Archive | August, 2017

2017/18 SEASON KICKS OFF WITH VISIT OF KEIGHLEY TO SILVER ROYD ON SATURDAY.

30 Aug

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SAM DAWSON (WITH ARM ALOFT) SCORED THREE TRIES ON DEBUT TWO WEEKS AGO

Scarborough rugby  club has been busy recruiting during the summer and hooker Sam Dawson half-brother of Harry Domett has joined the club from Wellington; former junior Rob Smith has moved back to Scarborough from Beverley and Ali Sutton who is based in Scarborough has moved from Yorkshire One Champions Bridlington to Silver Royd. The new Youth Development Officer (YDO) Jim Perrett has also joined from his native New South Wales.

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JIM PERRETT STARTS AT FULLBACK AGAINST KEIGHLEY IN SATURDAY’S OPENER

For Saturday afternoon’s game with Keighley Jim Perrett starts at fullback and Phil Stewart stands in for Jordi Wakeham at scrum-half. In the forwards Sam Dawson who scored a hat-trick of tries on debut against Hemel Hemstead starts at hooker, Matty Oxtoby teams up with Phil Watson in the second row and with the departure of Isaac Faamau at the end of last season, Ben Martin is at No8, Ali Sutton starts at blindside and Drew Govier is at seven. Aaron Wilson, Joe Lenton and Michael Whitton are on the bench. Harry Domett is nursing a hamstring injury sustained against Hemel Hemstead whilst Rob Smith is still recovering from injury.

SCARBOROUGH TEAM V KEIGHLEY ON 2nd SEPTEMBER 2017

PERRETT YOUNG RATCLIFFE PARKER HOLLOWAY HARRISON STEWART CUTINO DAWSON JONES WATSON OXTOBY SUTTON GOVIER MARTIN SUBS: WHITTON WILSON LENTON

Coach Simon Smith’s charges have played two pre-season games, losing 17-19 at Driffield before beating visitors Hemel Hemstead 43-7 here at Silver Royd two weeks ago. However, being the first game of the season we don’t know what to expect from Keighley; suffice to say games between the clubs are often close-fought. Last season the west Yorkshiremen edged the game 15-5 on their patch whilst Scarborough managed a 27-15 win in the reciprocal fixed following a lively tussle at Silver Royd.

ALSO AT SILVER ROYD ON SATURDAY: VIKINGS-V-KEIGHLEY & DANESMEN-V-YORK

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DREW GOVIER IN ACTION IN SCARBOROUGH’S 43-7 DEFEAT OF HEMEL HEMSTEAD

 

FULL REPORT AND PICTURES ON SCARBOROUGH-HEMEL HEMPSTEAD FRIENDLY

24 Aug

Sam Dawson drives to the Hemel line

 

PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY MATCH

SCARBOROUGH 43   HEMEL HEMSTEAD 7

REPORT AND PICTURES By DAVE CAMPBELL

Scarborough ran in seven tries in an entertaining pre-season friendly at Silver Royd against Hemel Hemstead RFC who are coached by former Seasiders’ skipper and Coach Jason Lowde.

Both sides play at level 7 of the RFU league set-up so an evenly fought contest was anticipated. However, wing Matty Young having gone close a couple of times, Scarborough took the lead with only six minutes gone when debutante hooker Sam Dawson looped round from his own throw at an attacking line out and powered over for the opening score and a 5-0 lead. Fly-half Tom Harrison was unsuccessful with his conversion attempt.

Hemel came straight back and some of the exchanges were a bit tasty for a so-called friendly but with sympathetic handling from the referee Mr Alistair Taylor, oil was poured on troubled waters.

The Seasiders had by far the sharper of the back divisions and it was no surprise when a slick move down the left flank saw Harry Domett squeeze through a gap near the touchline to surge over, cut in and ground under the posts in the 24th minute. Harrison added the extras for 12-0.

The visitors probably had the better of the tight exchanges early in the game and their No8 Gary Jahn; running from the base of the scrums looked a very good player indeed. Hemel reduced the arrears to five points at 7-12 on the half hour when they were awarded a penalty try which under the new changes to the rules didn’t have to be converted.

Scarborough continued to look good with ball in hand and centre Tom Ratcliffe galloped in having collected a sweet inside pass from Domett in the 36th minute. Harrison converted for 19-7. And the lead was stretched to 26-7 at the break when lock Matty Oxtoby, who had been charging about the paddock like a young bull, surged over. Harrison added the extra two.

Their nineteen point lead probably flattered Scarborough somewhat but as he had done in the first half, Dawson started the second forty minutes with an early try to stretch the lead to 31-7 in the 42nd minute.

