Archive | November, 2017

SCARBOROUGH RUFC – 1st TEAM SQUAD STATISTICS W.E.F. 25 November 2017

30 Nov

JIM PERRETT (LEFT) AND JONTY HOLLOWAY LEADING TRY SCORERS

 

PLAYER/TRIES       (IN 13 LEAGUE & SHIELD GAMES)

JIM PERRET 9

JONTY HOLLOWAY 9

BEN MARTIN 7

TOM RATCLIFFE 6

MATTY JONES, JORDAN WAKEHAM AND AARON WILSON 4

SAM DAWSON, DREW GOVIER AND BILLY PARKER 3

HARRY DOMETT, JACK ANDERSON 2

MATTY OXTOBY, EUAN GOVIER, MIKEY READMAN, PHIL WATSON

& NINO CUTINO 1 apiece

 

TOM HARRISON (LEFT) & TOM RATCLIFFE

 

GOALS

TOM HARRISON 25 CONVERSIONS & 3 PENALTIES

TOM RATCLIFFE 14 CONVERSIONS & 5 PENALTIES

 

PREVIEW OF SCARBOROUGH’S LEAGUE CLASH AT MOORTOWN ON SATURDAY

30 Nov

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SAM DAWSON PLAYS IN THE BACK ROW AT MOORTOWN

I haven’t been to Moortown RUFC’s Alwoodley ground for years as ‘town’ have played in Yorkshire Two for many seasons. However they were promoted as champions last season and have made a solid start in Yorkshire’s top flight.

Coached by former Huddersfield YMCA director of rugby Carl Thewlis-Johns, Moortown won Yorkshire two in an undefeated season and although they haven’t set the world on fire they have recruited heavily and are ready for lift off in Yorkshire One. Last week they blew away the challenge of Hullensians in a 54-0 home win. I’ve been unable to obtain a report on the game but the scoreline was very impressive.

For Saturday’s game Coach Simon Smith has made two enforced changes to the team which beat Beverley 36-12 at Silver Royd last week; Joe Lenton starts at scrum-half replacing Jordan Wakeham who is recovering from keyhole surgery on his knee and Sam Dawson starts in a re-shuffled back row with Aaron Wilson moving to No8 replacing Ben Martin who injured his back last week. Jack Anderson joins Mikey Whitton and Euan Govier on the bench.

Also this weekend the Vikings take on Hull-based Marist RFC at Silver Royd on Saturday and on Sunday the Valkryies entertain Hullionians’ Ladies in the league. The girls from Brantingham Park were knocked out of the RFU Junior Cup by the Scarborough ladies 39-10 two weeks ago at Silver Royd.

Preview of SCARBOROUGH v BEVERLEY by Dave Campbell

24 Nov

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A PAINTING FROM SCARBOROUGH’S 27-10 WIN AT SELBY LAST WEEK

After last week’s diversion in the Yorkshire Challenge Shield, next up for Scarborough RUFC is the visit of Beverley to Silver Royd tomorrow. The men from Beaver Park have had a good start to the season and are fourth in Yorkshire One a couple of places behind Scarborough in second. They have lost only once on their last six league outings and that was a 21-27 reverse at Old Brods three weeks ago. On their last league outing against Heath they were on the right end of a 33-30 score-line following a close game at Beaver Park. Last Saturday they repeated the dose against the same opposition, this time in the Shield with a convincing 30-10 home win.

Coach Simon Smith’s charges have won one more game than Beverley and have also suffered only one defeat in the last six games; a 26-17 reverse at the hands of Heath at Silver Royd also three weeks ago. Since that first home defeat of the season, a 29-17 win at Hullensians was followed by 27-10 Shield win at Selby last week. Those Shield wins will see Scarborough and Beverley in the semi-final here at Silver Royd in the new year.

Last week the Seasiders lost the services of Matty Oxtoby and Jordi Wakeham in the first fifteen minutes of the Shield game at Selby. Jordi is selected for today’s game and Matty’s replacement is Mikey Readman. Mikey Whitton, Euan Govier and Joe Lenton are on the bench. Paul Taylor and Jack Anderson who came off the bench to play last week, play for the Vikings tomorrow at Beverley.

