Scarborough RUFC fight back to grab bonus-point victory at Kendal!

14 Sep

2016-10-05 NINO REJOINS SHARP

A BULLOCKING BREAK BY NINO CUTINO SET-UP SCARBOROUGH’S WINNING TRY    picture DAVE CAMPBELL

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

KENDAL 20 SCARBOROUGH 26

By Dave Campbell

Scarborough bounced back from an unpromising first half to grab a 26-20 bonus-point victory with four sizzling second half touchdowns at Kendal this afternoon.

The Cumbrians took an early lead with an unconverted try when scrum-half Dino Noya picked up from the base of an attacking scrum to dart over. Stand-off Glen Weightman added the conversion for a 7-0 lead.

The home lead was short lived when flanker Euan Govier struck back for the visitors following broken play and fly-half Tom Ratcliffe converted to level the scores at 7-7.

A couple of Kendal penalties from Weightman stretched the home lead to 13-7. The Seasiders had their fair share of possession and territory but indiscipline and poor handling kept them out of contention.

The second half started inconspicuously for the visitors when they knocked-on the Kendal kick-off before Noya added his second try converted by Weightman for a 20-7 lead; however a powerful pack performance from skipper Drew Govier’s men saw them take control.

As the Scarborough forwards drove to the home line, the Kendal forwards collapsed the maul and conceded a penalty try to reduce the arrears at 14-20. Visiting scrum-half Jordi Wakeham then picked up from the base of an attacking scrum to dart over and cut the lead to a single point at 19-20; Ratcliffe missed the conversion.

And the coup de grace was delivered late in the game when prop Nino Cutino broke from deep in his own half to the Kendal ten metre line; the move was taken on and centre Aaron Wilson powered through the middle to score between the uprights. Ratcliffe converted for 26-20 to complete a memorable day on the road in the Lake District.

 

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