Scarborough RUFC slip to late derby loss against leaders Brid

Scarborough take on Bridlington

Scarborough take on Bridlington

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Scarborough turned in their best performance of the season by some way and led 15-12 on 80 minutes in a superb derby with Bridlington at Silver Royd.

However they conceded an injury-time try which saw the men from Dukes Park burgle a narrow win following a rousing game.

Scarborough v Bridlngton

Scarborough v Bridlngton

Bridlington took an early first half lead when they scored a converted try from close range in the eighth minute.

In front of a large and vocal home support Scarborough came straight back and were rewarded by a try from number eight Isaac Faamau converted by fly-half Tom Harrison to level at 7-7.

Faamau was in the thick of things when a break from deep in home territory saw the big number eight release lock Phil Watson who scored in the corner to see the Seasiders lead 12-7 at the break.

A penalty from centre Graham Hogg stretched the Scarborough lead to 15-7 on the hour but the visitors struck back with a try three minutes later to cut the lead to 15-12.

A punishing fourth quarter battle for both sides saw Hogg miss with another couple of penalties which could have stretched the Scarborough lead before that late unconverted try broke Scarborough hearts.