Scarborough RUFC beat league-leaders Morpeth 22-17 with a terrific defensive display at Silver Royd.

29 Sep

TOM HICKS ABOUT TO WIN A LINEOUT PHOTOGRAPH: DAVE CAMPBELL

An attritional encounter at Silver Royd saw a much-reshuffled Scarborough side fall deservedly 0-7 behind league-leaders Morpeth half way through the first half of a hard-fought North One East clash at Silver Royd. However the Seasiders ran in three unanswered tries in the second quarter to lead 19-7 at the break.

An unconverted try ten minutes into the second half saw the Geordies cut the gap to seven points at 19-12; however a penalty goal from Tom Ratcliffe stretched the Seasiders lead to 22-12. A late unconverted touchdown saw the visitors reduce the arrears to 17-22. However a terrific defensive display late in the game saw the Seasiders hold on for a memorable win.

Report and photograph by Dave Campbell

MY FULL REPORT AND PICTURES BY ANDY STANDING IN THURSDAY’SSCARBOROUGH NEWS

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