Top praise for Silver Royd

Bill Beaumont Cup'Yorkshire v Lancashire at Scarborough RUFC'Action from the game ,Yorkshire in white against Lancashire.'Picture by Neil Silk  121958a'12/05/12
Bill Beaumont Cup'Yorkshire v Lancashire at Scarborough RUFC'Action from the game ,Yorkshire in white against Lancashire.'Picture by Neil Silk 121958a'12/05/12
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PRAISE has flooded in for Scarborough RUFC’s excellent facilities after Silver Royd was thrust into the county limelight at the weekend.

A bumper record crowd of 2,023 packed into the Scalby ground for a great day of rugby action, which climaxed with the Roses match between Yorkshire and Lancashire.

Lancashire came out on top in the 13-try extravaganza, but that certainly didn’t dampen the mood.

Lancashire coach Mark Nelson said: “The whole package was excellent. Scarborough’s magnificent facilities are Championship standard, the pitch was superb, everything about the place was spot on.

“The whole day was a credit to everyone involved and a glowing testament to the appeal that county rugby has.

“This was the best Lancashire performance in a Roses match since I’ve been involved.

“We had a lot of old heads and a lot of pace and we probably played the better rugby.”

Former England prop forward Fran Cotton was also very impressed.

He added: “I was really impressed with the facilities on offer at Scarborough.

“It was a great day of rugby and the club’s set-up is up there with some of the best in the country out of the top flight. A great day was topped off by a Lancashire win, which was good to see.”