Last season Scarborough’s games with Beverley produced two real crackers, a 32-10 Scarborough win at Silver Royd and a 35-27 Beverley win at Beaver Park. Matty Jones’s men came from 0-10 down to win at home whilst Beverley raced to a 25-6 lead on their patch with Scarborough coming back late in the game but losing to a superior Beverley side on the day. Both high scoring games were full of running rugby and hopefully we’ll more of the same tomorrow. The Vikings are also in action tomorrow as they travel to take on Beverely 2nds.

This Sunday will be another very busy one for the Micro, Mini and Junior sections. The Minis have a matrix tournament at Silver Royd with Driffield, Pocklington and Hornsea. The under-13s, under-14s, under-15s and under-17s are in action aginst Hull Ionians, Malton, Malton- and Acklam respectively also at Silver Royd. In girls rugby the under-13s and under-15s are in an East Yorkshire festival at Hull Ionians’ HQ at Brantingham Park. The under-18 girls are on the road at Selby.

This evening The Gulls, the Scarborough veterans side are in action under floodlights at Silver Royd as they take on the Norsemen; kick-off 7pm.

Valkeryies knock HullIonians out of RFU Cup at Silver Royd

19 Nov

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EMILY METCALF BREAKS FROM DEFENCE AGAINST HULLIONIANS

RFU Women’s National Junior Cup – first round

SCARBOROUGH VALKRYIES 39 HULLIONIANS  10

By DAVE CAMPBELL

The Valkryies ran in seven well-worked tries in the 39-10 defeat of Hullionians in the first round of the RFU Junior cup on a crisp autumnal afternoon at Silver Royd.

The Scarborough ladies scored an early touchdown when Jess Brookman crossed in the 7th minute; fullback Mel Halstead failed to convert but the Valkryies led 5-0.

Both sides looked to play some attractive handling rugby and the opening quarter of the match was evenly contested. However the Valkryies stretched the lead to 10-0 with a try from skipper Jess Bray in the 22nd minute.

The Humbersiders came back strongly and with a try two minutes later to reduce the arrears to five points at 10-5 however Casey Hoath went over in the 32nd minute and converted her own effort to stretch the lead to 17-5 at the break.

The visitors pulled a score back in the 50th minute to cut the lead to 17-10 and played some lovely running, handling rugby. However they failed to pierce a resolute home defence and the turning point in the game came in the form of two try-saving cover tackles from fullback Mel Halstead on either wing.

And the Talented fullback made her defensive efforts count when she got on the end of a break by Jess Bray to power over between the uprights and add the extras for a 24-10 lead in the 55th minute.

The local ladies ended the game with a flourish with tries from Jenny Arnell, Bray and Jess Bookman in the last ten minutes for a resounding 39-10 win.

Scarborough move into Shield Semis with 27-10 win at Selby

18 Nov

A busy weekend of rugby coming up at Scarborough RUFC

18 Nov

A big weekend of rugby coming up at Scarborough RUFC. 1sts are in YORKSHIRE SHIELD Quarter-final action at Selby tomorrow plus the Vikings at home to Hull Medics and the Danesmen at Hull.

On Sunday the under-14s, under-15s and under-17s are at home to Driffield, Wetherby and Guisborough respectively. The under-13s travel to Driffield. The Valkryies entertains Hillionians in the Junior Cup at Silver Royd on Sunday afternoon.

Scarborough in action at Hullensians last Saturday

Valkryies loose to visitors Morpeth Ladies in wintry conditions at Silver Royd.

12 Nov

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THE VALKRYIES

Scarborough’s women’s side, the Vakryies  and visitors Morpeth did extremely well to play a spirited game in very challenging conditions at a wintry Silver Royd.

Both sides worked hard in the conditions but the visitors always had more control and cutting edge than the local girls and ran out deserved 22-0 winners on the day.

SCARBOROUGH BOUNCE BACK WITH BONUS POINT WIN AT HULLENSIANS THIS AFTERNOON

11 Nov

2017-11-11 SCRUM AT HULLSCARBOROUGH DRIVE AN ATTACKING SCRUM AT HULLENSIANS TODAY

 

HULLENSIANS 17 SCARBOROUGH 29

By DAVE CAMPBELL

Scarborough bounced back from last week’s home defeat by Heath running in four tries to earn a bonus point and leapfrog Heath back into second place in Yorkshire One.

