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

Tom Ratcliffe
Tom Ratcliffe

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

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 Ant Coffey.

Coffey 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.