Scarborough skipper Nick Ingham targets Pocklington win

INJURY BLOW ... Tom Harrison
INJURY BLOW ... Tom Harrison

SCARBOROUGH skipper Nick Ingham is in confident mood heading into Saturday’s home clash with high-flying Pocklington - despite losing influential fly-half Tom Harrison to injury.

Harrison damaged a hamstring during Scarborough’s 25-7 home victory over North Ribblesdale at the weekend and will likely miss the rest of the season.

Ingham said: “Losing Tom is a big blow because he has been in superb form this season but we have to get on with it and we are playing well.

“We have won three games on the trot now which shows the confidence the players have and Tom’s injury will create an opportunity for someone else to come into the side.

“Players such as Rob James and Tom Ratcliffe can push their names forward for a regular run in the side and we will also probably switch Marcus Edwards to fly-half because he did very well in that position against North Ribblesdale when Tom got injured.”

Scarborough lost out 19-14 at Pocklington in Yorkshire One back in October and Ingham expects them to once again provide his side with a stern test.

He added: “They are right up there in the league table and are pushing for promotion.

“They came into this league this season and have been in form right from the start and we know that it will be a hard game.

“We lost at their place but I felt we were a bit unlucky and we know that we have a chance of beating them if we play to our full potential.

“The important thing for us is that we are playing at home which always gives us a chance of getting something.”

Scarborough’s recent run of form has provided Ingham with plenty of selection headaches with the squad all pushing for a first-team place.

Ingham said: “It is great to have competition for places and the team spirit is excellent.

“We will be without Jason Lowde on Saturday due to work commitments which is a blow because he has a great amount of experience.

“But everyone who pulls on the shirt will be doing their all to try and get the victory against Pocklington.

“It would be great to continue the run of form we are on because we have games coming up where we expect to get maximum points.”