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SCARBOROUGH CRUSH WHEATLEY HILLS WITH RECORD-BREAKING 91-7 SILVER ROYD WIN

22 Dec

2017-12-21 SCOREBOARD 91-7

SCOREBOARD FOLLOWING SCARBOROUGH’S RECORD BREAKING 91-7 WIN

Scarborough recorded their biggest win since moving to Silver Royd in January 2009 with the 91-7 defeat of strugglers Wheatley Hills last Saturday. The Seasiders ran in a total of 15 tries to top their previous highest score at the ground back in September 2012 when visitors Heath with blown away 79-10. Scarborough ran in twelve tries that day including a hat-trick from the club’s present Chief Operating Officer Graham Jeffrey. Tom Harrison, Tom Ratcliffe, Billy Parker, Nino Cutino, Paul White and Mikey Readman all in action against Wheatley Hills last Saturday also played in the 79-10 defeat of Heath.

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SCOREBOARD FOLLOWING THE 79-10 DEFEAT OF HEATH IN SEPTEMBER 2012

The Previous club scoring record goes back to the 14th of January 1998 when Wibsey RUFC were beaten 125-0 at Newby in Yorkshire Two. Wibsey had benefited from a big-money backer and starting from Yorkshire Five came through the ranks with a pretty-much bought team led by ex-England captain John Orwin. Having lost their backer the west  Yorkshiremen also lost their paid-for squad and following that defeat which had followed on from a 122-0 thrashing at Huddersfield YMCA the Bradford-based outfit pulled out of the league and later re-joined back in Yorkshire Six.  They now play in Yorkshire Four (west).

MATCH REPORT

SCARBOROUGH 91 WHEATLEY HILLS 7

Scarborough recorded their biggest ever win at Silver Royd running in fifteen tries with a devastating performance of pace and power against a desperately disappointing Wheatley Hills side.

Although still missing scrum-half Jordi Wakeham who is recovering from knee surgery, the Seasiders were delighted to welcome back fly-half Tom Harrison who has been missing from the action with a broken hand sustained back in October. This freed Tom Ratcliffe to move to his familiar stamping ground at outside centre. Jim Perrett deputised for Wakeham at scrum-half and Jonty Holloway played at fullback. Back row Drew Govier who was concussed against Moortown also missed the game and brother Euan Deputised.

Scarborough received the ‘hills’ kick-off and went off like a train, scoring a try in the 4th minute when left wing Harry Domett released Ratcliffe to stride over and open the Seasiders’ account. Harrison converted for 7-0.

Scarborough were so much quicker at the breakdown with their back row of Ben Martin, Euan Govier and Aaron Wilson outstanding and it was no surprise when they stretched their lead to 21-0 with tries in the 9th and 13th minutes by Domett and right wing Jack Anderson respectively; Harrison converted both for 21-0 with less than a quarter of an hour gone.

It was a surprise however when Wheatley Hill scored with their first bit of decent possession in the home half and some very complacent-looking Scarborough efforts at tackling saw No8 Chris Blessed cross with ease in the 19th minute. Fly-half Owen Gilvray added the extras to reduce the arrears to fourteen points at 21-7.

Scarborough struck back almost immediately when Domett ran in his second try on the narrow side from a scrum just inside the visitors’ 22 to increase the lead to 26-8.

The South Yorkshiremen then shot themselves in the foot when flanker Paul Purnell was sent off for striking Scarborough’s Tom Harrison and this was followed by a visiting player being sin-binned. Scarborough ran in three further tries before the break from hooker Sam Dawson in the 27th minute, Anderson from a Billy Parker Pass in the 34th and Ben Martin in the 38th minute for a 43-8 half-time lead.

With Scarborough rampant and Wheatley Hills demoralized and tiring, the second half was a precession thanks to a dominant pack performance with the back row outstanding, a terrific all round display from Tom Harrison on his return and another terrific performance from the unspectacular but effective Billy Parker.

Dawson added his second try converted by Harrison in the 41st minute, Harrison touched down and converted himself in the 46th minute, skipper Matty Jones powered over and Harrison converted in the 52nd, Harry Domett completed his hat-trick in the 54th minute and scrum-half Jim Perrett touched down in the 65 and 66th minutes the second converted by Harrison. That try took the score to 79-7.

