Tom Harrison’s Junior Report - Busy weekend for Mini teams

The Scarborough RUFC U9 Team is back in action this weekend at Silver Royd
The Scarborough RUFC U9 Team is back in action this weekend at Silver Royd

The junior teams have another busy weekend ahead of them at Scarborough RUFC.

This Sunday Silver Royd will play host to teams from Malton & Norton, Goole, Hull and Bridlington.

Each club will bring all the youngest members of their clubs to play against each other, for Scarborough’s youngest this will be their third weekend of matches in a row, something which i’m sure will only benefit them.

As our numbers continue to grow at most age groups so does the coaching staff and i would like to thank everybody who regularly helps out with the coaching.

We are currently looking for boys and girls for our under-11s and 12s aged groups to play in matches, if you are interested in playing please feel free to come up and join in on any Sunday session at 10.30 am

Match Focus

Scarborough under-13s 5

West Park Leeds under-13s 15

This was a very close contest played between two teams in good form. 

West Park started strongly in the first 10 minutes, getting to the rucks quicker and using their backs to try and break the Scarborough line. 

The home side held out with determined tackling becoming stronger at the breakdown as the game went on. 

Tom Evans made some good breaks from fly-half to ease the pressure and Scarborough began to make inroads into the opposition half. 

Scarborough threatened the West Park line but were unable to break through. 

Just before half-time West Park opened the scoring when their winger just squeezed in at the corner.

Following another drive from the visitors they added another try from a centre who crashed over from a tap penalty to make it Scarborough 0 West Park 10 at the interval. 

Scarborough started more strongly after the break and began to drive West Park off their own ball but they were still not as effective at the rucks. 

Scarborough lost too much possession from the ball being stolen in contact. 

When play broke down around halfway Scarborough won the ruck and released Dan Marsh to outstrip the defence and score a superb try from the halfway line. 

The game now became really tight with Scarborough getting much more of the ball and using it wide. 

There was more incisive running from Tom Evans feeding Ben Minghella, who was stopped with a good defensive tackle. 

Tom Anderson’s pace took him to within a few metres of the line only for him to be taken down with a try saving tackle. 

Tom again nearly got away on the half way line with open field in front of him, but a finger tip hold from the fullback slowed him enough for the defence to pull him down. 

With a few minutes to go following some sustained pressure from West Park, Scarborough gave away a series of penalties but seemed to have held out with some excellent tackling only for West Park to force over near the corner and seal the game. 

This was Scarborough’s best performance of the season so far against a very strong West Park side, who just deserved the win. 

The Scarborough pack played really well in the second half and secured the lion’s share of possession in the tight but we turned the ball over too often at rucks and mauls.

Man of the Match:Tom Evans

The under-sevens ran out winners in a close game against Driffield.

Lucas Brown scored on his debut with further tries coming from Tiernan Ingham, Samuel Jenkinson, Jack Self and Josh Moir.

Harry Burgess capped a fine performance with his first ever try.

Jamie Dennis and Richard Sharp continued their regular try scoring form.

Also crossing the line were Louie France, Edward Johnson, Oliver Edwards and Dylan Gautier.

Max Bryon was outstanding defensively.

An extended player’s pack is now available to pre-order from the club shop.

It contains a polo shirt, t-shirt, waterproof jacket, gym shorts, tracksuit bottoms, and a base-layer thermal and is priced at £135 and can be ordered from the shop on Saturday or Sunday.