Archive | September, 2017

Scarborough bounce back for Bonus point win against Salem

30 Sep

Ben Martin wins a lineout at a busy Silver Royd

PHOTO DAVE CAMPBELL

SCARBOROUGH 48. BRADFORD SALEM 14

by DAVE CAMPBELL

Scarborough bounced back from last week’s defeat at York running in seven tries against Bradford Salem at Silver Royd this afternoon.

The Seasiders set off at a canter and following an early Tom Harrison penalty ran in four first half tries without reply to clinch a bonus point and lead 29-0 at half time.

Starting for the first time,  Euan Govier scored just after the break to match brother Drew’s first half touchdown with Harrison converting for 36-0.

A further try from substitute Mikey Readman stretched the lead to 41-0 before Salem replied with a couple of late converted efforts. Fullback Jonty Holloway scored with the last move of the game for a resounding 48-14 Scarborough win.

Half Brothers Harry Domett and Sam Dawson bagged a first half try apiece in front of their Dad Duncan who was visiting from New Zealand.

MY FULL REPORT AND PICTURES FROM STEVE LILLEY IN THURSDAY’S SCARBOROUGH NEWS

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30 Sep

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HARRY DOMETT RETURNS AND GOVIER BROTHERS PLAY AGAINST SALEM

28 Sep

2017-09-16 brothers GOVIER SHARPEUAN AND DREW GOVIER START AGAINST BRADFORD SALEM ON SATURDAY

Three consecutive bonus-points wins elevated Coach Simon Smith’s charges to joint top of Yorkshire One with York going into last week’s game at Clifton Park. However, they were brought back down to earth with a bang conceding eight tries in a resounding 7-56 first defeat of the season.

DREW GOVIER WINS A LINEOUT AGAINST YORK LAST WEEKimg_9349

York played with verve and purpose and thoroughly deserved their win. Matty Jones’s men struggled to get into the game with the home pack dominant. 13-0 up at the break the Minstermen cut loose scoring seven second half tries. Matty Oxtoby got a consolation try converted by Tom Harrison near the end of the game, however we were outplayed on the day and now have to move on.

Saturday’s opponents at Silver Royd are Bradford Salem who have made a steady start to the season winning both of their home games against newly-promoted Moortown and struggling Selby. They have been less successful on the road losing to Hullensians and Keighley.

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HARRY DOMETT RETURNS TO ACTION ON SATURDAY.


For this game Harry Domett who pulled a hamstring in the pre-season game with Hemel Hempstead returns on the right wing, Aaron Wilson starts in the second row and Euan Govier  comes in for the injured Ali Sutton joining brother Drew in the back row. Ben Martin who came on as a substitute at York returns at No8. Last Season Scarborough won comfortably 27-0 at Salem’s Shay Lane ground in October but were made to struggle in the return game at Silver Royd before a late Tom Harrison penalty sealed a narrow 15-13 victory. Scarborough versus Bradford Salem on Saturday 30th September kicks-off at 3pm. Also on Saturday the Vikings are on the road for a traditionally difficult fixture at BP CHEMICALS.

Scarborough blown away 56-7 by a complete York performance at Clifton Park.

23 Sep

Scarborough back row Drew Govier wins a lineout at Clifton Park this afternoon!

Scarborough slid to their first defeat of the season outclassed by league leaders York.

Trailing 0-13 after a tight first half, the floodgates opened after the break as the Minstermen added seven tries to their solitary first half touchdown.

Following a solid first half the visiting scrum was decimated in the second forty before Second row Matty Oxtoby scored a late consolation try for the Seasiders. Fly half Tom Harrison converted.

High flying Scarborough face big test at York on Saturday.

21 Sep

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PHIL  WATSON ( BLUE SCRUM CAP) RETURNS TO ACTION AT YORK ON SATURDAY pictures ANDY STANDING

High flying Scarborough travel to Clifton Park on Saturday looking to extend their three game bonus point winning start to the season.

York has been racking up points for fun and last Saturday pummelled visitors Wheatley Hills to a 76-14 defeat. Scarborough had beaten ‘hills’ 29-15 at their home ground last week.

