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SCARBOROUGH SNATCH 34-32 WIN AT RISHWORTHIANS WITH AMAZING INJURY-TIME COMEBACK

28 Oct

2017-10-28 RISH-SBORO SCRUM

SCARBOROUGH DEFEND A FIRST HALF SCRUM

OLD RISHWORTHIANS 32 SCARBOROUGH 34

By DAVE CAMPBELL

Scarborough bagged a fourth consecutive bonus-point with an amazing late comeback at Old Rishworthians.

The Seasiders played into the teeth of a gale force wind blowing down the Calder valley and saw themselves trailing 7-15 after half an hour courtesy of four penalties and a drop-goal from Rishworthians fly-half Josh Kelly all wind-assisted efforts either from the half-way line or inside his own half. A try from No8 Ben Martin converted by Tom Ratcliffe had briefly given the visitors a 7-6 lead after six minutes.

Scarborough were looking to get to the break without further upset but gifted Rishworthians scrum-half Gary Morris an interception try in the 36th minute which Kelly converted for 22-7. Coach Simon Smith’s charges stuck to their task and following a period of pressure on the home line Ratcliffe powered over and converted himself to reduce the arrears to eight points at the break.

With the wind behind them in the second half Scarborough really looked like they meant business and scored within a minute of the re-start when Ben Martin went over for his second touchdown to peg the home side back at 22-19; however some slick handling into the wind by ‘Rish’ saw Morris go over in the 46th minute. Kelly converted and added a penalty five minutes later for a 32-19 Rishworthians lead.

Scarborough heads never went down and Martin went over to clinch a hat-trick in the 66th minute and reduce the lead to 32-24.

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BEN MARTIN RAN IN A HAT-TRICK OF TRIES AT OLD RISHWORTHIANS

With time running out and Scarborough battering away at the home line Ratcliffe kicked a close-range penalty to earn what would have been a losing bonus point for his side. However the Seasiders secured the ball from Rishworthians re-start and moved up-field in injury time. A half-break in the middle saw centre Bill Parker break several tackles and stretch out to level the scores between the posts. And Ratcliffe completed a remarkable turnaround with the conversion for 34-32 and the celebrations commenced.

A magnificent effort from Mikey Whitton saw the young prop named man of the match.

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MAN OF THE MATCH: MIKEY WHITTON

 

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Preview and team news from both sides as Scarborough travel to Old Rishworthians tomorrow

26 Oct

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OLD RISHWORTHIANS 2017/2018 courtesy ORRFC twitter

Scarborough travel to Old Rishworthians tomorrow looking to continue their good league form which has seen them lose only one Yorkshire League game a 56-7 defeat by league-leaders York on the road. However they have recorded six bonus-point win the last being their 37-5 defeat of Old Brodlieans at Silver Royd last week.

Old Rishworthians were promoted as runners-up to Moortown in Yorkshire Two last season and have had mixed fortunes so far this campaign. The Halifax-based outfit have recorded three wins; a terrific 25-18 result on the road (or should I say down the road; it’s a very short distance!) at Heath and home victories over North Ribblesdale and Wheatley Hills. Last week they were beaten 25-12 at home by Middlesbrough.

For tomorrow’s game Rishworthians will be without centre Ben Wainwright with concussion and wing Kian Stewart who is out with an ankle injury. Player-Coach Chris Stone is an injury doubt but influential prop Harry Whitfield returns after missing last week’s defeat by Middlesbrough. The only change from last week’s lineup for the visitors is Phil Stewart at fly-half who replaces Tom Harrison who had his hand broken in two places by a stamp from a Brods player last week.

Although this is the first time the clubs’ have met in the league, there is one result from a meeting in the Yorkshire Challenge Shield in 2013 when Scarborough won 44-7 at Rishworthians’ Copley HQ.

Also in action tomorrow are the Vikings who entertain Bridlington 2nds at Silver Royd, kick-off 3pm.

Dave Campbell’s comment on injury to Scarborough’s Tom Harrison

26 Oct

CAMPBELL’S COMMENT

Rugby is a game of physical contact and if not played to its laws and spirit can be dangerous. At RFU level 7 the game is in general an amateur one and players having played on a Saturday; have to go to work on a Monday to support their families. The action of the Brods’ player who stamped on Scarborough player Tom Harrison’s hand and broke it in two places was thuggery plain and simple. His injury has left the recipient, a new father unable to drive and therefore unable to work. Given the nature of the game, accidents will inevitably happen and injuries will occur; however this was no accident and in my opinion a stiffer sanction than the yellow card shown in this case would be appropriate.

