Skipper looking to bright future


SCARBOROUGH skipper Nick Ingham is calling for his side to sign off in style when they travel to Bradford Salem in their last game of the Yorkshire One season on Saturday.

It will be all-change for the Silver Royd club after the fixture, as a number of the current team will be moving on, freeing up space for new arrivals over the summer months.

The club’s Kiwi quintet of Matty Jones, Deina Morete, Louis Karl, Harry Dommett and TH Grace will all be returning to their homeland at the end of the campaign.

Phil Stewart and Billy Parker are both unavailable for some of the next season, while first team coach Dave Smith is also moving on.

Ingham said: “It has been a great finish to the season. I have been saying for the past few weeks that if we’d have produced our current form at the beginning of the campaign then we’d have been top two or three.

“We do have a great bunch of lads here at the moment, but there always comes a time when people have to move on.

“The players that are moving on have been great for the club, but it works both ways, they are going away as better players.

“The summer will be an exciting time for the club because it will be a case of building more or less a new team.

“I know Graeme Young has been busy talking to players and I have spoken to a few who are keen to come down and get involved with what we have at Scarborough.

“I can’t really say how I think we will do next season because nothing is confirmed as yet, but I am definitely excited about the future at the club.

“It is all about laying a solid foundation for the future and we currently have that.”

Ingham and his fellow forwards have taken something of a battering in recent weeks due to the dryer weather and the hard ground, but he does feel that the change in conditions have provided Scarborough’s backs with a boost they have grasped with both hands.

He added: “The season seems to have flown by, but my body is feeling it at the moment, especially as the ground has been very hard in recent months.

“That doesn’t really suit our forward play, but it has opened things up for the backs, who have really excelled and taken advantage of this.”