Archive | February, 2020

Scarborough travel to league-leaders York for local derby.

14 Feb

Scarborough take on York earlier in the season at Silver Royd

Photograph by Jenny Brown Wood

Scarborough are on the road tomorrow to take on league leaders York RUFC At Clifton Park. The Minstermen have been on a great run which has seen them win nine in a row and go top in North One East; however last week they were surprisingly beaten 37-23 on the road by second-placed Cleckheaton.

In the corresponding game at Silver Royd in October Scarborough led 21-3 with only nine minutes of the game to go; however a spirited fight-back by York saw them close the gap and a late try earned them an unlikely 24-21 win.

NORTH ONE EAST Including games played 8 February 2020

Last Saturday Scarborough ran-in six tries in the 36-15 defeat of visitors West Hartlepool who had beaten Cleckheaton at home the previous week; they make one change in their lineup for the trip down the A64, the pack being bolstered by the inclusion of experienced forward Chris Purdy.

Last season with the relative league positions reversed, the Seasiders won 29-20 At Clifton Park and interestingly York will reportedly play former Scarborough second row Cade Robinson at blind-side flanker against his old club.

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DON’T FORGET YORK V SCARBOROUGH KICKS OFF AT 3pm.

SCARBOROUGH RUFC RUN IN SIX TRIES IN BONUS-POINT DEFEAT OF WEST HARTLEPOOL

9 Feb

Billy Parker had an outstanding game against West Hartlepool

Scarborough always had too much penetration for a workman-like West Hartlepool side, running in six tries in a 36-15 win at Silver Royd yesterday.

Playing into the cold, blustery wind, the Seasiders took control early on with tries from scrum-half Jordi Wakeham and centre Via Tuilagi to lead 10-0. The visitors reduced the arrears with a close-range try from No8 Chris Atkins in the 20th minute; 10-5.

NORTH ONE EAST (including games played 8th February 2020)

‘West’ had their best spell of the game before the break but resolute Scarborough defence negated their attacking efforts.

Playing with the wind after the break Scarborough delighted the crowd with a scintillating display of running rugby and ran in four well-worked tries from flyhalf Tom Ratcliffe, Jonty Holloway, lock Luke Brown and fullback Tom Harrison; Ratcliffe converted three for a 36-5 lead. However they switched off in the last five minutes and conceded a couple of soft tries which had no bearing on the outcome but could prove costly on another day.

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

The Scarborough Review is out now!

7 Feb

Read the latest on Scarborough RUFC in February’s Scarborough Review; free at a supermarket near you.

SCARBOROUGH BOOSTED BY THE RETURN OF TUILAGI AND PARKER!

7 Feb

VIA TUILAGI (Top) BILLY PARKER (above)

Scarborough take on visitors West Hartlepool at Silver Royd tomorrow looking to bounce back from last week’s 35-24 defeat at Moortown. And the Seasiders have been boosted by the return to the ranks of long-term injury victim Via Tuilagi who dislocated his shoulder on his first start at Malton in early December and Billy Parker who has been unavailable due to business commitments since the 4th of January; they will play in the centres.

West Hartlepool are currently second bottom of North One East but have been putting in some creditable performances in the last month and last Saturday produced the surprise result of the day when second placed Cleckheaton were beaten 20-19 at home.

Including games played 1st February 2020

In the corresponding away fixture in October Scarborough overturned an early 15-0 ‘West’ lead and tries from Jonty Holloway, Henry Hocking, Billy Parker and Jack Anderson plus nine points from the boot of Jordi Wakeham saw them to a 29-25 bonus-point win.

West Hartlepool have yet to win away from their Brinkburn HQ although they went close on their last ‘away day’ going down 12-17 at Bradford & Bingley. Coach Simon Smith’s charges will be looking to continue their home form which saw them put Huddersfield YMCA to to the sword 50-10 in their last Silver Royd outing.

Scarborough RUFC lose 35-24 in thriller at Moortown

5 Feb

Luke Brown scores Scarborough’s second try at Moortown

Photograph: Jenny Brown Hill

Moortown dashed to an early 12-3 lead thanks to tries from Jack Hughes and Tom Moorby with fly-half Tom Ratcliffe kicking a penalty for the visitors.

Scarborough cut the deficit to a couple of points when winger Sam Jackson dived in to touchdown and Ratcliffe converted for 10-12.

Tries from Gary Smith and Eddie Crossland for the home side and a touchdown by Scarborough lock Luke Brown saw Moortown lead 24-17 at the break.

A further Moorby try stretched the home lead to 29-17 before a Crossland penalty and drop-goal completed the Moortown scoring at 35-17.

A late Jordan Holloway try converted by Ratcliffe saw Moortown run out deserved 35-24 winners.

This Saturday (8 February) the Seasiders get a chance to bounce back as West Hartlepool are their next opponents at Silver Royd.

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

Vikings beat Beverley 60-7 in pictures

2 Feb

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