Scarborough RUFC set sights on more derby success

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Scarborough RUFC make the short journey south tomorrow to take on Bridlington in what should be a keenly-fought local derby at Dukes Park.

Brid have made a positive start to their Yorkshire One campaign beating visitors Old Brodlieans 24-11 on the opening game of the season.

However they didn’t have everything their own way last week, managing to snatch a narrow 12-9 win with an injury-time try at Halifax-based outfit Heath.

Scarborough bounced back from a narrow 10-6 defeat at Selby on the opening day of the season to beat high-flying York 20-17 in a close-fought affair at Silver Royd last Saturday.

The Minstermen outscored Scarborough three to two on tries but the boot of Graeme Hogg proved to be decisive.

For tomorrow’s game coach Lee Douglas will be without the services of full-back Graeme Jeffrey who is unavailable due to family commitments; his replacement at 15 had not been announced at the time of going to press or the identity of the squad's 18th player.

Dukes Park hasn’t exactly been a happy hunting ground for the Seasiders but games there have almost always been close.

Last season the home side just edged it 22-18 while Scarborough won the fixture 24-17 in season 2014-15.

No matter the outcome this is always a derby played with edge; tomorrow, I’m sure will be no different.

The Vikings, the Scarborough club’s second string are also in action against Bridlington tomorrow at Silver Royd; kick-off 3pm.