The Seasiders will welcome back second row Phil Watson and centre Billy Parker who were unavailable last week. Jim Perrett will move to full-back with Jack Anderson continuing on the right wing. Aaron Wilson, last week’s man-of-the-match with start at no8. Mikey Whitton, Ben Martin and veteran Paul White are on the bench.

Victories at Clifton Park are rare but Coach Simon Smith’s young team will look to stretch their winning start to a fourth consecutive win against a team who are looking like prospective Yorkshire One champions. Best of luck to the young seasiders!!

 

 

 

FULL REPORT ON SCARBOROUGH’S BONUS POINT DEFEAT OF SELBY!

21 Sep

 

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EUAN AND DREW GOVIER AFTER THE 43-7 DEFEAT OF SELBY

YORKSHIRE ONE

SCARBOROUGH 43 SELBY 7

By Dave Campbell.

Scarborough’s young side served up another feast of running rugby at Silver Royd to dispatch visitors Selby 43-7, running in seven tries to remain joint top of Yorkshire One.

The Seasiders had to effect a major re-shuffle to their winning lineup from the previous week at Wheatley Hills with wing Matty Young, No8 Ben Martin and second row Phil Watson out injured; Jack Anderson, Aaron Wilson and Mikey Readman deputised. Centre Billy Parker was unavailable and was replaced by Jim Perrett and Jordan Wakeham started at scrum half. Tom Harrison moved to fullback for Perrett whilst Phil Stewart started at fly-half.

However, even with seven changes and shocking pink shirts for the club’s Ladies Day the start was identical to the previous week in south Yorkshire; a try in the first minute of the game. A move started deep in their own half saw the Seasiders release Anderson who scampered up the right touchline before releasing Perrett who sprinted away to ground under the uprights. Harrison added the extras for a 7-0 lead.

The contrast between the tactics of the teams couldn’t have been more marked with Selby keeping it tight, looking to take the tackle and steamroller through the centre Rugby League-style and Scarborough passing out of the tackle and getting the ball wide.

And when the Seasiders’ second try came it was a prime example of the latter style; centre Tom Ratcliffe gliding over in the 19th minute to complete a move involving Harrison, Sam Dawson, Nino Cutino and Jonty Holloway. Harrison converted to stretch the lead to fourteen points.

Scarborough had to work hard for possession in the forwards but when they did get their hands on the ball they made it count. On the half-hour a break by Ratcliffe saw the big man release Holloway who had come off his own wing; the youngster confidently executed a cheeky ‘show and go’ leaving to defenders in his wake as he powered over for his sixth try in three games. The metronomic boot ofTom Harrison made it 21-0.

Scarborough then had plenty of defending to do deep in their own half with Selby’s hard running No8 J.Booth and centre Jack Cockerham making inroads. However composure under pressure from lock Matty Oxtoby, back row Ali Sutton and hard-tackling No8 Aaron Wilson helped keep the home line intact.

Selby did get on the score sheet in the 39th minute when winger Harry Cruise squeezed over in the corner wide on their left and Mark Leetham converted to reduce the arrears to fourteen points at 21-7.

Jordan Wakeham rounded off the half in the 40th minute with one of his signature opportunist tries. Confusion at the base of a Selby scrum on their own line saw the young scrum-half steal possession and dive over Tom Daly style on the narrow blind-side avoiding both corner flag and touch-in-goal. Harrison missed his first conversion of the half but Scarborough led 26-7 at the interval.

Selby offered stiff resistance after the break and their hard-running could have produced more but for a superb defensive performance by skipper Matty Jones’s men with Aaron Wilson outstanding. In a scoreless third quarter Selby lost the services of influential No8 Booth with concussion and an injury to Phil Stewart saw a reshuffle in the Scarborough backs with Holloway moving to fullback and Harrison slotting into his regular berth at fly-half.

With substitutes Mikey Whitton, Euan Govier and Lewis Ward all in action, skipper Matty Jones’ men finished the game in style running in three tries in the fourth quarter. Hooker Sam Dawson scored his first league try when he got on the end of a flowing threequarters move in the 62nd minute; Harrison converting for 33-7 and Tom Ratcliffe bagged his second following a scrum just outside the visitors 22 in the 75th minute to stretch the lead to 38-7.

