Scarborough beaten by late-late try at Silver Royd!

5 Jan

HENRY HOCKING SCORES SCARBOROUGH’S FIRST TRY AGAINST KENDAL Photograph: Jenny Brown Wood

Scarborough bounced back from a shaky start in which they conceded a couple of early tries to trail 0-12 after 15 minutes to lead 24-20 going into injury time in their league clash with Kendal at Silver Royd. However an injury-time touchdown from the Cumbrians snatched a bonus-point win at the death.

Kendal stunned the Scarborough faithful with tries in the 3rd and 15th minutes but the Seasiders girded their loins and came storming back with tries from centre Henry Hocking in the 17th minute converted by fly half Tom Ratcliffe and a close range efforts from a driving maul five minutes later to tie the scores at 12-12.

That parity was short lived and the visitors grabbed the lead when a defensive Scarborough clearance was charged down and Kendal wing Nick Carlton won the chase to touch down for a 17-12 lead.

Photograph: Jenny Brown Wood

Scarborough heads never went down and from a scrum wide left in the Kendal 22, scrum-half Jordy Wakeham whipped the ball infield and centre Billy Parker powered over to tie the scores at 17-17. Ratcliffe failed to convert; however Scarborough infringed from the restart and Kendal skipper Glen Weightman kicked his side to a 20-17 half time lead.

Scarborough looked the likelier side to score after the break and they took the lead for the first time in the game in the 50th minute with a try from fullback Tom Harrison converted by Ratcliffe for a 24-20 lead,

Scarborough had several fourth quarter chances to stretch their lead but it wasn’t to be before Weightman did his injury-time Dick Turpin impression snatching victory with his try and conversion.

The Seasiders deserve credit for a fight back from a poor start and earned two bonus points but the rub of the green wasn’t in their favour on the day and Kendal just about deserved their win.

NORTH ONE EAST (WEF 1800 4th January 2020)

READ CHARLIE HOPPER’S FULL REPORT IN THURSDAY’S SCARBOROUGH NEWS

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