Scarborough took the game to Hullensians on a dry, sunny autumnal afternoon on Humberside and scored within five minutes of kick-off when scrum-half Jordi Wakeham drove over near the uprights; fly-half Tom Ratcliffe added the extras for a 7-0 lead.

The Seasider’s kept the pressure on, their pack shunting the home eight back at a rate of knots at every early scrum and it was no surprise when skipper Matty Jones playing at prop powered over in the 11th minute. Ratcliffe failed to convert but the visitors led 12-0.

Hullensians’ winger Josh Langford was sin-binned in the 18th minute for a deliberate knock-on in the 18th minute and Ratcliffe extended the lead to 15-0 with the resulting penalty.

Scarborough had to resist an extended period of pressure on their own line in the second quarter but the Humbersiders couldn’t find a way over due to solid Scarborough defence before back row Aaron Wilson scored late in the half and Ratcliffe converted for 22-0 lead at the break.

The Seasiders should have pressed home their advantage after the break but their lack of concentration and over-elaboration saw several try-scoring opportunities completely butchered.

Hullensians stuck manfully to their task and second row Pete Osborne crossed in the 47th minute to reduce the arrears at 22-5.

Scarborough continued to over-elaborate going forward and some simple opportunities went begging; however they eventually got their bonus point in the 58th minute when fullback Jim Perrett went over. Ratcliffe just pulled the touchline conversion but the visitors let 29-5.

With a glut of possession, Matty Jones’ men continued to make heavy going of their task looking to make a plethora of unnecessary passes and run down so many blind alleys when the simple thing would have fitted the bill.

Winger Josh Langford scored a couple of late tries for Hullensians but Scarborough never looked in real danger; however they must concentrate for longer periods of the game and be much, much, more clinical. That said it was Scarborough’s biggest win at Hullensians for many seasons,

 

A busy day of junior rugby coming up on Sunday at Scarborough R.U.F.C.

10 Nov

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YOUNG MICRO RUGBY PLAYERS IN ACTION AT SILVER ROYD

On Sunday morning the Mini and Micro rugby sections will be training at Silver Royd whilst the club’s under 13 and 15 boys will play a three-way tournament with Bridlington and Pocklington rugby clubs. The club’s under-18s girl’s sides will play Harrogate RUFC girls.

On the road Scarborough under-14 and under-17 boys are at Pocklington and Pontefract respectively whilst the under-15 girls are at Doncaster.

 

 

SCARBOROUGH RUFC LOOK TO BOUNCE BACK AT HULLENSIANS TOMORROW

10 Nov

2017-11-10 HARRY SCORES AT HULLENSIANS SHARP

HARRY DOMETT SCORES AT HULLENSIANS

Scarborough travel to Humberside to take on Hullensians tomorrow still smarting from last week’s first home defeat of the season at the hands of Heath; with a growing injury list the Seasiders did well against the west Yorkshiremen considering they lost both fly-half Phil Stewart in the warm-up and winger Harry Domett a late withdrawal with flu.

Hullensians have had a mixed season and sit mid-table in Yorkshire One, seventh out of fourteen teams having won four and lost four games. They have lost twice at home to York and Heath who are first and second in the league. On their last outing two weeks ago they were on the wrong end of a 30-15 score-line at Middlesbrough; last week their home game with Old Rishworthians was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

Coach Simon Smith has retained the midfield selection forced upon him by last week’s late withdrawals and Paul White once again teams up with Billy Parker in the centre and Tom Ratcliffe plays at fly-half. Harry Domett has been named on the wing and Jack Anderson joins Euan Govier and Mikey Whitton on the bench. In the forwards Mikey Readman starts in the second row with Matty Oxtoby.

Also on the road tomorrow are the Norsemen who take on Hullensians 3rds whilst the Vikings, who won 31-22 at Driffield last week, entertain Hullensians Hawks at Silver Royd. The Valkryies, who lost 30-24 at Novocastrians Ladies at Newcastle last Sunday, play their second home game of the season taking on Morpeth at Silver Royd on Sunday afternoon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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