Dave Campbell’s FULL report on Scarborough-Old Brodlieans

26 Oct

RFU NORTHERN DIVISION – YORKSHIRE ONE

SCARBOROUGH 37  OLD BRODLIEANS 5 

By DAVE CAMPBELL

2017-10-22 TOM RATCLIFFE V BRODS

 

CENTRE TOM RATCLIFFE SLIPS A PASS IN THE GAME AGAINST BRODS LAST SATURDAY

Scarborough ran in six tries for the fourth consecutive Saturday, repeating last week’s Yorkshire Shield success against Old Brods; this time in the league where their 37-5 win moved them up to second place in Yorkshire One.

Old Brodlieans playing with a gale force wind behind them thanks to STORM BRIAN drove upfield and retained possession through the phases. They were awarded a penalty inside the Scarborough 22 which they kicked to touch. The Seasiders infringed at the resulting lineout and the visitors kicked for touch again. This time the outcome was more successful and hooker Cameron Hucker was driven over in the 8th minute. Flyhalf Dan Cole failed to harness the elements and missed the conversion.

Having in mind the dismissal of a couple of Scarborough players at Middlesbrough for retaliation, Brods looked to put themselves about a bit and unsettle the home side with some cheap shots. However skipper Matty Jones’s men kept their cool and set about working themselves back into the game.

The Scarborough scrum began to dominate with props Mikey Whitton and Paul Taylor in punishing form; the west Yorkshiremen defended well but following severe pressure on their line, centre Bill Parker burst over to level the scores at 5-5 in the 23rd minute.

A try absolutely out of the top drawer starting from a scrum in their own 22 involving fullback Jim Perrett and taken on by Harry Domett, saw No8 Ben Martin up in support, crash over in the 31st minute for a 10-5 Scarborough lead. And Paul Taylor finished off a superb half personally and for his side with a try on the stroke of halftime. Harrison converted for a 17-5 Scarborough lead at the break.

With the wind behind them, the Seasiders continued to dominate in the second half and winger Jonty Holloway strolled over in the 42nd minute released on the blind-side by scrum-half Jodi Wakeham after the Scarborough pack had pushed the Brods eight off their own ball at a defensive scrum in their own 22. Harrison missed the conversion but added a penalty ten minutes later for 25-5.

Scarborough had the visitors on the rack and some powerful running and carrying by the young home forwards particularly Aaron Wilson, the Govier brothers, Mikey Whitton and No8 Ben Martin was constantly breaking the advantage line. However, sated by this glut of possession the Seasiders perhaps over elaborated at times.

From a ruck halfway in the Brods half Tom Harrison lofted a kick forward on the wind; fullback Jim Perrett charged through from deep beating opponents and teammates alike only to make a hash of grounding the difficult bouncing ball. The move showed the confidence in the Scarborough ranks; however 1% of the execution let them down.

Most of the fourth quarter action took place in the Old Brods’ third of the field with Brods defending desperately. However they were undone in the 60th minute when Perrett pounced on some loose Brods’ play to gallop up the left touchline and ground in the corner to stretch the lead to 30-5.

In an eventful final ten minutes when Paul Taylor was given a standing ovation as he left the field, a Brods’ player was yellow carded when he deliberately stamped on Tom Harrison’s hand in a thuggish act after the referee had awarded the visitors a penalty for an infringement by the Scarborough fly-half.

And the rout was completed in the 79th minute when Perrett powered over for his second touchdown, converted by Harrison for a convincing and very impressive win.

This was another hugely impressive win with the forward pack completely dominant from 1 to 8. The Seasiders back division continues to delight an enthusiastic Silver Royd crowd scoring tries for fun. Perrett, Harrison, Jordi Wakeham and Billy Parker were the pick of the backs with Taylor, Whitton, Wilson and Martin pick of an outstanding pack.

Delight at the win in this game which was well controlled by referee Laurence Pearson was very much tempered by the news that afterwards fly-half Tom Harrison had an X-ray at Scarborough hospital and was found to have broken his hand in two places.

