Scarborough RUFC fall to last-gasp defeat against Kendal

Scarborough RUFC started 2020 with a disappointing 27-24 defeat at home to Kendal in North One East.

Saturday, 4th January 2020, 3:54 pm
Updated Saturday, 4th January 2020, 3:55 pm
Scarborough RUFC v Kendal report

Simon Smith's men battled back after quickly falling 12-0 behind after a rapid start from the visitors.

Henry Hocking began the fightback after 17 minutes, Tom Ratcliffe converting for 12-7.

A driving Scarborough maul then produced a second try for Scarborough and with the kick missed the scores were tied at 12-12.

Ten minutes later Kendal nudged back in front, a Tom Harrison kick being charged down before the visitors touched down for 17-12.

Again Smith's side battled back, Billy Parker bulldozing his way over the Kendal line for 17-17, but a penalty from the visitors handed them a 20-17 advantage at the break.

On 56 minutes Scarborough moved ahead for the first time in the contest, Harrison chasing down his own kick over the defence to score before Ratcliffe converted for 24-20.

It wasn't to be for the hosts though, Kendal crashing over in the last minute and converting to steal it 27-24.