Fly-half Harrison’s warning to East Coast rivals Brid

Scarborough's Tom Harrison, who has warned derby rivals Bridlington that they will go into this weekend's clash at Silver Royd full of confidence
Scarborough's Tom Harrison, who has warned derby rivals Bridlington that they will go into this weekend's clash at Silver Royd full of confidence

Scarborough RUFC’s enigmatic fly-half Tom Harrison insists the Silver Royd side will go into their big East Coast derby against rivals Bridlington full of confidence after their unblemished start to the season.

New coach Lee Douglas has overseen three Yorkshire League games on the bounce, including tricky ties on the road at Keighley and Heath, and Harrison expects that run to continue against Brid at Silver Royd on Saturday.

Harrison said: “We beat them at Silver Royd for the first time last season, so that voodoo is off our back and we will go into the game with confidence after the start we’ve had.

“The new coach is letting us express ourselves within the gameplan, and that is helping us perform to the best of our ability.”

Harrison hopes to see a large crowd at Silver Royd on Saturday, and admits the derby-day needle has more emphasis in the stands than on the pitch.

“Hopefully the fans will get behind us. The players will just see it as another game, the fans share the big rivalry,” Harrison added.