And so the twilight zone is entered. The zone of playing for nothing but the love of rugby and pride. Scarborough and Keighley put in a gritty display in surprisingly good conditions on a warm and sunny afternoon.
Although a bonus point win was welcome it wasn't the most satisfying of performances with a continuous flow of errors from both sides but especially Scarborough.
What is so hugely frustrating is that Scarborough in parts of the match (although relatively small parts) really lifted their game and blew Keighley away with their pace and power. The crowd would think "here we go" but then after a try its as if someone hits a button and the legs, brain, heart and lungs all disengage for 20 mins. This is without a doubt one of the most talented Scarborough sides for years, if only the game lasted for just 15 minutes we'd be promoted by now.
A very polished performance from the ref who I don't actually remember making one mistake on the day.
The match was played in excellent spirit and both Scarborough and Keighley under 12's (I believe) provided a guard of honour for the teams to run out to, following them playing a little match together beforehand.
Unfortunately I missed hosting the Keighley officials as we had so many guests today for lunch we had to split duties.
Good day, good result, good ref, craap match...