Scarborough slip up in promotion race after Old Rish reverse

Scarborough RUFC dropped crucial points in the Yorkshire One promotion battle after a shock 24-18 defeat at home to Old Rishworthians.

Saturday, 17th February 2018, 4:30 pm
Updated Saturday, 17th February 2018, 4:35 pm
Scarborough's Phil Watson is halted. Picture by Andy Standing.

There were only two minutes on the clock when Old Rish crashed over, and despite Scarborough huffing and puffing for a way back into it, Rish again crossed for a 10-0 lead.

Scarborough were on the front foot just before the break, but when James Perrett's pass was intercepted, Rish raced almost the full length of the field for a converted try and a 17-0 advantage at the break.

Two Tom Racliffe penalties got Scarborough on the scoreboard at 17-6, but a converted try wrapped up the win for Rish at 24-6.

Scarborough rallied, Sam Dawson and Jonty Holloway touching down to make it 24-18 and set up a tense finale, but the visitors held on for the win.

DON'T MISS: Full coverage of Scarborough RUFC in Thursday's Scarborough News.