SCARBOROUGH SNATCH 29-17 BONUS POINT WIN COMING FROM BEHIND AT SELBY

6 Jan

2018-01-06 selby attacking scrum

STAND IN SCRUM HALF JIM PERRETT FEEDS THE ATTACKING SCRUM WHICH LED TO SCARBOROUGH’S FOURTH TRY AT SELBY

SELBY 17 SCARBOROUGH 29

By Dave Campbell

Scarborough recorded their eleventh bonus-point win of the season at bottom club Selby but only after a muck and nettles encounter at a bitterly cold Sandhill lane this afternoon.

Missing scrum half Jordan Wakeham a late withdrawal with flu, Scarborough played Jim Perrett at scrum half, Jonty Holloway at fullback and Jack Anderson on the right wing.

The Seasiders dominated the opening exchanges and could have taken an early lead but for a couple of wayward passes wide on their left when they found touch rather than the hands of eager finisher Harry Domett.

However their pressure paid off when fullback Jonty Holloway released scrum-half Jimmy Perrett to romp over in the 15th minute and ground between the uprights. Fly-half Tom Harrison converted for 7-0.

Selby stuck to their task and took advantage of a fortuitous bounce to break up-field and level the scores with a converted try from fly-half Scott Hunt in the 20th minute. A try started with a break from deep in their own half by centre Liam Hogan converted by Scott saw the home side draw 14-7 ahead five minutes before the break.

Scarborough struck back almost immediately with a try from winger Jack Anderson following a searing break from his own 22 by Domett to reduce the arrears to 12-14 at the break.

A penalty by Scott early in the second half saw Selby stretch their lead to 17-12. And the visitor’s worries were compounded when flanker Drew Govier was yellow carded for killing the ball at a ruck.

Skipper Matty Jones’s men lost their way somewhat in the third quarter but bounced back with tries from Euan Govier and Tom Harrison in the last twenty minutes. Harrison converted both and added a late penalty for a 29-17 win against a Selby side which battled all the way.

 

READ MY FULL REPORT AND SIMON SMITH’S COLUMN IN THE SCARBOROUGH NEWS NEXT THURSDAY

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