Jack Anderson who impressed in his first league start this season rounded off the scoring with a typical blistering run and touchdown wide on the right for 43-7 in the 79th minute. And it was typical of the attitude of Simon Smith’s charges that they were still looking to run the ball from deep in their own half in the dying seconds of a thoroughly entertaining game.

CAMPBELL’S COMMENT

Coach Simon Smith’s class of 2017 continue to entertain with their style of slick running rugby and seven tries and a third bonus point was just reward for a committed performance against a Selby side whose limited tactics played into their hands. A spirited defensive performance saw great work from the whole side with Wilson, Drew Govier and Oxtoby outstanding in the forwards. Behind them the whole back division was buzzing with perhaps Tom Harrison, Jordan Wakeham, Tom Ratcliffe and Jim Perrett pick of the bunch. However the elephant in the room is still set-piece possession with scrums and lineouts failing to provide the platform they should.  And despite a great start, without improvement in this vital aspect of their game, progress will be difficult  for Matty Jones’s men this season.

SCARBOROUGH NEWS MAN OF THE MATCH: AARON WILSON

There were so many candidates for man of the match in this game that I was truly spoiled for choice. However Aaron, who I saw make his debut on the wing in a difficult away game last season, has matured and progressed over the last year and his attitude and commitment was outstanding. From clattering try-saving tackles in both halves to his adaptability playing in the back and second rows he made a huge contribution to his team’s success.

SCARBOROUGH: HARRISON ANDERSON RATCLIFFE PERRETT HOLLOWAY STEWART WAKEHAM CUTINO DAWSON JONES(CAPT) READMAN OXTOBY SUTTON D.GOVIER WILSON SUBSTITUTES: WHIUTTON E. GOVIER  WARD (ALL USED)

SELBY: STOKER M.LEETHAM FOX COCKERHAM CRUISE WILKINSON McLOUGHLIN HARDY A.LEETHAM McCOY PARKINSON LANAGHAN EDWARDS CICERO BOOTH SUBSTITUTES TUNNINGLEY HOGAN ALLIOTT

REFEREE: MR HANSON HAIGH

 

 

 

A FEAST OF RUNNING RUGBY AS SCARBOROUGH WIN 43-7 AGAINST SELBY

16 Sep

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SCARBOROUGH 43 SELBY 7

By Dave Campbell.

Scarborough’s young side served up another feast of running rugby at Silver Royd to dispatch visitors Selby 43-7 running in seven tries to remain joint top of Yorkshire One.

Last week’s man of the match Aussie Jim Perrett opened the scoring with only a couple of minutes on the clock following a break by winger Jack Anderson, Fly-half Tom Harrison added the extras for a 7-0 lead.

The Seasiders never had things all their own way against a hard running Selby outfit but surged further ahead in the 19th minute with centre Tom Ratcliffe gliding over and Harrison converting for 14-0.

Ratcliffe then provided the pass for flying winger Jonti Holloway to race away and score his sixth try in three games; Harrison adding the goal for 21-0 in the 32nd minute.

Wing Harry Cruise pulled one back for the visitors and Mark Leetham converted to reduce the arrears at 21-7 before scrum-half Jordan Wakeham grabbed a signature opportunist try to win his side a bonus point and a 26-7 lead at the break.

Selby offered stiff resistance after the break and their hard-running could have produced more but for a superb defensive performance by skipper Matty Jones’s men.

Scarborough’s remaining tries all came in the third quarter with hooker Sam Dawson, Ratcliffe (his second) and Jack Anderson all crossing the whitewash following flowingthreequarters play; Harrison converted Dawson’s effort.

BROTHERS EUAN (LEFT) AND DREW (RIGHT) GOVIER AFTER THE GAME AGAINST SELBY

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SEASIDERS LOOKING TO ERASE MEMORY OF LAST DAY DEFEAT BY SELBY

15 Sep

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MIKEY READMAN (LEFT) COMES IN FOR PHIL WATSON (BLUE SCRUM CAP). photo ANDY STANDING

With the visit to Silver Royd by Selby tomorrow, Coach Simon Smith’s charges will be looking to improve on what was a poor record against Selby last season when they were on the wrong end of a 10-6 scoreline on the road on the opening game of the season and went down 19-25 at Silver Royd on the last day of the 2016/17 campaign.

