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Scunthorpe Stallions

By Craig Bone

Vikings got their season back on track at a sunny Silver Royd.

Both sides wanted to play open rugby from the offset, Scarborough gaining the upper hand again in the scrums.

Scunthorpe scored first from a good recycled ball which was converted. Scarborough struck straight back with the flying Viking, Anderson, scoring a try which was converted by the evergreen Dixon, 7-7 at half time.

Scarborough got out of the blocks quicker with well-earned penalty from a constant number of phases of play, Dixon converting 10-7 to the Vikings. From the kick-off Scarborough knocked-on and from the ensuing scrum Scunthorpe scored a converted try under the post 14-10 to Scunthorpe.

Could the Vikings find their nerve to comeback? Yes they did – by a great break from Conlin to the Captain Marvel Rossol, to Jack Ireland who was inches short, for Edmund to feed the Man-of-the-Match Holloway a short ball which was scored wide out. Dixon missed the conversation 15-14 in favour of Scarborough Vikings.

The crowd were entertained by two very positive sides playing rugby. Eight minutes to go Scunthorpe player slapped a pass down to be duly sin binned – Dixon converted the penalty. 18-14 in favour of Scarborough Vikings. Scunthorpe tried to get the winning try, but Vikings kept them out until the end. Pulsating game for the neutrals to watch.

Much better performance from the Vikings this week, lead by Rossol from the back row shaded by MOM Holliway –  both of whom where immense in attack and defence. Alex Conlin was outstanding selling more dummies than Mothercare.

Will Rennard playing his first full debut, was just excellent, he never took a backward step, one for the very near future.

Manager Bone was absolutely proud of the turn around from last week in every facet of the game.

Roll on Withernsea next week.