Selby fight for Yorkshire One survival at Silver Royd tomorrow – Isaac Faamau plays his last game for Scarborough

21 Apr

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ISAAC FAAMAU IN ACTION IN A RECENT GAME WITH HULLENSIANS photo ANDY STANDING

It must be my advancing years because time seems to fly by so much quicker than it used to and before we know it the final game of the season is upon us and Scarborough take on Selby at Silver Royd tomorrow.

The Seasiders played Selby on the opening game on a day of downpours back in September and lost 10-6 in the rain. Since then the two clubs’ fortunes could not have been more different, with Selby’s Yorkshire One survival coming down to the need for a win tomorrow and Scarborough having had their most successful season since promotion from Yorkshire Two in 2006.

YORKSHIRE ONE (THE BOTTOM FOUR)

POSITION   TEAM                                PLAYED  WON POINTS

11                 NORTH RIBBLESDALE  25            7         33

12                 SELBY                                25             6         32

13                 YARNBURY                      25             5         32

14                 ACKLAM                           25             4         25 relegated

 As you can see from the table above, it all comes down to tomorrow’s games with North Ribblesdale entertaining West Leeds and Yarnbury on the road at Keighley. Mind you, Selby have’ form’ in last ditch ‘shoot outs’ having recovered from a not-dissimilar league position to beat Scarborough 33-31 with an injury-time penalty on the final day of last season. That result ensured their survival in Yorkshire One for this season; so hold on to your hats!!

For tomorrow’s game, back row Drew Govier and Hooker Ethyne Terblanche return from injury but man of the match against Hullensians Aaron Wilson and prop Paul Taylor are missing. Joe Lenton moves up from the Vikings as does Tom Read; Isaac Faamau plays his final game for the club.  The Seasiders have already set a new record for consecutive Yorkshire One wins at five and could stretch it further if they were to win tomorrow. The best they could manage previously was in 2001/2002 when they won four consecutive games early in their promotion winning campaign to North Two.

DREW GOVIER (SECOND FROM RIGHT) RETURNS TO ACTION TOMORROW photograph ANDY STANDING

2017-01-29 drew Govier ACKLAM SHARP

Isaac’s boots will be huge ones to fill but with a plethora of home grown talent such as Tom Anderson, Jonty Holloway, Drew Govier, James Leach, Ben Martin, Joe Marshall, Mikey Readman Matty Young, Jordi Wakeham, Aaron Wilson, Alex Rowley, Joe Lenton, Rich Scales and Joe Holliday playing with skill, commitment, and growing maturity the future looks bright at Silver Royd.

It will be sad to say farewell to Isaac who has been a colossus in the ranks since his arrival in 2015. The big Kiwi No8 has been as popular off the field as he has been on it and he’ll be sorely missed by all at Silver Royd.

ISAAC  OPENS THE SCORING AGAINST HULLENSIANS

photograph HEATHER STANDING

2017-04-21 ISAAC SCORES AGAINST HULL

 

 

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