I wrote at the time that “A lack of mental toughness, apparent motivation and composure led to a shocking defeat at the hands of a Selby side which played their hearts out and more than deserved their win.” On reflection perhaps I was too harsh but it was one of the most disappointing Scarborough games I have reported on. However this season I’ve been greatly heartened by the team’s committed performances in winning our opening two games gaining bonus points from the six-try 36-21 home defeat of Keighley on the opening day of the season and last week’s hard-fought 29-15 win at Wheatley Hills who were relegated from North One at the end of last season.

Selby have yet to win this season but have performed well in defeat in their opening two games. They went down 16-31 at newly-promoted Moortown in the opening day of the season but only fell behind in the game when both fly half Josh Cruise and winger Ben Lunt had to leave the field with injuries in the space of 5 minutes in the first half. Last week they narrowly lost 14-17 to Keighley at home.

For tomorrow’s game Jim Perrett moves from fullback to centre replacing the unavailable Billy Parker, Jordi Wakeham comes in for Phil Stewart who moves to fly-half replacing Tom Harrison who takes the fullback berth. Up front Mikey Readman comes in for Phil Watson in the second row and Aaron Wilson plays at No8 for the injured Ben Martin. 17-year-old Euan Govier joins his brother Drew in the squad; the youngster is on the bench with Mikey Whitton and Jack Anderson. Last week the Wheatley Hills pack dominated the game with skipper Matty Jones’s men still able to triumph despite very little first-phase possession. No doubt Simon Smith will have been working with his forwards on the training paddock in an effort to improve in an effort for improvement at the scrum and lineouts.

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Scarborough make it two from two at Wheatley Hills. FULL REPORT BY DAVE CAMPBELL

14 Sep

Man of the Match: Jim Perrett Photo ANDY STANDING

NORTHERN DIVISION – YORKSHIRE ONE

WHEATLEY HILLS 15 SCARBOROUGH 29

By Dave Campbell

Scarborough claimed a fine 29-15 bonus-point win at Doncaster-based Wheatley HIlls to continue their promising start to the Yorkshire One season.

The South Yorkshiremen were relegated from North One at the end of last season and looked in trouble from the off when a break by Scarborough fullback Jim Perrett  opened up the home defence releasing Drew Govier. The young flanker drew his man and sent winger Jonty Holloway over in the corner with only 5 minutes played for 5-0. Fly-half Tom Harrison failed to convert.

Simple stuff; keep whipping the ball wide and the tries will come? Not a bit of it; it soon became obvious that what appeared to be a pack of forwards stacked with somewhat hefty players was in fact an experienced and cohesive unit which would make possession a rare commodity for the Seasiders.

Having said that, it was also obvious that Wheatley had a very limited repertoire behind the pack;  the main tactic being to get it back to the Howitzer boot of fullback Josh Taylor who would either kick for territory or goal. And the rangy number fifteen did just that after quarter of an hour landing a monster penalty from the halfway line to reduce the arrears at 5-3.

The Seasiders did glean some rare possession early in the second quarter when Perrett broke down the outside centre channel on the left, stepped on the gas and combined with centre Tom Ratcliffe to release Holloway. The young wing brushed aside a would-be tackler and romped over to ground near the uprights. Harrison added the extras for a 12-3 Scarborough lead in the 23rd minute.

The south Yorkshiremen continued to dominate in the forward exchanges and much of the action was in the middle third of the paddock.  However some rare possession for the visitors saw Harrison find Perrett just outside the Wheatley Hills 22 and the flying Aussie waltzed round several would-be tacklers to touch down. Harrison converted for a 19-3 lead in the 37th minute.

However the half ended well for the home side as Scarborough prop and skipper Matty Jones was sin-binned on the stroke of half-time for a scrummage offence.  The Wheatley pack butchered what should have been a push-over try when they knocked-on and Scarborough had the put-in at a 5 metre scrum. They in turn were pushed off their own ball and No8 Josh Foy got the touch. Taylor added the extras and Scarborough’s lead was cut to 19-10 at the break.

The pattern set in the first half with the home pack dominating possession continued in the second half and although the visiting players stuck to their tasks the ball retention of the big forwards was exceptional.

However when they did win possession the visitors made good use of it and when they were awarded a penalty in the 52nd minute for offside at a ruck 30 metres out Harrison made his kick count, stretching the lead to 22-10.

