Scarborough RUFC slip to late derby loss against leaders Brid

Scarborough take on Bridlington
Scarborough take on Bridlington

Scarborough turned in their best performance of the season by some way and led 15-12 on 80 minutes in a superb derby with Bridlington at Silver Royd.

However they conceded an injury-time try which saw the men from Dukes Park burgle a narrow win following a rousing game.

Scarborough v Bridlngton

Scarborough v Bridlngton

Bridlington took an early first half lead when they scored a converted try from close range in the eighth minute.

In front of a large and vocal home support Scarborough came straight back and were rewarded by a try from number eight Isaac Faamau converted by fly-half Tom Harrison to level at 7-7.

Faamau was in the thick of things when a break from deep in home territory saw the big number eight release lock Phil Watson who scored in the corner to see the Seasiders lead 12-7 at the break.

A penalty from centre Graham Hogg stretched the Scarborough lead to 15-7 on the hour but the visitors struck back with a try three minutes later to cut the lead to 15-12.

A punishing fourth quarter battle for both sides saw Hogg miss with another couple of penalties which could have stretched the Scarborough lead before that late unconverted try broke Scarborough hearts.