Scarborough youngsters shine in Hullensians win

Jordan Wakeham celebrates in Scarborough's win over Hullensians. Picture: Andy Standing
Jordan Wakeham celebrates in Scarborough's win over Hullensians. Picture: Andy Standing

Scarborough bounced back from last week’s defeat at Bradford with a 38-29 win over high-flying Hullensians in a nine-try thriller at Silver Royd.

The Seasiders ran in three tries in a fast and furious first half with winger Graeme Jefferey grabbing two and fly-half Tom Harrison also crossing.

Hull answered with a penalty and touchdown of their own but nine points from the boot of Harrison saw Scarborough lead 24-8 at the break.

The Humbersiders struck back after the break with a converted try to reduce the arrears before tries from scrum-half Jordan Wakeham, one converted by Harrison, stretched the lead to 38-15 on the hour.

A couple of late converted touchdowns, one four minutes into injury time, saw Hullensians add respectability to the scoreline and earn themselves a bonus point but it was Scarborough’s teenage contingent of Hayden Ogilvie, Ben Martin, Drew Govier, James Leach, Wakeham and Toby Welsby who were the stars of a hugely entertaining game.

FULL REPORT BY DAVE CAMPBELL AND PICTURES BY ANDY STANDING IN THURSDAY’S SCARBOROUGH NEWS