Scarborough prove too strong for Old Crocs

Isaac Faamau in action for Scarborough v Old Crossleyans

Isaac Faamau in action for Scarborough v Old Crossleyans

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Scarborough extended their unbeaten home record to seven games with the 32-15 defeat of Old Crossleyans at Silver Royd this afternoon.

A try in the first minute from back-row Drew Govier saw the Seasiders grab a 12-0 lead and should have settled them but Crossleyans stuck to their task and dominated territory and possession in the first quarter of the game.

Drew Govier scores the opening try for Scarborough v Old Crossleyans

Drew Govier scores the opening try for Scarborough v Old Crossleyans

Following last week’s impressive away win at York, skipper Tom Ratcliffe’s men appeared to have left their cohesion and skill at Clifton Park.

However when the visitors lost possession near their own line, fast improving prop-forward Wesley Langkilde romped over and touched down behind the posts. Fly-half Tom Harrison added the extras for 12-0.

Visiting left wing Ryan Sweeney stroked over a couple of penalty goals to reduce the Scarborough lead to 12-6 before Harrison replied with a kick of his own to nudge the home side 15-6 ahead on the half-hour.

And Scarborough extended that lead to 20-5 when ever-alert scrum-half Jordan Wakeham took advantage of some poor defending to nip over on the stroke of half-time.

Old Crossleyans continued to hog possession after the break and reduced the arrears to five points with a further couple of penalties from Sweeney to trail 20-15.

With number eight Isaac Faamau beginning to impress on his home debut Ratcliffe got the touch on a well-worked try following a break by the big Kiwi and a cross-field kick from Chadwick; Harrison converted for 27-15 on the hour.

Scarborough took control with Faamau, Langkilde, Phil Watson and Ben Martin putting the west Yorkshiremen under pressure and Chadwick got the touch on a Harrison cross-field kick to score the Seasiders’ fifth try for a 32-15 victory.