Great day for sport at Silver Royd

Boro line up at Silver Royd
Boro line up at Silver Royd

There is no doubt that Scarborough RUFC’s Silver Royd is one of the town’s sporting crown jewels.

The Scalby-based venue demonstrated this beautifully at the weekend as the cream of local football provided the icing to a real feast of sport.

As well as the usual cricketing action on the club’s lower pitches, Scarborough Athletic had their debut run-out at Silver Royd against a Saturday League XI, a game that followed on from Boro Reserves doing battle with an ex-Hull City side.

Rugby Club CEO Graeme Young was delighted with how the day progressed.

“The whole day ran smoothly, everybody behaved in an exemplary fashion - the winner on the day was local sport.

“We were delighted with how the pitch played, though we had cut it down to FIFA guidelines and dressed it differently to usual.

“It was a win, win, win for Scarborough and sport.

“The Saturday League took the money from the gate, Boro promoted their club and sold their merchandise, while we took the bar takings, so everyone had a good day.”

There is talk of making the fixture a regular occurence at Silver Royd, which is something Young has no problem with.

Young would also be happy to help out with any local league cup finals as long as it didn’t compromise the rugby action that will obviously take priority.

He added: “If we can help out without compromising the rugby side of things then we would.

“We would obviously like to make the friendly fixture for Scarborough Athletic a regular feature at the Rugby Club, it is all about clubs in Scarborough helping each other out.

“In principle we wouldn’t have any objection to hosting cup finals as well, as long as it fits in.

“We have a two-week window around this time of the year when the pitch is free, but the cup finals would be played earlier than that.

“We have our season to think about and any county games, but this is something that we are not ruling out. I’m willing to talk to the people involved to try and make something happen.”