Scarborough round-off home campaign with win

Scarborough RUFC won their final home game of the season courtesy of a four-try bonus point success over Bradford Salem.

Saturday, 16th April 2016, 7:40 pm
Updated Saturday, 16th April 2016, 7:42 pm
Tomasz Chadwick was a try-scorer in Scarborough RUFC's win over Bradford Salem

The Seasiders played with a stiff northerly wind behind them at a cold Silver Royd and took an early lead through a penalty from skipper Tom Ratcliffe.

They extended this mid-way through the half when number eight Isaac Faamau, the club’s Player of the Year, got the touch on a pushover try for 8-0.

The home pack dominated the forward exchanges but after the substitution of tight-head prop Paul Taylor they struggled with a series of pushover attempts on the visitors’ line.

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And they were punished for their profligacy when Salem fullback Danny Belcher brushed aside some flimsy tackles to power over and reduce the arrears to 8-5 at the break.

Playing with the wind, much was expected of the visitors in the second period but they conceded three tries in a period of five minutes after the re-start when prop Wesley Langkilde, full-back Ant Taylor and fly-half Tomasz Chadwick crossed to end the game as a contest at 23-5.

A Penalty from Ratcliffe stretched the lead but a late try gave the score-line respectability for the visitors at 26-10.

FULL REPORT BY DAVE CAMPBELL AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY ANDY STANDING IN THURSDAY’S SCARBOROUGH NEWS.