Archive | April, 2018

Consett’s game at Gateshead tomorrow will decide Scarborough RUFC’s opponents in play-off.

27 Apr

THE FOLLOWING IS A REVIEW OF THE GAME FROM THE CONSETT WEBSITE:

‘This Saturday Consett 1st XV travel to Gateshead for their final league game of the 2017-18 season. After a long, drawn out season where the team have spent most of their time in 4th place in the shadow of Durham City, Barnard Castle & South Shields Westoe they have their chance to leapfrog from 3rd to 1st place and clinch promotion to North 1 East league as Champions of Durham & Northumberland 1 (D&N 1); a league they have been present in now since the conclusion of the 2011-2012 season when promoted from Durham & Northumberland 2 in 2nd place to a strong Blyth side. A tough season followed with the 1st XV finishing 9th in the league but comfortably away from the relegation spots. Following their promotion to D&N 1 the club has gone from strength to strength with more players than ever taking the field for one of the clubs 4 senior teams, this giving us a fantastic platform for player development and progression through the Colts into the 1st XV, and allowing us to finish in a respectable 4th place in seasons 2013-14, 2014-15 & 2016-17 and a club best 3rd position in 2015-16. With the recruitment of Ben Woods (Head Coach) & Andy Smith (Strength & Conditioning Coach) in the off season the club has progressed into the position they find themselves in today with the opportunity to get promoted for the first time ever out of Durham & Northumberland 1. The players have been working extremely hard over the last month with the fixture back log to get themselves back into shape after bruising encounters with the top teams. After successive wins against Horden & Peterlee, Barnard Castle, Durham City & Stockton they find themselves needing one more bonus point win (5pts) to secure the title. Winning without a bonus point (4pts) will see the team finish in 2nd place and face Scarborough in a play-off for promotion. Having disappointingly being beaten by Gateshead earlier in the season the players know this is their chance for reprisal and are looking forward to the prospect of finishing such a fantastic season on a high’.

Durham City score against Gateshead

Consett player in action against Guisborough

Read all about Scarborough RUFC’s scintillating climax to the league season and play-off Qualification in your free SCARBOROUGH REVIEW out today and available at a supermarket near you.

27 Apr

See how Scarborough reached the Yorkshire Shield final on YOUTUBE

27 Apr

Click on the link below to watch That’s North Yorks TV’s report on Wednesday’s game between SCARBOROUGH and BEVERLEY at Silver Royd.

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SCARBOROUGH PROGRESS TO YORKSHIRE SHIELD FINAL WITH THE 29-5 DEMOLITION OF BEVERLEY AT SILVER ROYD.

26 Apr

2018-04-25 pic from shield semi with beverleyA SUPERB EVENING OF YORKSHIRE CHALLENGE SHIELD RUGBY AT SILVER ROYD

PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDY ROSSOL

Having qualified for the North One play-off game on the 5th of May with the 52-33 defeat of Keighley on the road last Saturday, Scarborough booked their place the Yorkshire Challenge Shield final defeating visitors Beverley 29-5 at Silver Royd last night.

Beverley took an early lead following a period of pressure in the early stages of the game but Scarborough came storming back with tries from Ben Martin, Tom Ratcliffe and Tom Harrison to lead 17-5.

From the Beverley re-start after Harrison’s touchdown, a couple of Scarborough defenders clashed in their own 22, but fly-half Tom Ratcliffe recovered the ball and sprinted up the Scarborough right touchline; the big number ten offloaded to prop Nino Cutino on half-way. Hooker Sam Dawson took it on and sprinted into the visiting 22 and released scrum-half Jordi Wakeham to power over for the TRY OF THE SEASON!! The conversion was missed but the Seasiders led 22-5 at the break.

Beverley made a swift start to the second forty minutes but stout home defence damped the fires of a comeback.

