Makeshift Scarborough suffer Pock defeat

A depleted and makeshift Scarborough RUFC side were beaten 34-24 by Pocklington in their maiden pre-season friendly at Silver Royd on Saturday.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 18th August 2016, 3:41 pm
Updated Thursday, 18th August 2016, 4:44 pm
Isaac Faamau in action against Pock. Picture: Andy Standing.
Isaac Faamau in action against Pock. Picture: Andy Standing.

Played in three periods with lots of rotation of players, the North One East side dominated early on and two tries helped them to a 12-0 lead.

Isaac Faamau reduced the arrears with a try after peeling off a rolling maul.

Pock extended the lead before the first break, but Scarborough scored next to get themselves back in the contest.

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Lee Douglas’ side dominated the next period of play but two tries from the visitors looked to have won them the game.

Jack Anderson went over after James Leach forced a Pock defender into spilling the ball, but Pock secured the game with a contentious try after what appeared to be a late tackle on Joe Lenton.

Scarborough scored the try of the game with a slick move to finish the game on a high, with the score finishing 34-24 to Pock.