Competitive forward packs enjoyed a spirited joust in midfield and Mr Taylor kept them honest with his wise old head. Harry Domett was stopped just short of the line following a bustling run but pulled a hamstring and limped off in the 55th minute.

In a spirited conclusion to a hugely entertaining afternoon Dawson broke from a lineout and powered over in the 67th minute to complete a hat-trick; Harrison goaled for 38-7. And new Aussie Youth Development Officer Jim Perrett playing at fullback completed an emphatic 43-7 home win in the closing minutes when he turned on the afterburners to join the line on the overlap and scorch up the right touchline for a spectacular try.

Following a good performance in a narrow 17-19 defeat at North One side Driffield, Coach Smith’s charges impressed in this game against a side on tour whose strength was unknown. However you can only play what is in front of you and Scarborough worked hard and impressed. Fullback Jim Perrett looked solid, the back division looked slick and Tom Harrison just improves with age. The forward pack held their own with Dawson, Oxtoby, Phil Watson, Drew Govier and Rich Scales trying his hand at No8, taking the plaudits.

MAN OF THE MATCH:  SAM DAWSON

Kiwi hooker Sam Dawson made an immediate impression with an early try and went on to grab a hat-trick. His ebullient efforts around the paddock will have impressed his Coach Simon Smith and certainly left a good Silver Royd turnout wanting more.

 

 

 

 

Harry Domett to miss start of the season.

20 Aug

Having missed two seasons with a serious knee injury, Scarborough wingman Harry Domett, who had earlier scored a spectacular try, limped out of the pre-season friendly with Hemel Hempstead at Silver Royd. His knee was uninjured but he could be out of action for six weeks with a hamstring injury.

Scarborough RUFC girls pack bags all day today at Proudfoot’s Newby.

19 Aug

Having my bag packed by one of the youngsters from the girls’ section at

Proudfoot’s.

 Scarborough Rugby Club girls’ section packed bags on Saturday at Proudfoot’s in Newby to raise funds for their tour to Belfast next weekend. The girls travel on Friday and play games in Belfast on Saturday and Sunday and hope to see local hero Zoe Aldcroft when they attend the Woman’s Rugby World Cup Final on Sunday evening,

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scarborough win 43-7 in pre-season friendly with Hemel Hempstead at Silver Royd

19 Aug

Sam Dawson celebrates his hat-trick of tries.

 

SCARBOROUGH 43 HEMEL HEMSTEAD 7

By Dave Campbell

A good Silver Royd turnout saw Scarborough run in seven tries in an entertaining pre-season ‘friendly’ this afternoon.

Coached by former Scarborough skipper and Coach Jason Lowde, the Hertfordshire outfit provided the opposition in a 2nd XV game which kicked off at lunchtime and was followed by a spirited clash between sides drawn from the first XV squads of both clubs.

A cracking first half saw the Seasiders race to an early 12-0 lead thanks to tries from hooker Sam Dawson and wing Harry Domett, one converted by fly-half Tom Harrison before a penalty try for the visitors reduced the arrears to five points at 12-7 with a penalty try on the half hour.

Tries from centre Tom Ratcliffe and second row Matty Oxtoby, both converted by Harrison saw Scarborough lead 26-7 at the break.

The home side were quickest out of the blocks in the second forty minutes when Dawson touched down for his second try and a 31-7 lead and completed his hat-trick with a try converted by Harrison for 38-7.

New Youth Development Officer (YDO) Aussie Jim Perrett playing at fullback completed an emphatic 43-7 home win with a spectacular try in the closing minutes.  

Not a lot of knowledge can be gained from pre-season games; however, Scarborough looked to play some free flowing, running rugby which must auger well for the coming season.

  Harry Domett is tackled short of the line.

 

 

 

 

Scarborough playing at Driffield in a pre-season friendly on Friday 11th August.

8 Aug

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With the return of Coach Simon Smith from the USA and skipper Matty Jones from his sojourn in the Mediterranean, the club’s pre-season programme has gathered momentum and the Seasiders travel to Kelleythorpe on Friday evening to take on North One East side Driffield at 6.30pm. Presumably the game will be played over four twenty minute periods giving both clubs a chance to look at all of their squads in different formations and positions. Saturday will see the Vikings face off with a Danesman’s squad at Silver Royd, kick-off 3pm.

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SKIPPER MATTY JONES

How things have changed since the days of volunteers behind the bar and a choice of Mild, Bitter or Lager at the old club back before the turn of the century. Scarborough RUFC’s e-zine which is emailed to members, this week carried an advert for SKINNY BEER which is gluten free, light and only 89 calories a bottle. I remember being flummoxed when a lady guest back in the 80s asked for me a Perrier Water; I’m afraid we could only offer her Adam’s Ale!

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