Scarborough edge 10-try thriller against Hullensians

Isaac Faamau on the charge. Picture by Andy Standing
Isaac Faamau on the charge. Picture by Andy Standing

Scarborough made it nine wins in the last ten with an entertaining but unconvincing win against visitors Hullensians’ following a 10-try thriller at a sun-drenched Silver Royd.

The Seasiders grabbed a 5-0 lead within three minutes of the start when number eight Isaac Faamau powered over from close range.

They raced to a 12-3 lead but were pegged back at 12-10 on the half-hour before an exchange of tries saw the Humbersiders lead 17-15 with a try on the stroke of half-time.

A couple of tries early in the second half saw Scarborough lead 25-17 before Hull struck back with a converted effort of their own to narrow the margin to a single point at 25-24.

A further exchange of tries saw Scarborough lead 32-29 going into the final five minutes before the men from Silver Royd were awarded a penalty try in the 80th minute.

Tom Harrison converted for a 39-29 lead.

The visitors kicked an injury-time penalty to earn themselves a losing bonus point to add to the try bonus point for scoring four.

Scarborough once again were rewarded with a try bonus point which their positive play and six touchdowns thoroughly deserved.

FULL REPORT BY DAVE CAMPBELL AND PICTURES BY ANDY STANDING IN THURSDAY’S SCARBOROUGH NEWS.