Keighley 33 Scarborough 52

AN end-of-season try-scoring bonanza saw promotion-chasing Scarborough deservedly victorious. 

The first 15 minutes were spent testing each other out. 

Then third-placed Scarborough got into gear, scoring three well-worked tries from winger Harry Domett, wing forward Aaron Wilson and back row colleague, number eight Ben Wilson. Centre Jimmy Perrett added all three conversions. 

Eventually Keighley got into their stride and a mazy run from centre Jamie Donnelly was finished off by scrum-half Lucas Uren, Alex Brown adding the conversion. 

Towards the half-time whistle the visitors took a quick tap penalty which was not covered by the Keighley defence, which led to a try in the corner for substitute Paul Taylor.

The second half saw Scarborough pressing from a scrum on the Keighley 22. Scrum-half Jordan Wakeham easily rounded would-be defenders to score, Perrett adding the extras. 

Keighley eventually managed to get a regular supply of possession from their stuttering line-out which gave livewire full back Alfie Seeley the opportunity to break up the right. 

Evading a number of defenders he neatly offloaded to Ryan Gibson who did well to score, Brown adding the conversion. A few minutes later, good line-out ball was driven hard and a chance for prop Craig Spencer saw him power his way over the line. 

Any hopes of a revival were shortlived. A break out of defence and excellent back-up play was finished off by number eight Ben Martin, and once again Perrett landed the conversion. 

Keighley responded well. Good work in midfield by prop Sam Booker and some neat footwork from centre Jonty Glendinning gave them a well deserved try. 

At this stage of the game the visitors were controlling midfield. 
After pressure from the forwards, centre Perrett crossed. He also kicked the conversion. 

With a big lead Scarborough could afford to experiment. A training ground move from a line-out at half way gave outstanding back row forward Aaron Wilson his second try. 

Keighley were game to the last and gave it their all. A break out of defence was finished off well by winger Jake Duxbury, converted by Brown. 
The defeat leaves Keighley in ninth place in the league table on 54 points and was their fourth defeat in their last five games. 

Keighley’s first team do not have a fixture this weekend but travel to leaders York in their final Yorkshire Division One game of the season on Saturday, May 5 (3pm kick-off).