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.

Saturday, 27th February 2016, 4:07 pm
Updated Saturday, 27th February 2016, 4:11 pm
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.

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.