Can Brid repeat their Shield derby success?

Bridlington beat Pontefract last weekend.
Bridlington beat Pontefract last weekend.

Bridlington will be looking to make it a league and cup double when they visit Scarborough for the second time this season on Saturday.

They head to Silver Royd in a Yorkshire One league match, having already won there in the Yorkshire Shield quarter finals last month.

Director of rugby Rich Girking says he has a full-strength squad to choose from, having watched his side beat Pontefract 17-12 last Saturday.

“We have got to build on that performance but we are looking forward to the challenge,” he said.

Scarborough won the league game at Dukes Park earlier in the season.

Girking felt his side were more comfortable winners against Pontefract than the scoreline suggests.

He added: “We ended up hanging on a bit when it should have been a lot easier.

“We had a perfectly good try ruled out because the referee saw a knock-on that nobody else saw.

“Pontefract should have been dead and buried but they had the chance to come back.

“Really, we were the better side all round but wasted a few opportunities.

“We played reasonably well in atrocious conditions. The wind was strong and it was understandable that there we so many handling errors.

“Our scrummaging and lineout was far better than Pontefract’s, our contact skills were better, and our attacking options were better. I think conditions suited them but you have to give them credit for sticking at it.

“On another day, in better conditions, and with a different referee, we could have been out of sight.

“There were a couple of strange decisions, especially in the second half.

“Overall though, I was quite pleased with our performance.

“Pontefract played in good spirits and they never gave up and made a game of it.

“My only disappointment is that we didn’t get a bonus point, but we needed to get a win and we managed it.

“The performance was pretty good and although you can never feel you are completely safe from relegation, this is another step.”