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Regional Two (North & North East) / Re: week 12
« on: December 03, 2022, 09:18:07 PM »
Joking aside...both teams had 2 yellow cards each for similar offences. Likewise the penalties throughout the match were evenly awarded for the same offences. Most players and spectators don't expect perfection from a ref but it's easier to be sympathetic to any mistakes if the referee is consistent. We got that today so everyone happy...well done Mr Ref.

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Regional Two (North & North East) / Re: week 12
« on: December 03, 2022, 09:05:26 PM »
He was about 6ft 5, flowing blond hair, high cheek bones and fittest chap on the park. Apparently he sang a solo in the bar afterwards before doing a hilarious standup comedy routine and buying the whole clubhouse a drink. All round top guy.

Does that help you????

🤣🤣🤣🤣

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Regional Two (North & North East) / Re: week 12
« on: December 03, 2022, 08:46:20 PM »
So much to be pleased about today at Silver Royd, 6 local teams playing and a huge crowd. Well done to Scarborough and Malton for both selecting 3 teams each with all matches played at Silver Royd.

The crowd was very large with the 430 seater stand almost full alone.

Sadly the match was a shocker and I'm sure the frozen players will have felt the same with exception of Malton enjoying the glow of victory. They did indeed deserve their victory for dealing with the conditions better than Scarborough. From memory not a single point was scored from good play today...all scores being a result of mistakes.

Generally Malton's decision making on the day was a bit better than Scarboroughs.

The loss of the home captain before kickoff wasn't ideal and then his brother not long into the game with a shoulder injury......but this was still a strong Scarborough side with a hangover from last week weighing heavily on them.

The match was well reffed and no complaints about the result.

First and foremost I am a supporter of my team so it goes without saying that today was a disappointing result.... however it can't have been very enjoyable for either set of players so let's celebrate the fact that two local clubs put out over 100 players and to me that's a victory for everyone.


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Regional Two (North & North East) / Re: Week 11
« on: November 27, 2022, 07:58:06 AM »
Yes was sad to hear of Doddie Weirs death. He was one of the most engaging and genuine speakers we have had a Silver Royd. Stayed till the early hours and then went around town with old boys and ended up sleeping in his car - or some such story. A real loss.

As for yesterday's match.
Excellent pre-match hospitality and food. Brid must have spent a fortune on the comedian they had in the room, it was like having Peter Kay in our presence 😉😁.

For the first 50 mins of the match Brid played really well and were clearly up for it. As is often the case in derbies Scarborough made a number of unforced errors and couldn't get into the match. Scabs not helped by having 3 different players carded. Im not entirely sure what any of them were for and that's not a criticism of the ref, I just wasn't close enough to see. They all seemed very minor. Either way it meant playing 30mins with 14 men.
Brid dominated the scrums and Scarborough dominated the lineouts (until the last one!).

In the last 20 mins with all players on the park Scarborough got their game going and moved into a 1 point lead. In all honesty the expectation was that we would score another couple of tries in the last 5 or 6 minutes we were so on top but those unforced errors came back. Dropped balls and kicking balls dead.
Having said all that, it was excellent play from Brid that stole them the game. They were dead on their feet and out of it but their fly half (I think) flowing another Scarborough error kicked a 50/22 giving them the throw in our 22 (last minute of the game). Having lost nearly every lineout they changed planned and throw it low into the belly of their front man who charged down the touchline. One way or another play ended up under the posts and an inevitable penalty was awarded which was kicked.

The kickoff was recovered and kicked into touch for the end of the match....you can imagine the celebrations!

All in all a fair result, likewise had they not scored it would have been.

Good day out, good rugby and good atmosphere....no complaints.


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Regional Two (North & North East) / Re: Week 11
« on: November 26, 2022, 04:58:30 PM »
Firstly there was fitting respect shown today following the loss of Tom Edwards the Selby Captain. A minutes silence was observed and both teams laid up their number 7 shirts for the day.

Brid snatched the match with pretty much the last kick of the match with a penalty under the posts.

I'll post a full review after the England match.

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Regional Two (North & North East) / Week 11
« on: November 23, 2022, 08:29:39 PM »
Firstly please can I express my profound sadness and sympathy following the death of Tom Edwards, captain of Selby RUFC.

I think a minutes silence at every match in the league would be appropriate this weekend as a mark of respect at the loss of a member of the rugby family at such a young age.

Bradford & Bingley v Selby - RIP Tom Edwards, no prediction.

Bridlington v Scarborough
A typical local derby where all form goes out the window. Scarborough on a good run and Brid doing OK with a mixed bag of results. Few people will bet against Brid at home in a local derby - although I'll always back Scarborough. Should be a cracker.

Dronfield v Pontefract
Not sure about this but think Pnte should get a close win.

Malton and Norton v Pocklington
High scoring home win for Malton, not sure where Pocks next win is going to come from.

Moortown v Old Crossleyans
Interesting one here. I'm tempted to go for a draw but I think Moortown should just about pip it.

Old Brodleians v Morley
Easy win for Bords.

