Archive | March, 2020

Day Two!

17 Mar
LOOK PRITI A COUPLE OF SEPTUAGENARIANS SNEAKING OUT TO PROUFOOTS; RING THE WRINKLY POLICE ON 777”

ON THE OTHER HAND WAIT ‘TIL THEY GET THERE!

Until further notice this blog has been re-named MUSINGS OF A SEPTUAGENERIAN FUGITIVE.

17 Mar

Chairman Boris made his first proclamation yesterday; no pub, no pictures, if you’re an old git no seeing the family and worse of all for me, no rugby club or rugby!

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

Scarborough RUFC host Morley in vital league clash at Silver Royd tomorrow.

13 Mar
Via Tuilagi in action against Durham City
Picture: Jenny Brown Wood

With so many games off in the professional game, I’m glad to report that Scarborough’ s game with Morley at Silver Royd is definitely on. If the government don’t get down to banning grass root rugby then we should see one of the closest finishes (on the relegation front) in North One with eight clubs from fifth down to third bottom fighting to stay clear of the third relegation place.

NORTH ONE EAST INCL 7 March 2020

Both Scarborough and Morley are in that mix which should ensure a cracking game tomorrow; however Morley have won only two of their last ten game since the start of December last year and they were both at home. Scarborough on the other hand have won their last three games at home.

Last Saturday Morley were narrowly beaten 17-18 at home by second placed Cleckheaton whilst Scarborough went down to a heavy 7-43 defeat at Driffield. Before Christmas, Drew Govier’s men lost 9-15 at Morley under their ancient floodlights, many of which were not working.

For tomorrow’s game, experienced forward Phil Watson returns to strengthen the pack while Henry Hocking and Angus Frend return in the backs. Joe Nellist, Will Rennard and Sam Jackson are on the bench. Also at Silver Royd the Danesmen entertain Market Rasen RUFC; both games kick off at 3pm.

TOMORROW’S NORTH ONE EAST FIXTURES

When Scarborough and Morley met last season at Silver Royd, the Seasiders conceded a try in the 3rd minute before going on score eight of their own in a 50-17 win.

A rare pleasure!

9 Mar
Sean Maitland races over for his second try.

As a Scotsman, Scotland’s 28-17 win at Murrayfield against France yesterday was a rare pleasure indeed; simply because it doesn’t happen too often these days. Mohamed Haouas’ indiscipline and violent conduct had a bearing on the result; however I’m hoping against hope that we may have a bit more of the same in Cardiff on Saturday but I’m not holding my breath!

Ouch! Haouas’ punch changed the course of the game.

Scarborough Vikings beat leaders Driffield in Eastern Merit Table clash at Silver Royd.

8 Mar

VIKINGS 32 DRIFFIELD 3rds 20

Report and pictures by DAVE CAMPBELL

Scrum half Lewis Cowlishaw on the charge against Driffield
PHOTOGRAPH: Dave Campbell

The Vikings inflicted Driffield’s second defeat on the road this season at a wind swept Silver Royd yesterday to move move into third place in the Eastern Merit Table.

A close-fought game saw the Scarborough second string make sure of victory with a late try from wing Tom Anderson. Fullback Henry Hackings was named man of the match,

Chris Purdy tries to halt a Driffield break
James Easley and Craig Fairburn look to close down the Driffield left wing.



Driffield on the Charge!

Scarborough beaten 43-7 by rampant Driffield.

7 Mar
Winger Jonty Holloway scored a late consolation try for Scarborough

In-form Driffield Scored four tries without reply to lead 22-0 at half time in their North One East fixture with Scarborough at Kelleythorpe this afternoon.

The Woldsmen were fizzing as they raced to a 43-0 lead after an hour. However Scarborough heads never dropped and a Scintillating try late in the proceedings by wing Jonty Holloway was a testament to the Seasiders’ tenacity.

NORTH ONE EAST

Including games played 7 March 2020

SCARBOROUGH look for a league double at Driffield on Saturday.

4 Mar
Angus Frend on the charge against Durham City
Photographed by Jenny Brown Wood.

Sitting in sixth place in North One East Scarborough will travel looking to complete a league double over fourth placed Driffield at Kelleythorpe on Saturday.

The Woldsmen have won only two of their last seven games including last week’s 23-17 defeat at Cleckheaton; however they have a good home record and apart from a 37-28 defeat by Cleckheaton early in the season, their only slip-up was a 15-15 draw with Durham City on the 7th of January.

Benny Blackall is now back working in the gym
Photograph: Dave Campbell

The clubs last met back in November on the day when prop Benny Blackall suffered a horrendous injury to his leg and has been out since. However the Seasiders took control that day and ran out 32-16 winners thanks to tries from Jonty Holloway, Jordi Wakeham, Drew Govier and Stuart Smyth.

NORTH ONE EAST (INCLUDING GAMES PLAYED 29 FEB 2020)

Following last week’s 21-12 defeat of resurgent Durham City, Coach Simon Smith is awaiting the results of a couple of fitness tests before he can name his starting fifteen on Saturday.

On a busy weekend at Silver Royd both the Vikings and Danesmen entertain Driffield; all three games kick of at 3pm.

NORTH OBE EAST FIXTURES 7th MARCH 2020

SCARBOROUGH maintain their league position following the defeat of Durham City at Silver Royd.

1 Mar
Tom Harrison
Via Tuilagi
Drew Govier

Centre Via Tuilagi, fullback Tom Harrison and Skipper Drew Govier (above) scored the tries that kept Scarborough in the mix in yesterday’s 21-12 defeat of Durham City in North East One. Scarborough stalwart Tom Ratcliffe who had an outstanding game kicked a couple of penalty goals in an outstanding win.

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