Scarborough ready for Wath trip

editorial image

Having won their last four games on the bounce Scarborough will travel to south Yorkshire in buoyant mood ahead of their Yorkshire One fixture with Wath.

Consecutive bonus point wins have seen the Seasiders move up to fourth in the league.

Last Saturday they run in four tries at Heath RFC, never an easy place to visit, winning 28-10 and coach Lee Douglas has chosen the same squad to travel to Wath. However he has yet to name his substitutes.

Wath made a cracking start to the season winning three out of their four opening games, their only defeat being a 35-5 thumping at Silver Royd on September 20, when Scarborough ran in five tries through Joe Marshall, Harry Domett (2), Tom Ratcliffe and Rob Sutton.

Since then they have won only two matches; a close-run thing at Hullensians 25-21 early last month but their only success at home in the last two months was the 28-12 defeat of York in the second week of October.

Scarborough won’t be taking the game lightly though, and perhaps a home win is due for the South Yorkshiremen; however skipper Tom Ratcliffe’s men know that a win could see them move up to third in the table and if the pack repeat the dominance they had over the Wath forwards in their first meeting, the prospects look good for the Seasiders on Saturday.

The Vikings also travel to Wath on Saturday and their side includes Tomasz Chadwick who returns from five weeks out of action with an injury sustained at Middlesbrough. A coach will leave the J.M. Guthrie clubhouse at 10.45am.