Ratcliffe's last-gasp drop-goal seals success at Salem

Skipper Tom Ratcliffe landed a last-gasp drop-goal to seal a 13-10 win for Scarborough RUFC on the road at Bradford Salem.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 27th February 2016, 4:07 pm
Updated Saturday, 27th February 2016, 4:11 pm
Tom Ratcliffe
Tom Ratcliffe

The away side flew out of the blocks early on, keen to put last week's disappointing defeat at Hullensians behind them, and they soon led after fly-half Tomasz Chadwick touched down for a try that was converted by Ratcliffe.

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Ratcliffe, playing out of position at full-back, then kicked a penalty to send Scarborough 10-0 up, but Salem added a penalty to reduced their arrears to 10-3 heading into the interval and then restored parity with a converted try in the 42nd minute.

A period of stalemate followed as neither side could edge clear, until Scarborough won a ruck in the Salem 22 and Ratcliffe took aim with a scintillating drop-goal to hand Lee Douglas' side the victory.

Don't miss Thursday's Scarborough News for full report from Scarborough's victory.