Good rugby everyone.

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Regional One (North East) / Re: Round 10
« on: November 13, 2022, 08:53:33 PM »
Hmmmm....sounds like the Heath history changers have some explaining to do.

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Regional One (North East) / Re: Round 10
« on: November 13, 2022, 02:01:57 PM »
A very refreshingly straightforward and honest post by NPS (which he always is)....an excellent example of how tackling an isolated issue head-on with openness shuts it down.

If only national politicians realised that fair people will always support that approach.

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Regional Two (North & North East) / Re: Week 10
« on: November 13, 2022, 12:57:58 PM »
Moortown 2nds are an interesting breed.

We are used to Brids form of communication  :)

Most of the issues we have had a silver Royd (which are infrequent) are to do with over animated visiting coaching staff.


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Regional Two (North & North East) / Re: Week 10
« on: November 13, 2022, 11:25:46 AM »
One presumes you mean Laws?? Rules are for those who follow the round ball game .. which explains your ignorance!

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Regional Two (North & North East) / Re: Week 10
« on: November 13, 2022, 08:10:52 AM »
Dougie, a very balanced comment on the game and Brid certainly did not deserve to lose. Credit, as you say to Ponte for keeping going and a kick from the half way line with the last kick of the game is a special finish (for the neutral). The Ponte scrum is a weapon, and god knows how many league points they would have without it( they do play some enterprisig stuff as well). Well played Brid, good players, well coached and the return fixture is something to look forward to. Not happy with their coach marching on to the pitch and berrating/swearing the ref near the end, but sometimes passions overflow I suppose. With regard to having no option but to bring overseas players in, I would suggest there is another option(which most teams take), but that would mean dropping down the league pyramid for a while, which is probably not palatable to the heirarchy.

Fancy sharing a bit more about the swearing at the ref...seems unlikely to me after the match?

The Brid coach did show his frustration  at the final play due to in which the nature of the penalty was given. He may have said a few choice things which he may regret after the dust settled, but emotions were high, (not an excuse).

Regards the nature of the penalty, a Brid player clearly out cold next to play, which the ref seemed to miss. Both Brid and Pontefracts dugouts frantically trying to get the ref to stop the game for the head injury. The ref choose to carry on 3/4 phases untill the penalty was awarded before stopping.
I think a lack of constancy on this point won't have helped as play was stopped immediately early in the game for a head injury the other way.

The Brid coach maybe had a reason to be upset, but could have controlled his emotions a bit better.

Fair enough these things happen....

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Regional Two (North & North East) / Re: Week 10
« on: November 13, 2022, 07:32:58 AM »
Massive win for the Crocs yesterday (sans KK) as it’s starting to get tight down the bottom. Each point up to Christmas is going to be vital. Crocs looked to have turned a corner now and will threaten the top teams.

I don’t like to say ‘I told you so’ but Scabs win a couple of games and look at BRB the wind up merchant. Not many paid players in this division, but can’t believe is Scarborough pretending to take the high ground. A lot of brown envelopes thrown around out there Over the last few years.

Isn't it 7 in a row?

Guilty as charged...as in it's much more fun posting when your amateur side is winning.

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Regional Two (North & North East) / Re: Week 10
« on: November 13, 2022, 07:31:19 AM »
Dougie, a very balanced comment on the game and Brid certainly did not deserve to lose. Credit, as you say to Ponte for keeping going and a kick from the half way line with the last kick of the game is a special finish (for the neutral). The Ponte scrum is a weapon, and god knows how many league points they would have without it( they do play some enterprisig stuff as well). Well played Brid, good players, well coached and the return fixture is something to look forward to. Not happy with their coach marching on to the pitch and berrating/swearing the ref near the end, but sometimes passions overflow I suppose. With regard to having no option but to bring overseas players in, I would suggest there is another option(which most teams take), but that would mean dropping down the league pyramid for a while, which is probably not palatable to the heirarchy.

Fancy sharing a bit more about the swearing at the ref...seems unlikely to me after the match?

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Regional Two (North & North East) / Run-in to Christmas at the top
« on: November 13, 2022, 07:26:26 AM »
There is going to be a very interesting run-in to Christmas with all the top sides having a pick of difficult fixtures to contend.

All the top 5 or 6 will lose games between now and the end of the season. With teams beating each other and the top three spots changing regularly.

Having looked at all the fixtures I think the next four rounds will give us a pretty clear picture as we enter the festive period of who is going to be the top 3 at the end of season.

Others can comment on their own clubs but from a Scarborough perspective having Brid and Moortown away and Malton and Morley at home its a bloody tough run.

Bridlington, Scarborough and Malton all seem pretty even with Moortown a step ahead. Morley aren't quite cutting it yet this season. To get 3 wins from 4 would be outstanding, maybe 2 from 4 more realistic. Less than that and we are out of the race.

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Regional Two (North & North East) / Re: Week 10
« on: November 12, 2022, 10:41:44 PM »
Ponte were good at Scarborough (although I was away) and we had a very hard fought victory.

Sounds like Brid were unlucky not to nick it....

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