SCARBOROUGH RUFC TOP NORTH ONE EAST WITH 31-14 WIN AT CONSETT

17 Nov

2018-11-17 LINEOUT CONSETT-V-SCARBOROUGH

SCARBOROUGH CONTEST  AN ATTACKING LINEOUT AT CONSETT (PHOTO COURTESY SCARBOROUGH RUFC TWITTER

RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION (RFU) NORTHERN DIVISION – NORTH EAST ONE

CONSETT 14 SCARBOROUGH 31

By Dave Campbell

Scarborough bounced back from an early reverse at Consett to run in five thrilling tries and grab top spot in North One East with a 31-14 victory.

The men from county Durham pressed early in the game and had the visiting defence on the back foot during the opening exchanges. They grabbed an early lead with a converted try with a catch-and-drive from an attacking lineout in the 6th minute for a 7-0 lead.

It took the Seasiders most of the opening quarter to settle but when they did the tries came quickly; fly-half Tom Ratcliffe released centre Aaron Wilson to power over in the 25th minute and converted himself to level the scores at 7-7. Five minutes later wing Jonty Holloway scored in the corner for 12-8 following a quick tap penalty and fullback Jimmy Perrett outstripped the Consett defence following good work by Aaron Wilson and second row Cade Robinson. Ratcliffe converted for a 19-7 half-time lead.

Second Row Tom Hicks galloped in from forty metres out to stretch the lead to 24-7 in the 50th minute which was a precursor to a period of pressure from Consett which was well handled by the visiting defence before a slick pass from an attacking lineout by scrum-half Jordi Wakeham released flanker Drew Govier to touchdown; Ratcliffe added the extras to put the matter beyond doubt at 31-7. Consett scored a late consolation try to produce a 31-14 final scoreline.

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