SCARBOROUGH TRIUMPH IN ‘GAME OF TWO HALVES’ AT SILVER ROYD

11 Mar

2018-03-11 PIC TOM RATCLIFFETOM RATCLIFFE IN ACTION AGAINST HULLENSIANS

PICTURE ANDY STANDING

SCARBOROUGH 26 HULLENSIANS 17

By Dave Campbell

Scarborough kept their promotion push on track with a 24-17 bonus-point win over Hullensians at a fog shrouded Silver Royd yesterday.

The Seasiders had been out of action since their surprise home defeat by Old Rishworthians three weeks ago due to a blank Saturday and last week’s postponed game at Heath but came out of the traps quickly, opening their account in the 5th minute with a lucky try. A loose pass in the visitors’ 22 hit the heel of centre Jimmy Perrett and popped into the hands of winger Matty Young scored the simplest of tries. Tom Ratcliffe added the extras for 7-0.

Skipper Matty Jones’s men scored further tries in the 15th and 28th minutes through Harry Domett and No8 Ben Martin, both converted by Ratcliffe before Hullensians pegged one back to trail 21-5. Ever-alert fullback Tom Harrison earned his side a bonus point for four tries when he took a quick tap-penalty and powered over to see his side lead 26-5 at the break.

A terrific second half effort saw Hullensians dominate a one-sided second half but Scarborough defended with great commitment restricting them to a couple of tries (one converted).

On a surface that sapped the strength of both sides, Scarborough looked the more tired of the two at the end; attributable I think to a lack of match practice and forty solid minutes of defence. The Humbersiders were unfortunate to come away empty handed given their contribution to the game.

Scarborough are next in action on Easter weekend when they travel to Heath on Saturday 31st March.

 

READ MY FULL REPORT PLUS PICTURES FROM ANDY STANDING IN THURSDAY’S SCARBOROUGH NEWS

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