SCARBOROUGH RUFC skipper Nick Ingham is warning his players not to take Saturday’s trip to rock-bottom Dinnington in Yorkshire One lightly.
Dave Beck’s troops hammered Dinnington 44-5 at Silver Royd back in October last year in a match where Tom Ratcliffe scored a hat-trick of tries.
But Ingham believes everyone must be on top of their game right from the start this weekend.
He said: “Dinnington are fighting for their lives at the moment so we will have to be right on it from the first whistle otherwise we could be punished.
“We claimed a good win over them earlier in the season and Tom had a fine afternoon getting three tries.
“We know we have the ability to come away with a decent victory and because we are comfortable in the table it means we can try one or two new things.”
Jason Lowde returns on the bench after missing last weekend’s 26-10 defeat against league leaders Pocklington, but Graeme Jeffrey and Marcus Edwards are unavailable.
Ingham added: “Corey Dennis will move to fullback in place of Graeme Jeffrey and we are going to try Rob James at number 10.
“It is good to have Jason back with us because he is doing a lot of work with the pack.
“For him to be able to watch from the sidelines is a bonus because he can see where we need to improve and what needs changing.
“We are in a position to be able to switch things around, which can only benefit us as a whole because we are always planning for the future.”
Last Saturday’s defeat against Dinnington was Scarborough’s 12th of the season, but Ingham believes results should have been better.
He added: “There have been games like Pocklington last week, where if we had played well for the full 80 minutes then we would probably have come away with something and that is frustrating.
“We have five league games left after Dinnington so hopefully we can have a strong finish to the campaign.”