CAMPBELL’S COMMENTS

Rugby is a game of physical contact and if not played to its laws and spirit can be dangerous. At RFU level 7 the game is in general an amateur one and players having played on a Saturday; have to go to work on a Monday to support their families. The action of the Brods’ player who stamped on Scarborough player Tom Harrison’s hand and broke it in two places was thuggery plain and simple. His injury has left the recipient, a new father unable to drive and therefore unable to work. Given the nature of the game, accidents will inevitably happen and injuries will occur; however this was no accident and in my opinion a stiffer sanction than the yellow card shown in this case would be appropriate.

SCARBOROUGH NEWS MAN OF THE MATCH: PAUL TAYLOR (RIGHT)

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Scarborough’s pack dominated in this game with all eight outstanding. Paul Taylor used his experience and technique as a tight-head prop to lead a cohesive front row with Mikey Whitton and Matty Jones and turn the screw throughout with a match winning performance which included scoring a try. He’s indeed a reassuring presence since his return to first team action.

SCARBOROUGH: PERRETT DOMETT RATCLIFFE PARKER HOLLOWAY HARRISON WAKEHAM WHITTON JONES TAYLOR OXTOBY WILSON U.GOVIER D.GOVIER MARTIN SUBSTITUTES: DEAN LENTON SCALES

OLD BRODLIEANS: VINE KILL TOWN CARBUTT CARTER COLE ARMITAGE ASHTON HUCKER PRITCHETT WILLIAMS SYKES VENTO HARRIS AKROYD SUBSTITUTES: RAVEN WROOT STOKES

REFEREE: MR LAURENCE PEARSON

SCARBOROUGH BLOW AWAY CHALLENGE OF OLD BRODS BUT LOSE HARRISON TO A BROKEN HAND

21 Oct

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TOM HARRISON

RFU NORTHERN DIVISION – YORKSHIRE ONE

SCARBOROUGH 37  OLD BRODLIEANS 5  

By DAVE CAMPBELL

Scarborough ran in six tries for the fourth consecutive Saturday, repeating last week’s Yorkshire Shield success against Old Brods; this time in the league where their 37-5 win moved them up to second place.

Old Brodlieans played with a gale force wind behind them thanks to STORM BRIAN and took an early lead when hooker Cameron Hucker was driven over in the 8th minute following an attacking lineout. Flyhalf Dan Cole failed to harness the elements and missed the conversion.

Playing into the teeth of the gale Scarborough set to working themselves back into the game and began to boss the scrums with tight-head prop Paul Taylor in absolutely punishing form.

The west Yorkshiremen defended well for the opening quarter of the game but following severe pressure on their line, centre Bill Parker burst over for the Seasiders to level the scores at 5-5 in the 23rd minute.

A try absolutely out of the top drawer starting in their own 22 involving fullback Jim Perrett and Harry Domett, saw No8 Ben Martin up in support, crash over in the 31st minute for a 10-5 Scarborough lead. And Paul Taylor finished off a superb half personally and for his side with a try on the stroke of halftime. Harrison converted for a 17-5 Scarborough lead at the break.

With the wind behind them, the Seasiders continued to dominate in the second half and winger Jonty Holloway strolled over in the 42nd minute released by scrum-half Jodi Wakeham after the Scarborough pack had pushed the Brods eight off their own ball at a defensive scrum in their own 22. Harrison missed the conversion but added a penalty ten minutes later for 25-5.

Most of the fourth quarter action took place in the Old Brods’ third of the field and Jim Perrett completed the rout with a try on the hour and another in the 79th minute, converted by Harrison for a convincing and very impressive win.

Delight at the win was very much tempered by the news that after the game fly-half Tom Harrison had an Xray at Scarborough hospital and was found to have broken his hand in two places.

MY FULL REPORT  & PICTURES BY ANDY STANDING IN THURSDAY’S SCARBOROUGH NEWS

SCARBOROUGH LOOK FOR SECOND OLD BRODLEIANS WIN

21 Oct

Paul Taylor (below centre) continues at tight-head prop2017-04-14 PTScarborough take on Old Brodleians at Silver Royd later today looking to repeat the result achieved last week on the road against the west Yorkshiremen.

