Scarborough RUFC suffer last-gasp defeat against Morley at Silver Royd

Scarborough RUFC suffered a last-gasp 20-17 defeat against visitors Morley at Silver Royd in North One East.

By Daniel Gregory
Saturday, 14th March 2020, 4:35 pm
Updated Saturday, 14th March 2020, 4:36 pm
Scarborough RUFC v Morley
Scarborough RUFC v Morley

The home side raced into the lead in the eighth minute, Jordan Wakeham taking a quick penalty before teeing up Aussie Angus Frend to barge his way over.

Tom Ratcliffe kicked over the conversion for a 7-0 advantage.

The Scarborough lead was extended further in the 12th minute, Jonty Holloway the man to touch down.

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The conversion sailed wide and the score was 12-5.

Morley reduced the deficit in the 34th minute when Jason Kenneally scored in the corner, the conversion hit the post and Scarborough led 12-5 at the break.

The visitors got back on level terms in the 54th minute when Nick Green broke through the defence and touched down. The conversion was added for 12-12.

The see-saw nature of proceedings continued when Frend bagged his second try on 60 minutes, the conversion was missed and Scarborough led 17-12.

That lead only lasted six minutes however as Morley battled back and touched down for 17-17 on 66 minutes.

Morley snatched the victory in the 79th minute when they were awarded a penalty right in front of the posts and Mark Chester kicked it over for the 20-17 victory.

DON'T MISS: Charlie Hopper's extended report and coach Simon Smith's column in Thursday's Scarborough News.