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.

SCARBOROUGH BEAT MOORTOWN 40-31 IN THRILLER AT SILVER ROYD. Full report by Dave Campbell

12 Apr

Tom Harrison on the charge against Moortown – photograph by Andy Standing

RFU NORTHERN DIVISION – YORKSHIRE DIVISION ONE

SCARBOROUGH 40  MOORTOWN 31

By Dave Campbell

A whirlwind start for Scarborough saw the Silver Royd side run in four converted tries in twenty minutes to notch up their seventeenth bonus point of the season. And although they didn’t have everything their own way they went on to win 40-31 and retain second place in Yorkshire One.

The Leeds-based visitors had barely time to draw breath and found themselves 7-0 down in less than a minute when prop Nino Cutino powered through their defence from 30 meters before offloading to fellow prop Mikey Whitton on his shoulder to dive in for the opening try. Fly-half Tom Ratcliffe added the extras.

Three minutes later the Seasiders doubled their tally when Moortown hooker David O’Leary cleared the back of a lineout with a throw in his own 22 and Scarborough scrum-half Jordi Wakeham plucked the ball from the air to stroll over. Ratcliffe made it 14-0 with his kick.

Scarborough kept pressing and when a long pass from Harrison on the Moortown ten metre line bounced into the hands of Jimmy Perrett, the Aussie outside centre sprinted through a static visiting defence to score his side’s third try in the 15th minute. Ratcliffe converted for 21-0.

And the ever-alert Wakeham notched up his second touchdown and a bonus-point for his side when he broke from the base of a scrum in the visitors’ 22 to cross in the 20th minute. Once again Ratcliffe did the honours with his boot to make it 28-0.

Shocked into some sort of response the visitors turned on the pressure and Scarborough conceded several penalties; and from the field position gained, fly-half Chris Crossland executed a perfect cross-field kick and winger Tom Hutchinson won the aerial dual in-goal to take the catch and score a spectacular try in the 29th minute.

The west Yorkshiremen continued to press and only a couple of shuddering tackles from Jonty Holloway, the smallest player on the paddock, kept the Scarborough line intact. However, as the home side took their collective foot off the gas and lost focus Crossland waltzed through the home defence to touch down in the 32nd minute and added the conversion to reduce the arrears at 28-12.

However skipper Matty Jones’s men finished the half as they had started it by scoring a try; Wakeham again made a lightning break from the base of a scrum in the Moortown 22 before releasing Holloway on the blind-side wing to sprint over. Ratcliffe converted for a 35-12 half-time lead.

I don’t know if it was tiredness from their rapid-fire start to the game but the Seasiders seemed to lose focus in the third quarter and looked heavy footed and weary. It was therefore no surprise when Crossland ran in Moortown’s third try in the 46th minute and added the conversion to cut the deficit to sixteen points at 35-19.

Buoyed by that early second half try the visitors strung some very watchable passages of play together and had they managed to score during that period the outcome of the game could well have been different.

However an inch-perfect box kick by Wakeham from a ruck just outside the Moortown 22 saw Harrison streak through, gather a kindly bounce and score the sweetest of tries with aplomb. Ratcliffe missed his first conversion of the afternoon but Scarborough led 40-19 in the 64th minute.

The game seemed to be petering out but Scarborough’s lack of staying power and concentration was shown up when a couple of late tries, one converted, from scrum-half Kirk Arundale in the last three minutes, produced a somewhat flattering score-line for the visitors.

Not for the first time this season, Scarborough faded after a frenetic start and they looked tired in the second half when their set pieces fell away in quality. Maybe they mentally take their foot of the gas when they earn a bonus point early in the game. Moortown are a good side and what ismore likely is the fact that they upped their game after a very sloppy start. Pick of the forwards was non-stop Kiwi hooker Sam Dawson, whilst behind the pack Wakeham, Holloway and Harry Domett excelled.

SCARBOROUGH: HARRISON HOLLOWAY PARKER PERRETT DOMETT RATCLIFFE WAKEHAM WHITTON DAWSON CUTINO JONES(C) OXTOBY WILSON D.GOVIER MARTIN SUBSTITUTES: PURDY E.GOVIER MARSHALL (ALL USED)

MOORTOWN: GREENWOOD HUTCHINSON MOORBY INNES SMITH CROSSLAND ARUNDALE CROSS O’LEARY CHILD WILCOX PATRICK NWANAZIA FARLEY MUAIAVA SUBSTITUTES: NIXON SHAKESHAFT TRAVERS

REFEREE: MR DAVID DOWNHAM

CAMPBELL’S COMMENT:

It’s been a long season and Scarborough looked a wee bit weary. Nonetheless 17 bonus points from 17 wins, the highest total in the league is a magnificent attacking effort and the season is not yet over.

