Visit of Durham City tomorrow the first of a run of vital games for Simon Smith’s charges.​

28 Feb

Action from last Saturday’s game between Pocklington and Durham City PICTURE: DAVE CAMPBELL

Having topped North One East last November following a good start to their 2019/2020 campaign, Scarborough RUFC have struggled with a catalogue of injuries which has seen them slip to 6th place in the league going into the final six weeks of the season.

They now find themselves in a relegation dogfight with seven other teams to avoid the third relegation spot in the league with third bottom side Percy Park on 45 points and the Seasiders themselves on 51. With four points for a win and only seven games left, every game between now and  the end of the season will be absolutely. Vital.

Brothers Jonty & Jordan Holloway scored both tries in Scarborough‘s14-13 win at Durham city in October last year.

Starting tomorrow Durham City are the visitors to Silver Royd; the Seasiders defeated City on the road earlier in the season however the men from County Durham have been on a recent revival and  last Saturday beat Pocklington on the road 15-14 to move up from the third relegation spot. I went through to Pocklington but saw nothing that unduly alarmed me and if Drew Govier’s men play to their potential they should progress in the league. Coach Smith has added Sam Jackson in the backs while Matty Jones returns to the squad following injury.

The crunch games  keep coming with a trip to Driffield next week followed by Morley at home on the 14th. Percy Road, Pocklington is the destination on the 21st where the Seasiders will look to avenge a home defeat earlier in the season. And a very busy March is completed with the visit of Malton to Silver Royd on the 28th; it’s going to be a nail-biting month!  Hopefully Things will be much clearer before the game at Bradford on April 4th and the final game of the season with high-flying Cleckheaton on the 11th.


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