Lee’s delight at Scarborough Pirates promotion

Scarborough Pirates player-coach Adam Lee has confirmed the club will be promoted to the Yorkshire Mens Premier League.

By Aiden Carroll
Friday, 14th November 2014, 11:00 am
Half time team talk from Adam Lee, player/coach. Action from Scarborough Pirates RLFC decisive win over Lambeth Lions, at Eastway on Saturday. Photo by Andrew Higgins 130121v    05/01/2013
Half time team talk from Adam Lee, player/coach. Action from Scarborough Pirates RLFC decisive win over Lambeth Lions, at Eastway on Saturday. Photo by Andrew Higgins 130121v 05/01/2013

The Pirates stormed group one, only losing once all season and Lee believes they can have a similar impact on the top flight.

Lee said: “We’ve been in this division for two years and we’ve won it, it’s time for a new challenge. We’re very confident.

“We’ll be disappointed if we don’t finish in a play-off spot.

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“The club’s morale is at an all-time high. Throughout both teams, the mood is fantastic. The lads have a great attitude and they certainly have the ability.”

Lee believes his side just need to up their fitness levels.

He added: “Pre-season will help the lads get to the level needed to compete in this league.”

“We hope to get a few younger players in. The older lads are already having a big impact on the players coming through. They’ve taken them under their wing and helped turn them into great players.

“It doesn’t matter that we’ve gone up a league, the ability never changes. It’s all about the fitness. To survive in the top flight you have to be fitter than everyone else and we’ll work hard in pre-season to get there.”

The player-coach concluded: “There is a fantastic attitude at the club and the fact we are Club of the Year shows that. During my time at the club the morale has never been higher.”