Scarborough - Vikings
By Craig Bone
Vikings travelled to Scunthorpe this weekend for a must win game.
Scunthorpe provided a real stern test at Silver Royd earlier in the season.
Scarborough started by far the better team with a penalty from Alex Rowley giving the Vikings a 3-0 lead which was short lived when the Vikings let Scunthorpe get some phases together leading to a try which was converted – 3-7
This was the score at half-time. From the kick-off Scunthorpe got a scrum under the Vikings post and a try was scored – 3-14; Vikings had to dig deep. Scarborough, like the 1st half again, here knocking on the door when – on our own 10 metre line – Tom Anderson was unleashed like a greyhound in trap 6 to go full length of the field; converted by Rowley. The pack were now turning the screw – great line-out work from Jordan Day, Rennard, Sargeant, along with the pure graft and massive hearts of Helms, Peate, Read, Davies, Dennis. Getting us another penalty – 13-14
Hutchinson now on the field was just a menace around the park, and pack leader Leah organising his men well.
Turnover ball in midfield again sent Tom Anderson in, giving the Vikings 18-14 lead. Again half backs Rowley and Costine giving the go-forward with Emsley, Morrell smashing the Scunthorpe solid defence down, Ward and Monsey offering elegant touches in attack.
10 minutes to go Skipper Rossol with 2 defenders on his back ran 20 metres to score under the post – converted by Rowley. Final score 25-14 to the Vikings.
The whole pack were just immense with Will Rennard getting Man of the Match for his tireless work rate and numerous carries.
Coach Bone said “We got it 100% right today. The best Vikings performance of this season against a very solid Scunthorpe side.”