The visitors had a period of possession in the home half in the last ten minutes but couldn’t break down a determined Scarborough defence before Martin bagged his second converted by Harrison in the 72nd minute and skipper Jones crossed in the 76th minute for 91-7.

CAMPBELL’S COMMENT:

Like every game of rugby, a team has to play what is put in front of them and Scarborough did that with clinical efficiency. The squad played well as a unit with Martin, Govier, Harrison, Parker and Perrett outstanding. As for Wheatley Hills they will have to take a long, hard look at themselves and their attitude if they want to stop the slide that started in North One.

MAN OF THE MATCH: BEN MARTIN

Ben once again had an outstanding match working with his back row partners and linking with his half-backs. His tactical awareness, defence and his ability to step on the gas from a standing start caused havoc in the visiting defence. Not for the first time he proved himself to be a real class act.

SCARBOROUGH: HOLLOWAY ANDERSON PARKER RATCLIFFE DOMETT HARRISON PERRETT CUTINO DAWSON JONES READMAN WATSON WILSON E.GOVIER MARTIN SUBSTITUTES: WHITTON LEAH WHITE (ALL USED)

WHEATLEY HILLS: LAYCOCK HOLRIDGE BUTLER CAHILL KERRY GILVRATY TAYLOR NORTON KERRY STEPHENSON UNDY FOY STABLESS PURNELL BLESSED SUBSTITUTES: AJIMATI DIXON HAMILTON

 

 

 

PREVIEW OF SCARBOROUGH-WHEATLEY HILLS AT SILVER ROYD TOMORROW

15 Dec

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JIM PERRET RACES IN TO SCORE AGAINST WHEATLEY HILLS ON THE SECOND SATURDAY OF THE SEASON   

     PHOTOGRAPH ANDY STANDING

Following last week’s postponement of the game with North Ribblesdale due to a frozen pitch at Silver Royd, Scarborough RUFC will be keeping everything crossed that their game with Wheatley Hills goes ahead tomorrow.

Their Doncaster-based opponents were relegated from North One East at the end of last Season and have struggled in Yorkshire One having won only one game which was their 13-9 home defeat of North Ribblesdale on the opening day of the season.

Last week the game between Beverley and Wheatley Hills was the only Yorkshire One fixture to beat the big freeze and Beverley ran out 28-20 winners of a close-fought game. That result saw the men from Beaver Park leapfrog Scarborough into third place. Wheatley Hills remain second bottom.

Matty Jones’s men travelled to play Wheatley Hills on the second Saturday of the season and came away with a bonus point from a keenly contested game. However, they did exceptionally well to win a match in which they managed to glean only about 30% of the possession coming up against a gnarled, well drilled pack of forwards. But playing to their strengths and with a committed team effort they managed to fashion four terrific tries to win 29-15. 

2017-12-09 TOM HARRISON RETURNS AGAINST NORTH RIBB

TOM HARRISON RETURNS FROM  INJURY TOMORROW  PHOTOGRAPH ANDY STANDING

For tomorrow’s game influential fly-half Tom Harrison returns to action having suffered a broken hand in the 37-5 defeat of Old Brodlieans back in October. Jim Perrett will play at scrum-half replacing Jordi Wakeham who is recovering from keyhole surgery on his knee. Tom Ratcliffe returns to familiar territory at outside centre having done sterling work at number ten in Tom Harrison’s absence; Jonty Holloway plays at fullback with Jack Anderson on the wing. Ben Martin returns at No8 in the pack with Euan Govier making up the trio of youthful loose forwards with Aaron Wilson. Mikey Whitton; Will Leah and Paul White are on the bench.

In the other senior games on Saturday, Matty Young and Joe Marshall who have recovered from injury play for the Vikings on Humberside against Hullionians Buccaneers whilst the Danesmen entertain Hullionians Ramblers at Silver Royd. All games kick off at 2.15pm. The Valkryies entertain Hartlepool Ladies in the National Junior Cup at Silver Royd on Sunday afternoon kick off 2.30pm.

