LEE DOUGLAS: Big occasion brought out our best

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The guys really did save their best for the big occasion on Saturday, they were fantastic right from the moment they turned up to the final whistle.

The fact that there is still more to come from them is testament to the ability we have in the dressing room.

Our backs were quite lethargic at times, but on the whole the performance was great, particularly the physical effort from the guys was phenomenal.

As soon as we turned up the guys were all well up for the occasion, our preparation was fantastic.

Blackburn came to use their strengths and out-muscle us, and we set a new level of intensity and played them off the park.

To nil any team is always fantastic, but to shut out a team who have been scoring points at will this season is even better and the guys should take massive credit from that.

We’d urge everyone to come down and back the team in the same manner on April 4 and try and give us an extra nudge, hopefully into a Twickenham final

Scarborough RUFC coach Lee Douglas

They really did take the bull by the horns Saturday and they were doing the job I have been doing since I came to the club and I was wondering where this all came from.

It’s not like this was the first chance for them to show this level of performance.

We have two league games between now and our huge semi-final against Bridgnorth on Saturday April 4.

Old Brodleians visit Silver Royd on Saturday and I expect the players to maintain their level of performance.

Some would say it’ll be hard to keep it up, but every single player in the squad is playing for their place in the side for Bridgnorth.

Nobody can afford to put in a bad performance at this stage as there will always be someone nipping at their heels to take their shirt.

That competition for places and their hunger to play in one of the biggest games they’d ever play in should be enough to drive the guys on.

I have to finish by thanking our fans for their fantastic support of the team on Saturday.

Home advantage is huge and the fans played a part on Saturday.

We’d urge everyone to come down and back the team in the same manner on April 4 and try and give us an extra nudge, hopefully into a Twickenham final.