Dave Campbell previews tomorrow’s vital league clash with Hullensians at Silver Royd

9 Mar

2017-11-11 SCRUM AT HULL

Try Scorer Jordi Wakeham feeds an attacking scrum in Scarborough’s 29-17 win at Hullensians.

With a spare Saturday followed by the postponement of last week’s big game at Heath, Matty Jones’s men have been out of action since the home defeat by Old Rishworthians at Silver Royd on the 19th of February. So they have had plenty of time to mull over that reverse and look forward to what remains of this season.

Going into that game the Seasiders were sitting third in Yorkshire One looking to maintain their challenge for the second place, play-off game; to that end the players have trained hard in the last couple weeks and look forward to the visit of Hullensians tomorrow.

The Humbersiders have had a mixed season but bounced back from a narrow 21-23 home defeat by Middlesbrough on the 17th of February with the 14-8 defeat of Old Brods the following week, also on their own patch. On their last away-day on the 10th of February they came away with a 31-27 win at Selby following what I’m told was a cracking game.

Hullensians and Scarborough met in what was a proverbial ‘game of two halves’ with Scarborough scoring 22 unanswered points in a powerful first half performance before going on to ‘lose’ the second half 7-17. However they picked up a 29-17 win plus a bonus point thanks to tries from Jordi Wakeham, Matty Jones, Aaron Wilson and Jimmy Perrett; Tom Ratcliffe converted three and added a penalty.

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Tom Ratcliffe (pictured) plays at fly-half tomorrow PICTURE ANDY STANDING

 

For tomorrow’s game Coach Simon Smith has picked Tom Harrison at fullback, moved Jimmy Perrett from fullback to outside centre and Tom Ratcliffe to fly-half. And he’ll look for his charges to concentrate for the whole eighty minutes rather than the lopsided show in the corresponding game on Humberside. The Vikings are also in action tomorrow as they take on Hullensians’ Hawks at Silver Royd and the Vakryies entertain Acklam Ladies also at home on Sunday.

With the postponement of so many fixtures over the last few weeks fixtures for the rest of the month have now been re-arranged. Next Saturday (17th March) rather than being the Shield Semi-final  at Silver Royd is now, believe it or not, a BLANK Saturday; that game has yet to be re-arranged. The following week (24th March) they are at promotion rivals Beverley in the league followed by another road trip to Heath for another promotion clash on Easter Saturday (31st March).

There is only one league game at home between now and the end of the season which is on the 7th of April when Moortown make their first visit to Silver Royd.

With the postponement of so many fixtures over the last few weeks fixtures for the rest of the month have now been re-arranged. Next Saturday (17th March) rather than being the Shield Semi-final  at Silver Royd is now, believe it or not, a BLANK Saturday; that game has yet to be re-arranged. The following week (24th March) they are at promotion rivals Beverley in the league followed by another road trip to Heath for another promotion clash on Easter Saturday (31st March).

There is only one league game at home between now and the end of the season which is on the 7th of April when Moortown make their first visit to Silver Royd.

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