Tom Harrison targets promotion from Yorkshire One

Rugby Union  Scarborough v York..Tom Harrison puts a penalty kick between the posts Picture by Neil Silk   113881b 24/09/11
Rugby Union Scarborough v York..Tom Harrison puts a penalty kick between the posts Picture by Neil Silk 113881b 24/09/11
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SCARBOROUGH RUFC would hold their own in North Two East should they win promotion, according to fly-half and Youth Development Officer Tom Harrison.

Harrison joined the club from North Two East outfit Team Northumbria and has seen enough to believe the club could challenge again should they manage to finish at the summit of the Yorkshire One standings come the end of the campaign.

Scarborough travel to Pocklington on Saturday on the hunt for their fourth consecutive victory, and after a shaky start to the season the club find themselves in fourth spot in the league.

Harrison said: “I’ve heard they’re a good, young side and it seems most of the sides in this division are quite similar in strength.

“We played Huddersfield last week and they were strong - they don’t deserve to be at the bottom of the league.

“We didn’t get off to the best of starts this season but we’re more settled now and players have found their best positions.

“We have set ourselves targets and the overall aim is to secure promotion.

“I don’t think there is much difference between this division and the one above so I think we could compete in the next league.”

Harrison has been impressed with the squad at Silver Royd since they had time to gel.

The fly-half also admitted that the club’s coaching staff came up with a new tactical approach immediately after the disappointing defeat in the derby at Bridlington, their third league defeat on the bounce.

Harrison added: “We had to make some changes but we are playing a lot better for it now.

“I was used to playing more of a running game before coming here but we’ve started kicking more now and it seems to be working as we’re playing to our strengths.

“I’ve been impressed with the squad. Tom Ratcliffe is doing well, as are the other new lads as well as the guys who have been doing it here for years too.”