Dave Campbell previews tomorrows game between Scarborough and Morley at Silver Royd

23 Nov

2018-11-17 LINEOUT CONSETT-V-SCARBOROUGH

A Scarborough attacking lineout in the 31-14 win at Consett last week.

PHOTOGRAPH: TOM HARRISON

Even sitting at the top of North One East skipper Matty Jones’s men will know they have difficult game ahead at Silver Royd tomorrow.

This is the first time Scarborough has played Morley since I joined the club forty years ago in 1978; in fact the only time I have visited their Scratcherd Lane ground was many, many moons ago to see Andy Holloway (father of Jordan and Jonty) play for Wakefield in the final of the Yorkshire Cup against Headingly.

The Leeds-based outfit reached the second tier of English league rugby in the nineties but last season were relegated from the North Premier division. They kicked off the season at Morpeth where they went down 35-22; however after that they had a run of seven games in which they lost only once, 36-19 at York. They have yet to win in November, losing narrowly 33-29 at Malton and 28-19 against Bradford & Bingley at Scratcherd Lane last week.

Last Saturday Matty Jones’s men were on the road at Consett and came away with a 31-14 win following a hard-fought encounter. Tries from Aaron Wilson, Jonty Holloway, Jimmy Perrett, Tom Hicks and Drew Govier and six points from the boot of Tom Ratcliffe earning a bonus point to go top of the table; Coach Simon Smith has named an unchanged squad for tomorrow’s game. The last two games here at Silver Royd have produced a total of 25 tries and 161 points…are we in for more of the same tomorrow?

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