The Seasiders ran in six tries in a 38-19 Yorkshire Shield win at Brods’ Hipperholme HQ last Saturday and although they may be missing Harry Domett and scrum half Jordan Wakeham who will both undergo late fitness tests they will still look to end the visitors’ unbeaten league run this season.

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James Perrett (above) bagged a couple of tries at Brods last week

Mikey Whitton and Paul Taylor will continue in the front row and Billy Parker replaces Paul White in the centre for the game which kicks off at 3pm.

The VIKINGS are also in action today at Silver Royd as they take on Hornsea RUFC also kicking off at three.

VALKRYIES WIN FIRST HOME GAME BEATING HARTLEPOOL ROVERS AT SILVER ROYD

15 Oct

Women’s National Championship (WNC) North Two East

SCARBOROUGH VALKRYIES 36   HARTLEPOOL ROVERS LADIES  7

By DAVE CAMPBELL

2017-10-15 MEL SCORES AGAINST ROVERS

MEL HALSTEAD SPRINTS AWAY FOR HER SECOND TRY IN TODAY’S GAME AT SILVER ROYD

Following a 81-0 thumping at Bishop Auckland last week, the Valkries bounced back to run in seven tries in beating Hartlepool rovers 36-7 at Silver Royd this afternoon.

Playing in almost tropical temperatures for October the Scarborough girls took an early lead when last season’s leading try scorer Mel Halsead went over for 5-0. This was quickly followed by a try for Jen Arnall converted for Halstead for a 12-0 Valkryies’ lead.

A lively contest ensued before Halstead broke from the ‘pool’ ten metre line and spirited through a despairing defence to power over and cut in under the posts on the half-hour. She converted her own effort for a 19-0 half-time lead.

The Valkryies made a great start to the second half with Nicole Sedgwick gliding in three minutes after the break and Halstead adding the extras to stretch the lead to 26-0.

Hartlepool set up a series of rolling mauls in the Scarborough 22 and when a Valkryies’ player knocked-on over her own line a visiting player pounced to score a try which was converted to cut the home lead to 26-7.

Although the visiting forwards outweighed the home eight by quite a distance, the Valkryies had the upper hand at the set scrums and with the benefit of a better technique were more cohesive.

The local ladies had the upper hand in the closing stages and tries for Emily Metcalfe from a Halstead pass and prop Laura Welburn sealed a convincing 36-7 for the Valkryies who are next in action at Silver Royd on the 12th of November.

SCARBOROUGH INFLICT FIRST DEFEAT OF THE SEASON ON OLD BRODS WITH A 38-19 SHIELD WIN ON THE ROAD.

14 Oct

TOM RATCLIFFE OPENED THE SCORING AT OLD BRODS TODAY

PHOTO ANDY STANDING

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YORKSHIRE CHALLENGE SHIELD – FIRST ROUND

OLD BRODLIEANS 19 SCARBOROUGH 38 

By DAVE CAMPBELL

Scarborough ran in six tries on the road in consecutive weeks with the 38-19 Yorkshire Shield defeat of Old Brods at Hipperholme this afternoon.

Playing without the services of front-rowers Sam Dawson and Nino Cutino, sent off in last week’s win at Middlesbrough, Coach Simon Smith drafted in Paul Taylor and Mikey Whitton.

The Seasiders fell 0-7 behind to an early Old Brods’ converted try but quickly got back on level terms with a touchdown from centre Tom Ratcliffe converted by fly-half Tom Harrison.

Tries from second row Phil Watson and scrum-half Jordi Wakeham stretched the visitors lead to 21-7 before the west Yorkshiremen reduced the arrears to 14-21 at the break with a second converted try.

Some champagne rugby from the visitors after the break saw fullback Jim Perrett stretch the lead to 26-14. However, Brods bounced back to reign in the Seasiders with a further unconverted score for 26-19.

Scarborough pulled away in the fourth quarter through a long-distance breakaway second try for Perrett converted by Harrison before skipper Matty Jones ensured progress in the competition with a late try for a deserved 38-19 win.

Coach Simon Smith will be delighted with the efforts of his charges in a hard-fought game. Scarborough entertains Old Brodlieans at Silver Royd next week.

 

Scarborough bag bonus point with 40-22 win at Middlesbrough.

7 Oct

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