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Scarborough  return to Dukes Park for this intense local derby Yorkshire One match. Borth team's spectators were not to be disappointed as both teams held the advantage for lenghly periods  of time.Bridlington took the early honours courtesy of a Jamie Muru try, Scarbough managed to put three points on the board, Bridlington increased their lead but in the second half there  was only one point between the teams, some concerted defending by Bridlington during the dying minutes of the game saw them maintain an eight point advantage when the final whistle blew - Bridlington's No 8 outpaces Scarborough

Scarborough return to Dukes Park for this intense local derby Yorkshire One match. Borth team's spectators were not to be disappointed as both teams held the advantage for lenghly periods of time.Bridlington took the early honours courtesy of a Jamie Muru try, Scarbough managed to put three points on the board, Bridlington increased their lead but in the second half there was only one point between the teams, some concerted defending by Bridlington during the dying minutes of the game saw them maintain an eight point advantage when the final whistle blew - Bridlington's No 8 outpaces Scarborough

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The views of Bridlington’s director of rugby Kieran Lawry

“SATURDAY was a truly magnificent effort by all the lads who pulled together for what was one of our best performances of the season.

“We went into the match with a little apprehension knowing that our fierce local rivals Scarborough were bang in form and scoring lots of points but after the first 20 minutes it was clear there was only one team up for the fight.

“The pleasing aspect was that we matched the desire and commitment with steel and plenty of skill which in the simple game of rugby can get you a long way.

“I was slightly surprised that our visitors showed so little resistance, especially the local Scarborough lads and it was only their excellent foreign players who kept them anywhere in the match.

“In fact the most telling point of the game was that the best two players from Scarborough both wore the blue and amber of Bridlington, namely stand in captain Mark Oliver and pocket dynamo Ali Sutton, whom together with man of the match Jimmy Baloyi form what must easily be the best back row in the league.

“The scores always remained tight and to Scarborough’s credit they hung in until the very end but I don’t think anyone in the ground ever thought they would be heading back up the coast with the win.

“There were massive performances all over the park with Daniel Perkin having his best game in a Brid shirt, ably supported by the ageless Mark Floyd.

“Paddy Waines managed an excellent 50 minutes back in the first team while scrum half Will Davies’ distribution was helped by the forwards’ willingness to clear the ball quickly for him. Behind the pack Jamie Muru ran the game imperiously, not to mention scoring one and setting up a text book try with a beautiful cross field kick.

“Our wingers Gareth Roberts and Regan Stirk also had a good day and benefited greatly from the firm ground and fast running conditions.

“Matched with our quality in attack we defended resolutely, at one stage keeping Boro from our line for a full 10 minutes before clearing the danger.

“The large crowd was great to see and really got behind the lads which I know helped and I’m confident that the crowd witnessed a good response and enjoyed their Saturday afternoon.

“Both Scarborough and Bridlington are finishing the season strongly which shows that rugby on the East coast is in good shape.

“Hopefully we can go on now and finish well in our last five games of the season with a top six finish now a real possibility.

“Next week sees us travel to York for our first meeting of the season and I am really looking for us to improve our poor away record and register a win which would see us continue to climb up the table.”