MEN OF THE MATCH: SAM DAWSON & JORDI WAKEHAM

JORDI WAKEHAM

I could have named several players this week including Jonty Holloway and the indefatigable Aaron Wilson; however Sam and Jordi had a huge influence on the outcome of the game. Jordi was at his needle-sharp, quick thinking best and scored two signature cheeky tries and set up Jonty Holloway and Tom Harrison’s tries.

SAM DAWSON

Sam had an afternoon of non-stop action, carrying and tackling with commitment and confidence and getting his hands dirty at the breakdown.  Combined with his set piece duties it was an outstanding afternoon for the good natured Kiwi.

 

PROMOTION PUSH CONTINUES! Dave Campbell previews Scarborough’s game at North Ribblesdale on Saturday

11 Apr

2018-04-11 TOM HARRISON IN ACTION V MOORTWOWNTOM HARRISON DRIVES FORWARD IN LAST WEEK’S DEFEAT OF MOORTOWN

PHOTOGRAPH: ANDY STANDING

Following last Saturday’s 40-31 bonus-point defeat of Moortown at Silver Royd Scarborough make their longest road trip of the season on Saturday to take on North Ribblesdale in the penultimate league game of the 2017/2018 campaign.

‘Ribb’ are in bottom place in Yorkshire One having won only four games this season against Keighley, Hullensians, Old Brodlieans and Selby; all at home. Last Saturday they went down 23-38 at Beverley.

When Scarborough met North Ribb at Silver Royd on the 10th of February they ran out convincing 33-0 winners thanks to tries from Jimmy Perrett (2), Sam Dawson, Aaron Wilson and Ben Martin; Tom Ratcliffe converted four.

For the Seasiders, wins at Ribb’s Grove Park ground have been few and far between but last season they won a hard-fought game 21-20 at a ground where they had gone down 21-42 the previous season then went on to win  the home game 56-3!

For this vital must-win promotion game Coach Simon Smith makes only one personnel change, Phil Watson returns in the second row having been unavailable against Moortown last week. Skipper Matty Jones moves back into the front row for Mikey Whitton who departs for Australia on Saturday. Prop Paul Taylor returns to the squad and is front row replacement on the bench where he’s joined by Chris Purdy and Matty Young who returns from injury. Elsewhere in senior rugby, the Danesmen are on the road at Hullionians. Both games kick off at 3pm.

 

A BUS FOR SUPPORTERS AND PLAYERS LEAVES THE CLUB AT 10AM ON SATURDAY

 

 

 

Dave Campbell previews Scarborough’s vital promotion clash with Moortown at Silver Royd tomorrow!

6 Apr

PICTURES BY DAVE CAMPBELL FROM MOORTOWN-V-SCARBOROUGH IN DECEMBER 2017

Moortown RUFC travel east for their first ever game at Silver Royd tomorrow; of course the two clubs met on many, many occasions at Newby before the Seasiders moved to their present location in 2009 but haven’t met since then as the Alwoodly-based club have played in Yorkshire Two.

In early December coach Simon Smith’s charges played Moortown at their Moss Valley ground and lost 12-34. On the day they had eight personnel and positional changes from the previous week’s defeat of Beverley; however ‘town’ were worthy winners and were much the better side on the day. On their last outing at Middlesbrough last Saturday they were on the wrong end of a 10-7 score-line.

Although this will be the final league game of season 2017-2018 at Silver Royd; promotion and relegation issues are far from settled in Yorkshire One and coming into this game Scarborough are still in contention for a play-off place for promotion to North One East.

In the last couple of weeks they have played fellow contenders Beverley and Heath away from home with a possible ten points at stake. A 31-20 bonus point win at Beverley was followed by a losing-bonus point defeat 17-20 at Heath last week. Six from ten possible points wasn’t ideal but as Beverley went empty handed and Heath won only four points, it wasn’t too bad a return for skipper Matty Jones’s men.

For tomorrow’s game Scarborough have made only one personnel change to the squad defeated at Heath; Euan Govier comes in for the injured Phil Watson. Following tomorrow’s game, the SilverRoyders’ last two game are on the road; next week they make the long trip to Settle to take on struggling North Ribblesdale. The final game of the season is at Keighley on the 21st.

And don’t forget the Yorkshire Shield semi-final against Beverley at Silver Royd has yet to be played; so look out on the club’s social media platforms and in the Scarborough News for news on the date of the fixture.

Other senior rugby at the weekend sees the Vikings on the road at Marist whilst the Danesmen-Gulls XV play a triangular tournament with Moortown and Barton at Silver Royd. On Sunday the women’s team the Valkryies play Acklam Ladies at Middlesbrough.

 

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