.

Pick of the forwards were Aaron Wilson, Ben Martin, Isaac Faamau and Paul Taylor whilst behind them young scrum-half Alex Rowley had a solid game. In the backs Tom Harrison was as inventive as ever and youngsters Jonty Holloway and try-scorer Tom Anderson did well. Matty Young excelled once more on the wing.

SCARBOROUGH: RATCLIFFE YOUNG WHITE HOLLOWAY ANDERSON HARRISON ROWLEY CUTINO WILLIAMS ZAVATTI WATSON READMAN MARTIN WILSON FAAMAU SUBSTITUTES: TAYLOR FLAPAN PURDY

MY MAN OF THE MATCH: AARON WILSON

Aaron has not long recovered from injury but his commitment in defence and support work in attack was outstanding in a fast moving encounter.

PAUL TAYLOR MADE A BIG IMPACT WHEN HE CAME ON photo ANDY STANDING

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THE VALKRYIES

A VALKRYIES ATTACKING SCRUM (BELOW)

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VALKRYIES 90 ACKLAM LADIES 0

The Valkryies rounded of their season with the 90-0 defeat of Middlesbrough-based Acklam RUFC ladies at a sun-drenched Silver Royd on Sunday.

The Scarborough ladies took an early lead through Jenna Redmond who was returning from injury; playing for the first time at centre she powered from the Acklam ten metre line to touch down in the 2nd minute. Fullback Mel Halstead converted for a 7-0 lead.

The Valkryies were the more alert of the two outfits and tries followed from Sedgwick, Halstead(2), Redmond(2), Knight and Carr. Halstead added five conversions for a 50-0 half time lead.

In general it was pretty one-sided stuff with the more cohesive Scarborough forwards having the upper hand whilst their backs had too much pace for the plucky visitors.

Second half tries from Redmond who was named woman of the match, prop Laura Welburn, Jess Bray(2) and a further two from Mel Halstead who added another five conversions for a personal total of 40 poin, saw the Silver Royd girls to a massive 90-0 win.

Full credit must go to Acklam who played the game in a sporting and determined manner but the Teeside girls were outgunned by a Valkryies side which finished off a frustrating season with some real champagne rugby.

WOMAN OF THE MATCH JENNA REDMOND

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