Pirates A run riot in Stanley success

Scarborough Pirates A on the attack. Picture: Steve Lilly
Scarborough Pirates A on the attack. Picture: Steve Lilly
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Scarborough Pirates’ A team put in a stunning display as they hammered Stanley Rangers A 84-12 at Eastway on Saturday.

Keith Paddock’s men were fast out of the traps and man of the match Tom Read set the tone for the afternoon as he crossed to open the scoring.

Alex Paddock prepares to kick a conversion. Picture: Steve Lilly.

Alex Paddock prepares to kick a conversion. Picture: Steve Lilly.

The home side didn’t rest on their lead though and showed their dominance as Olly Heaps, Josh McNeil, Carl Stephenson, Dave Douthwaite and Toby Welsby all crashed over twice to add to their tally.

Keith Paddock, Marcus Paddock, Dave Byerley and Jamie Cornish all crossed to hammer home the Pirates’ dominance.

The hosts also showed precision with the boot as their tries were converted by Alex Paddock, Marcus Paddock, James Fleming, Cornish and Stephenson as they ran riot to a record points win.

Read was selected as man of the match by the visitors, who battled away with a depleted squad throughout.

Player-coach Paddock said: “It was a bit of a difficult game to play and coach as we struggled to get any structure due to breaking through early in the tackle count on most occasions when attacking.

“It’s a great confidence boost for the team though with a record score too.

“Massive respect to Stanley for coming over with 14 men and sticking at it right until the very end.”

The win pushed the A team up to fourth spot in the Yorkshire Mens division four table.

Paddock’s charges will look to maintain their run of form and climb up the table when they host rock-bottom Mirfield Stags A at Eastway on Saturday.

Adam Lee’s first team weren’t in action at the weekend as their scheduled trip to West Hull Lions A was postponed and they are without a fixture this weekend.