Pirates ready for Allerton test

Scarborough Pirates are back in action this weekend
Scarborough Pirates are back in action this weekend

Scarborough Pirates will be hoping for a Yorkshire League Division Two win at Allerton Bywater on Saturday, despite them being without a number of players.

Allerton are currently at the foot of the table, while the Pirates could jump into the top few with a victory on the road.

Keith Paddock was delighted with the lads' effort in training this week, and he feels that if that is anything to go by then they could well be on their way to a success.

He said: "This week we have a bit of a depleted side, but we'll still be strong.

"We have lost skipper Dave Douthwaite due the the arrival of his first born, while scrum-half Toby Welsby, centre Drew Govier and winger Tom Jenkinson are all working.

Both Zac Metcalfe and myself are injured as well, but never the less we see the return of Carl Stevenson Marcus Paddock and Marc Campling.

"Training was tough this week but the lads worked really hard to make up for the week off.

"The team we are playing will be determined to turn us over, especially with them having home advantage, so we can not go under prepared and with the wrong attitude.

"Although we won't have a full squad I am very confident, especially after how we trained, that we will come away smiling."