Controversy came after ten minutes of the second half when a Beverley prop was injured and was unable to carry one. The Beavers did not have a front row replacement which according to the competition rules was permitted and he was replaced by a non-front rower. This resulted in uncontested scrums which undoubtedly favoured the visitors as Scarborough had dominated that aspect of the game from the start.

The remainder of the game was pretty unstructured and the home side lost their potency; however a try midway through the half by Harry Domett on the left wing for Matty Jones’s men clinched the game.

Beverley had rarely threatened apart from their early try but battered away at the home try line in the final minutes of the game; however Scarborough defended to the death and denied a valiant effort from the Beaver to run out deserved 29-5 winners and progress to the final of the competition.

SHIELD SEMI-FINAL PROMISES A FEAST OF RUNNING RUGBY TOMORROW NIGHT AT SILVER ROYD!

24 Apr

 

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BILLY PARKER RETURNS TOMORROW NIGHT

Following last Saturday’s 52-33 win at Keighley which earned them a play-off place for promotion to North One East, Scarborough take on Beverley in the re-arranged Yorkshire Challenge Shield semi-final at Silver Royd.

For the Seasiders, centre Billy Parker who was unavailable on Saturday returns at inside centre with Matty Young moving to the wing; Jonty Holloway joins Paul Taylor, Chris Purdy and Ian Williams on the bench.

Scarborough and Beverley have already met twice in the league with Simon Smith’s side victorious in both games 36-12 at home and 31-20 on the road last month. Last Saturday Beverley recorded a thumping 52-31 win over already promoted champions York at Beaver Park.

With tomorrow night’s protagonists scoring 104 points between them and high scoring games last Saturday it could be a high-scoring feast of running rugby tomorrow night. Kick off at Silver Royd is at 7.45pm.

 

 

 

 

 

SCARBOROUGH RUFC GRAB PLAY-OFF SLOT WITH 52-33 WIN AT KEIGHLEY by Dave Campbell

23 Apr

Aaron Wilson in action at Keighley PHOTOGRAPH ANDY STANDING

With Middlesbrough beating Heath RUFC on the road, Scarborough’s eight try win at Keighley earned them second place in Yorkshire One and a play-off game with the runners-up in Durham/Northumberland One for a place in NORTH ONE and regional rugby.

The Seasiders scored an early try through wingman Harry Domett and further tries from Aaron Wilson, Ben Martin and prop Paul Taylor, all converted by Tom Ratcliffe saw them lead 28-7 at the interval.

A Jordi Wakeham try after the break stretched the lead to 33-5. A Keighley revival made the second forty minutes a seesaw affair but further tries from Martin and Wilson and a touchdown by centre Jimmy Perrett put the issue beyond doubt.

Scarborough will face one of Durham City, Consett, Barnard Castle or South Shields/Westoe on the road on Saturday May 5th.

THE SEASIDERS TAKE ON BEVERLEY IN THE SEMI FINAL OF THE YORKSHIRE SHIELD AT SILVER ROYD ON WEDNESDAY 25th APRIL AT 7.45pm.

FULL REPORT AND PICTURES FROM ANDY STANDING IN THURSDAY’S SCARBOROUGH NEWS

Scarborough look favourites for play-off slot following eight try victory at North Ribblesdale!

14 Apr

Aaron Wilson (top) and Sam Dawson (above) Shared 5 Tries in Scarborough’s 50-22 win at North Ribblesdale.

SCARBOROUGH ran in eight tries in beating North Ribblesdale 50-22 in this afternoon’s penultimate league game at Settle.

Tries from Wilson (3), Dawson(2), Ben Martin, skipper Matty Jones and wing Jonty Holloway with Tom Ratcliffe adding ten points with the boot saw the Seasiders consolidate their second spot in Yorkshire One ahead of next week’s game on the road at Keighley!

If they they can secure second spot in Yorkshire One the men from Silver Royd will play the runners-up in Durham/Northumberland One for the right to play in North One next season.

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