Injury-hit Scarborough RUFC look to end losing streak against KENDAL RFC on Saturday.

1 Jan

2019-12-28 AARON V BEESAARON WILSON CENTRE SCORED THE WINNER AT KENDAL EARLIER IN THE SEASON Picture; Jenny Brown Wood

Scarborough RUFC kicks off the second half of the season on Saturday against visitors Kendal RFC at Silver Royd; this first game of 2020 comes off the back of a four game losing streak in North One East which has seen them drop from first to sixth in the league.

UP TO DATE NORTH ONE EAST LEAGUE TABLE

The big problem for Coach Simon Smith has been a growing injury list that has disrupted the shape and strength of his team. In the forwards, the club’s regular back row of the last two seasons, bothers Euan and Drew Govier plus No8 Ben Martin are again missing with Martin and Drew Govier still on the injury list and Euan unavailable. In the second row Luke Brown is doubtful as his partner is due to give birth around the 4th of January although Phil Watson will return to the engine-room; Prop Nino Cutino is front row replacement on the bench.

The backs are once again re-shuffled with Joe Marshall coming in on the wing for Jonty Holloway who is unavailable and Billy Parker and Henry Hockings make up yet another centre pairing. Prop Benny Blackall will I believe finish his rehabilitation before returning to Australia for the summer. As far as I know Via Tuilagi will return to action when he has recovered from a dislocated shoulder sustained against Malton last month.

Kendal travel from Cumbria having lost their last three outings against Cleckheaton, Malton and Bradford & Bingley although they did beat Pocklington and Malton in November both of whom beat Scarborough recently.

The Seasiders struggled in their 21-47 thrashing by Bradford in the last game before Christmas and turned in a strangely dispirited and dispiriting performance for a side that had fought so hard in so many games this season. The Scarborough faithful will be looking for something more uplifting and upbeat on Saturday. And the men from Silver Royd couldn’t do better than show the spirit that saw them fight back from a 7-20 half-time deficit in the second game of the season to beat Kendal 26-20 with a late try from Aaron Wilson.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: