Scarborough RUFC pipped at the post in Silver Royd thriller.

14 Mar
JONTY HOLLOWAY SCORES IN THE CORNER

ALL PICTURES BY JENNY BROWN WOOD

Playing with the wind behind them Morley took the game to SCARBOROUGH from the start and spent the opening five minutes of the half camped in the home 22.

However great defence from the Seasiders kept their line intact and taking the game to the visitors, they scored a try in the eighth minute of the game. Scrum-half Jordi Wakeham made a break from halfway before releasing winger Angus frend who sprinted over in the corner. Fly half Tom Ratcliffe added the extras for a 7-0 Scarborough lead.

The Scarborough lead was extended further four minutes later when Jonty Holloway darted over to score; Ratcliffe failed to convert and Scarborough led 12-0.

ANGUS FREND SCORES HIS FIRST TRY

Morley reduced the deficit in the 34th minute when winger Jason Kenneally scored wide on the left, however the conversion hit the upright and Scarborough led 12-5 at the break.

Playing into the wind Morley struckback 15 minutes into the second-half when Nick Green crossed and touched down for a converted try to level the scores at 12-12 and it was game on.

The see-saw nature of the game continued when Frend bagged his second try on the hour; the kick was missed and Scarborough led 17-12. However the lead was short lived and the Leeds-based outfit crossed for an unconverted try to level the scores at 17-17 six minutes later.

in a nail-biting finale Morley were awarded a penalty in front of the Scarborough posts in the 79th minute and fly half Mark Chester obliged for a 20-17 win.

A losing bonus point was scant reward for the effort Skipper Drew Govier’s men put into a cracking game as they slipped to seventh place in this hugely competitive league.

CATCH CHARLIE HOPPER’S FULL REPORT IN THE SCARBOROUGH NEWS

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