Pirates extend winning run

PIRATES POWER ... the hosts scrum down
PIRATES POWER ... the hosts scrum down
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SCARBOROUGH Pirates under-17s chalked up their third Yorkshire Combination League division two win in succession with a 26-10 defeat of Queensbury.

Pirates struggled in the early stages of the game in the cold and wet conditions at Oliver’s Mount.

However, prop Liam Braithwaite eventually broke through the visitors defence to put Pirates ahead.

Alex Paddock added a second try before the interval to send the hosts in at half-time with an 8-0 lead.

Josh Collin went over for Pirates shortly after the re-start, Paddock converting for 14-0.

Queensbury hit back with a couple of tries of their own, one of which was converted, to leave the contest nicely poised at 14-10 to the hosts.

Back to within a score, Queensbury put Pirates under some pressure, but with full-back Ross Gill to the fore, the Scarborough lads worked hard to ensure that their lead remained intact.

Knowing that the next score was all-important, the home side regained the initiative and took the game back to their visitors.

Gill, Jamie Cornish and Ben Owram all touched down in the closing stages to seal another impressive victory for Keith Paddock’s young charges.

The hard-working Owram was given the man of the match award after an impressive display.

Coach Paddock said: “Well done to the lads for winning their third game in a row.

“They fought really well and deserved the win against a Queensbury side who are above us in the league table.

“We will be looking to continue our winning run when we travel to Heworth this week for what will be a difficult game against the division’s leaders.”