SCARBOROUGH Pirates under-17s romped to an emphatic 36-0 home win over Hull Iceberg at Oliver’s Mount.
Keith Paddock and Mick Shepherd’s charges had a point to prove in front of a large crowd after a narrow away defeat in Hull earlier in the season.
The Pirates made the best possible start to the game, taking the lead after just four minutes when Ben Owram powered over. Alex Paddock successfully kicked the conversion for 6-0.
It was 10-0 shortly afterwards when Mark Campling touched down.
New signing Nathan Hakings set up Tom Reed for another score, however, his effort was disallowed by referee Andy Howe.
Scarborough’s half-back pairing of Paddock and Josh McNeill were producing plenty of quick ball and leading scorer Jamie Cornish took full advantage to make it 14-0 at half time.
Hard-working prop Liam Braithwaite scored shortly after the re-start, with Paddock converting for a 20-0 advantage.
Quick ball following a Scarborough scrum saw Cornish released to run in his second try of the game, bringing Pirates’ lead to 24 points.
Scarborough had taken full control of the game by this point and on two occasions thought that they had registered further scores, only to see them again disallowed by Mr Howe.
Pirates were not to be denied though, and Hakings grabbed his side’s sixth try of the match, which was again converted by Paddock.
A superb victory was rounded off when Braithwaite scored again to make the final score 34-0.
Coach Shepherd said: “We lost 24-16 to Iceberg away, so it was nice to get one over on them after that defeat.
“Our lads played really well, Keith Paddock, Mal Collin and myself are all very pleased with the performance.
“We could not pick out a man of the match because it was such a great team effort.”