TOM HARRISON RETURNS AGAINST NORTH RIBBLESDALE TOMORROW

8 Dec

2017-12-09 TOM HARRISON RETURNS AGAINST NORTH RIBB

TOM HARRISON RETURNS AGAINST NORTH RIBBLESDALE

Scarborough will look to bounce back from last week’s away defeat at Moortown tomorrow when they entertain strugglers North Ribblesdale at Silver Royd. The men from Settle have had a difficult start to the season having won only two of their twelve games so far; both at home;against bottom club Selby 34-5 on the 28th of October and fifth placed Old Brodlieans 26-20 three weeks ago. Last week they went down 26-6 to visitors Beverley also at home.

Last Saturday Coach Simon Smith’s charges suffered their third defeat of the season at Moortown. With scrum-half Jordi Wakeham missing having had a knee operation twenty-four hours earlier, Joe Lenton came in at scrum-half. In the original selection No8 Ben Martin was unavailable and was replaced by Aaron Wilson and Sam Dawson came into the back row. Lock forward Phil Watson was a late withdrawal with a chest infection and hooker Matty Jones moved into the second row and Sam Dawson moved from the back-row to hook without a ball being kicked. And that totally re-shuffled pack only lasted eight minutes when flanker Drew Govier was injured and Mikey Whitton replaced him for the remainder of the game. Unsurprisingly our reshuffled line-up struggled to get into the game and in the end were beaten 34-12 by a well-drilled home side.

Last season the game against North Ribblesdale at Silver Royd ended in disappointment when referee Kevin Weston sustained a calf injury five minutes into the second half and the game was abandoned. The game was re-played in January of this year with Scarborough running out 54-10 winners. For today’s game Ben Martin and Phil Watson return in the pack. Tom Harrison returns at fly-half and Jim Perret plays at scrum-half. Behind them Tom Ratcliffe moves back to outside centre, Jack Anderson plays on the right wing and Jonty Holloway plays at fullback. Euan Govier replaces brother Drew who was injured at Moortown. Silver Royd coaching supremo Smith will look to his depleted charges to bounce back from last week’s disappointment and return to winning ways tomorrow.

Elsewhere this weekend, the Vikings travel to Lincolnshire to take on Grimsby seconds whilst the Danesmen entertains Hull University. On Sunday the Valkryies, conquerors of Hullionians Ladies last week travel to West Park Leeds.

 

VALKRYIES BLOW AWAY IONIANS CHALLENGE WITH REMARKABLE SECOND HALF COMEBACK

3 Dec

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SCARBOROUGH AND HULLIONIANS SCRUM DOWN AT SILVER ROYD THIS AFTERNOON

Women’s National Championship (WNC) North Two East

SCARBOROUGH VALKRYIES 54   HULLIONIANS LADIES  26

By DAVE CAMPBELL

The Valkryies opened the scoring with a try from fullback Mel Halstead who added the extras herself but found themselves trailing 7-19 when visitors Hullionians ran in three rapid first half tries.

The Humbersiders stretched their lead to 26-7 with an early second half try and looked to be on their way to avenging the 39-10 defeat at Silver Royd in the cup two weeks ago.

However a touchdown from Casey Hoath converted by Halstead sparked a revival that saw the Scarborough girls run-in seven second half tries without reply.

Touchdowns from Hayley Evans, Jess Bray (3) Mel Halstead (2) and another from Hoath; seven converted by Halstead saw the local girls to a comprehensive 54-26 win.

In cold but bright conditions both sides provided an admirable advertisement for woman’s rugby with the Valkryies showing great spirit and determination in such a remarkable comeback.

PLAYER OF THE MATCH: MEL HALSTEAD.

 

THE SCARBOROUGH REVIEW

3 Dec

Read my Scarborough RUFC page in the latest SCARBOROUGH REVIEW free from supermarkets and other outlets near you.

SCARBOROUGH LOOSE AT MOORTOWN

2 Dec

Report to follow

FULL REPORT AND PICTURES IN THURSDAY’S SCARBOROUGH NEWS

Work starts on squash & racquets academy at Silver Royd

1 Dec

Dr David Coates President of Scarborough RUFC with Mr Kevin McCabe following the ground breaking ceremony of the forthcoming Scarborough Squash & Racquets Academy at Silver Royd today.

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