Scarborough RUFC edged out by leaders York

Scarborough RUFC skipper Matty Jones comes forward with the ball against York
Scarborough RUFC skipper Matty Jones comes forward with the ball against York

Scarborough RUFC lost out 17-14 at home to Yorkshire One leaders York in a hard-fought clash at Silver Royd.

The hosts led 9-3 at half-time, thanks to a hat-trick of Tom Harrison penalties, the visitors responding with a penalty of their own.

The visitors started strongly after the interval and when Scarborough conceded a penalty a quick tap and go from Tony Atkin puts the visitors 10-9 in front.

York dominated the second half and yet another penalty to York saw them crash over between the post, with Shane Goulding the scorer.

Scarborough rallied late on and scored a superb try through Ben Martin to pull it back to 17-14, but York, who were the better team, hung on for the victory.

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