Depleted Pirates beaten at Allerton

A depleted Scarborough Pirates were beaten at Allerton Bywater
A depleted Scarborough Pirates were beaten at Allerton Bywater
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A young Scarborough Pirates side suffered a 38-16 defeat on the road at Allerton Bywater.

Zak Metcalfe landed the Pirates' first try before Harry Sleep took his tally to seven tries in five games by crossing the whitewash.

Carl Stephenson added a further try for Keith Paddock's side and Alex Paddock landed two of his three conversion attempts, but it wasn't enough for the Pirates on the day against a well-drilled, fast and attacking Allerton outfit.

Coach Paddock took the positives from the encounter.

He said: "The attitude from the lads was good and so was the work-rate.

"The heat was unreal, it was really draining the players so only having two subs didn't help us.

"The forwards were outstanding, they had to do a lot of minutes each and they really did take it to them."

Several individuals stood out for coach Paddock's men.

He added: "Credit to Zac Metcalfe, who declared himself injured at the beginning of the week, but knowing we were short put his hand up to play.

"Joe Holliday played his first game as scrum-half I was pleased with his effort.

"Nicky Brining was by far our man of the match for his massive work-rate, he tackled everything.

"Although we lost, I was pleased with a lot of aspects of the game, but as always we have things to work on to improve as a side."

The Pirates are back on home territory next weekend when they welcome Keighley Albion to Eastway.