Scarborough - Vikings
By Craig Bone
Scarborough Vikings resumed their league campaign travelling to their local rivals Bridlington.
The game started with the first 15 minutes Bridlington having all the possession ultimately gaining them a well deserved try which was converted. The first half of error-strewn mistakes from both sides, made for a very fractured viewing for the good crowd – the only positive of the first half was a passage of great Vikings rugby ending with the youthful Ian Williams scoring a great individual try converted by Captain Read, half time 7-7.
Scarborough Vikings couldn’t play any worse than they did in the first half, second half was a much different story, now finding good front foot ball, scrumhalf Joe Edmond put a lovely deft kick in over the defenders to give Tom Anderson chance to gather, which he did to score under the post. Converted by Tom Read. Connor Ward now getting room to start moving the tired Bridlington pack around, on the half way James Emsley went forward to Craig Fairbairn to Sam Jackson to give it to Tom Anderson to score converted by Tom Read. Straight from the kick off the try of the game – a break from Elliot Hutchinson who fed Matty Ward with a fantastic step 5 metres from the line just gets hauled down to give a deft pass to Alex Hird who scored a cracking team try unconverted.
Bridlington then getting some better ball started to have a go, but they were met with huge tackles from the Scarborough team lead by Will Rennard who repelled Bridlington time and time again, turn over ball quick pass from Reece Corney gave Tom Anderson his hat-rick try converted by Tom Read.
Bridlington then got a passage of good rugby together ending again in well deserved try which was unconverted. From the kick off Bridlington kicked the ball back to Elliot Hutchinson who ran 40 metres to score which was unconverted, finishing the game 38-12 in favour of Scarborough Vikings,. Some great outstanding performances from Alex Hird, Elliot Hutchinson, Craig Fairbairn, and Hat trick hero Tom Anderson but Man of the Match was Will Rennard who was absolutely outstanding especially in defence.
Bone “Basically the cliche game of two halves comes to mind, we were very rusty in the first half but really impressed with our structure and working off the ball in the second half. Good win in the end.”