Saturday’s local derby between Scarborough RUFC and Bridlington RUFC at Silver Royd will undoubtedly attract Scarborough’s biggest crowd of the season.
The east coast bragging rights will be contested for by Bridlington in third and Scarborough fifth place in a very competitive Yorkshire One league.
The men from Dukes Park have been delighting their always vociferous home crowd with several free-scoring displays this season, namely last week’s 67-0 destruction of visitors Yarnbury and the 95-27 walloping of Old Crossleyans back in October.
Include the 41-0 defeat of struggling Selby and the 52-8 thrashing of Yarnbury on the road and it’s not difficult to see why they are favourites for Saturday’s clash.
On the other hand Scarborough has been anything but free-scoring yet they are still only nine points adrift of their biggest rivals.
A horrendous run of injuries has had a big influence on their season, however they have been no one’s fall guys and like Brid have lost only four games during this campaign.
The loss of players like Harry Domett, Ant Coffey, Alex Renwick, Tom Harrison, Paul Taylor, Phil Watson and James Leach leaves a huge hole but the efforts of the teenagers who have come into the squad has been immense.
The Scarborough squad is unchanged from last week’s 21-20 win at West Park Leeds with the exception of Liam Murray who comes in for Jacob Young.
You are advised to get to the ground early for your comfort. The game kicks off at 2.15pm.