Things were by no means settled and the south Yorkshiremen piled on the pressure in the fourth quarter before recording their second try from close range to cut the Scarborough lead to seven points in the 62nd minute.  Fullback Taylor, who had been deadly accurate with his boot for most of the afternoon, missed the straight forward conversion.

At 22-15 the Seasiders had to withstand a Wheatley Hills siege on their own line in the final quarter. But composure in defence and some crunching tackles saw them eventually win possession, lift the siege and get out of their own half.

‘Hills’ infringed just outside their own 22 giving Harrison a chance in the 75th minute to kick his side to what would have been a 10 point winning margin; however he just pulled his effort wide and the difference between the teams remained at seven points.

However some judicious line-kicking by the Scarborough number ten took his side into the home 22 in the final stages of the game and having camped on the line in the final minutes, skipper Matty Jones powered over from short range in the 80th minute. Harrison converted for a hard earned 29-15 win.

CAMPBELL’s COMMENT:

Simon Smith’s charges did exceptionally well to win a game in which they managed to glean only about 30% of the possession. I don’t think the Scarborough pack had huge failings they just came up against a gnarled, well drilled, superior pack of forwards.  However, playing to their strengths and with a committed team effort they managed to fashion four terrific tries and on another day with at least half of the available possession they surely would have had considerably more.

MAN OF THE MATCH: JIM PERRETT

On a day when possession was at a premium, the Seasiders had to capitalise when they got their hands on the ball. Fullback Jim Perrett certainly did that, producing searing pace which set up two tries before running in a spectacular touchdown himself.

SCARBOROUGH: PERRETT YOUNG RATCLIFFE PARKER HOLLOWAY HARRISON STEWART CUTINO DAWSON JONES OXTOBY WATSON SUTTON GOVIER MARTIN SUBSTITUTES: WHITTON WILSON WAKEHAM (all used)

WHEATLEY HILLS: TAYLOR MEARS BUTLER BLESSED BRAY GILVRAY BARKER HAMILTON KERRY STEPHENSON UNDY CLAYTON BULLEMENT T.KERRY FOY SUBSTITUTES: NORTON STABLES BROOKFIELD (all used)

Matty Jones scores the clinching try at Wheatley Hills

Photo: ANDY STANDING

Scarborough grab second bonus point win to stay joint-top of Yorkshire One

9 Sep

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WHEATLEY HILLS 15 SCARBOROUGH 29

By Dave Campbell.

Scarborough conceded an early penalty at Doncaster-based outfit Wheatley Hills before taking early control; but were involved in a thrilling close-fought Yorkshire One struggle in South Yorkshire.

‘Hills’ who were relegated from North One at the end of last season fell behind in the second minute when a break by fullback Jim Perrett released back row Drew Govier who sent winger Jonti Holloway over in the 2nd minute for 5-0. Flyhalf Tom Harrison missed the conversion.

Scarborough struggled to get possession as the home pack dominated the close exchanges and Wheatley fullback Josh Taylor cut the arrear to a couple of points with a penalty in the 15th minute.

The Seasiders, who always looked slicker in the backs, extended their lead in the 20th minute when Holloway romped over and grounded between the uprights. Harrrison added the extras for a 12-3 Scarborough lead.

The visitors always looked the likelier of the teams to record the next score and a surging individual effort from Perrett converted by Harrison extended the lead to 19-3 in the 38th minute.

The south Yorkshiremen continued to dominate in the forward exchanges and scored a push-over try on the stroke of half time for Taylor to convert, however the visitors led 19-10 at the break.

An early second half penalty from Harrison extended the Scarborough lead to 22-10 before a close-range touchdown from the home side reduced the arrears at 22-15 mid-way through the second half.

Wheatley Hills laid siege to the visitors’ line in the final quarter but a lack of composure saw them eventually lose their chance to at least grab a draw. Quick thinking in defence saw the Seasiders lift the siege and having camped on the home line in the final minutes, skipper Matty Jones powered over from short range in the 79th minute. Harrison converted for a hard earned 29-15 win.

 

FULL REPORT AND PICTURES BY ANDY STANDY IN THE SCARBOROUGH NEWS ON THURSDAY

 

 

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