PHIL WATSON: Much-needed rest from rugby

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I don’t have an awful lot to say about Saturday’s disappointing result against Driffield as I was out of the country.

Clearly it is a massively disappointing way to finish the season, especially for coach Jason Lowde, who would have wanted to finish in better circumstances.

Like most of the lads this season, I have my good and bad memories from the season.

Obviously we started the season in superb form, beating Driffield in the last minute of the game.

Nobody expected that at all and to say it was our first game under a new coach and with a change of playing style to take on board, that was a fantastic day for everyone involved with the club.

We went away to Wath just before Christmas and that was also a great day, for more than one reason.

We took a full coach of lads in Christmas jumpers over and managed to win the game too.

It just showed what a great team atmosphere we’ve got at Scarborough.

Beating our big rivals Bridlington for the first time at Silver Royd was also a massive bonus for everyone concerned.

You could really tell how much it meant to all the people from Scarborough, and it was great to get one over on them after a few defeats.

It’s always sad to see a coach move on.

Jason has wanted us to play a more attractive, expansive style of rugby this season and at time it has paid off, at others it hasn’t.

All in all though he has done a good job since taking over and hopefully we’ll see him at the club next season.

I’m personally looking forward to having a bit of a break from rugby.

It’s a long, hard season and I’ll hopefully be fresh for the charity match at Silver Royd in May that is played before the Yorkshire game.

Next season is an opportunity for us to move forward as a club.

I’m told there are exciting plans in place at Silver Royd and I’m looking forward to being a part of that.