SCARBOROUGH RUFC V CONSETT preview of tomorrow’s game at SILVER ROYD

8 Mar

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BEN MARTIN WINS A LINEOUT IN LAST WEEKS 27-22 WIN AT DRIFFIELD  PHOTOGRAPH: DAVE CAMPBELL

Scarborough continue their promotion drive in North One East tomorrow when they take on bottom club Consett RFC who were promoted as champions of Durham/Northumberland at the end of last season.

They had a poor start to the season losing their first six games before winning 39-37 at Cleckheaton on the 24th of November last year; however they had to wait until the New Year for their next win beating Driffield 17-7 at home on the 12th of January 2019 followed by a 26-20 win on the road at Bridlington the following week.

The men from County Durham’s league position does not reflect the rugby they have been playing but a look at their stats show they are by no means the lowest scoring side in the league and they have garnered six try-bonus points and three losing bonuses. Last week they blew away the challenge of visitors Bradford & Bingley scoring six tries in a 41-26 victory; Bradford won 54-22 when the teams met at Wagon Lane in November.

Having had a massively bad day at the office losing at home to Pocklington and having two players sent off, Skipper Matty Jones’s men had to stew in their own juices for two weeks before their next game which was at Driffield last week.

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SCARBOROUGH DRIVE FOR THE LINE AT DRIFFIELD

A cracking encounter at Kelleythorpe saw Scarborough lead 19-7 at the break thanks to tries from Ben Martin, Jonty Holloway and Jimmy Perrett. After the break and with the wind behind them The Woldsmen struck back and going into the final stages of the game the scores were level at 22-22. However a late-late try from Manning Smith with the last play of the game saw the Seasiders snatch a bonus point with a 27-22 win, avenging Driffield’s 42-26 win at Silver Royd earlier in the season.

For tomorrow’s game Coach Simon Smith’s charges will welcome back prop Nino Cutino who has recovered from surgery and centre Matty Young who is fit again after a period on the sidelines with and injury; both are on the bench with the starting fifteen unchanged from last week. Scarborough and Consett met at Consett earlier in the season and the visitors ran-out 31-14 winners following a hard-fought game; it’ll be a tough game but the Seasiders will be looking to do the double on their opponents tomorrow. DONT FORGET THE KICK OFF WILL BE AT THE LATER TIME OF 3pm!

 

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