Scarborough made to battle for West Park Leeds victory

Tom Harrison touches down in Scarborough's win against West Park Leeds. Picture: Andy Standing
Tom Harrison touches down in Scarborough's win against West Park Leeds. Picture: Andy Standing
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Scarborough extended their unbeaten start to the season by beating West Park Leeds 31-23 at Silver Royd this afternoon.

The Seasiders raced to an early 10-0 lead thanks to a penalty, try and conversion from fly-half Tom Harrison before winger Matty Young touched down to stretch the lead to 15-0.

Veteran Craig Farrell was back in action at Silver Royd. Picture: Andy Standing

Veteran Craig Farrell was back in action at Silver Royd. Picture: Andy Standing

Scarborough went off the boil in the second quarter and West Park reduced the arrears to a couple of points at 15-13.

However, a brilliant individual effort by young back row Drew Govier, converted by Harrison, saw the Seasiders grab a 22-13 half-time lead.

A howler by Harrison immediately after the break when he completely missed a cross-field kick saw Leeds run in a converted try to close the gap at 22-20.

An exchange of penalties saw Scarborough lead 25-23 before two late kicks by Harrison clinched an unconvincing 31-23 win.

The Silver Royd men will have to improve considerably if they are to get anything from their game with high-flying Bridlington at Dukes Park next week.

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