Scarborough seal Shield success

Scarborough RUFC captain Matty Jones lifts the Yorkshire Shield. Picture by Andy Standing.
Scarborough RUFC captain Matty Jones lifts the Yorkshire Shield. Picture by Andy Standing.

Scarborough RUFC wrapped up a superb season by lifting the Yorkshire Shield following a thrilling 41-27 win against Old Rishworthians at Hull Ionians.

It was Rish' who landed the first blow with an early penalty, but a Harry Domett try, converted by Tom Ratcliffe, soon handed Scarborough a 7-3 lead.

Jordan Wakeham's superb try, again converted by Ratcliffe, extended Scarborough's lead to 14-3.

Rish' soon struck back with a converted try of their own, but Matty Young's try soon handed Scarborough a 19-10 advantage.

Ben Martin's converted try ensured Scarborough held a 26-10 lead at the half-time break.

James Perrett was on hand to collect after Tom Harrison's kick bounced into his path to touch down and make it 33-10.

Two Old Rish' tries, both unconverted, set up a tense finale as they reduced their deficit to 33-20, and as Scarborough were reduced to 13 men, Rish' took advantage and made 33-27.

Scarborough regained their composure and landed a penalty, before finishing things off via a try from club stalwart Paul Taylor.

DON'T MISS - Thursday's Scarborough News for full round up of Scarborough RUFC's success, including reaction from coach Simon Smith, captain Matty Jones, pictures by Andy Standing and full report by Dave Campbell.