Harrison hoping for same again

Tom Harrison makes the final kick of the game in the last minute to score vital points. Action from Scarborough RUFC 1st XV battle to catch Castleford, at Silveroyd on Saturday, ending 32-39 to Cas'. Picture by Andrew Higgins 113685n 10/09/11
Tom Harrison makes the final kick of the game in the last minute to score vital points. Action from Scarborough RUFC 1st XV battle to catch Castleford, at Silveroyd on Saturday, ending 32-39 to Cas'. Picture by Andrew Higgins 113685n 10/09/11
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Scarborough RUFC fly-half Tom Harrison is hoping that the Seasiders can produce a similar performance to the one that saw them beat York at Silver Royd in September when the sides clash again on Saturday.

Harrison and his team-mates make the trip to Clifton Park for the Yorkshire One encounter, hoping to emulate the display that they produced earlier in the season when they comfortably beat York 22-8 on home soil.

Harrison said: “Our performance against York at home was one of the best we have produced this season, we were excellent both in defence and in attack.

“If we can play anywhere near as well as we did in that game then I definitely think we will win the game.

“York are a very strong side with some really good young players but we are back to full strength for the game so we are confident.

“Paul White comes back into the side after an injury which is great news, and we are getting to the point now where there is a lot of competion for places.

“I think it is good for the squad to have that competition because it means everyone knows that they have to play at their best to keep their place in the side.”

Scarborough will begin the new year in a positive frame of mind following a superb effort against high-flying Bridlington last time out.

Harrison added: “We can take a lot out of our last performance before the Christmas break against Bridlington when I feel that we were the better side against the best team in Yorkshire One for 60 minutes.

“We played well that day and I think that we are getting better all the time, we just need to tweak a few things to get where we want to be.

“The forwards have really come into their own in the last couple of games.

“They have produced some phenomenal performances recently and the pack are looking stronger since we moved Phil Watson from number eight into the second row.”

Harrison revealed that after a good turn-out at training on Tuesday night, all of the players were raring to go after three weeks without a game.

He said: “All the boys are looking forward to the game, it will be good to get back playing.

“We had a really good blow-out at training on Tuesday after some over-indulgence and perhaps one or two mince pies too many over the festive period.”