Rugby: Dinnington lose on the coast

DINNINGTON’S second visit to the East coast this season ended in another defeat, as they went down 44-5 at Scarborough.

The Lodge Lane men were hoping to bounce back from the previous week’s poor result but going into this game having to make eight changes they knew they were up against it.

All the damage was done in the first half as Dinnington made too many errors which Scarborough capitalised on.

However, it was Dinnington who made the better start, immediately putting the home line under pressure and forcing three penalties in quick succession close to the home line.

Having survived, Scarborough then responded but when they were awarded a penalty after 10 minutes it was in a kicking position for them to take the lead.

Dinnington had another spell of pressure without scoring before missed tackles let the home side in to go 10-0 ahead.

Again Dinnington came back and further infringements by the home in defence saw a player sent to the bin.

This should have been an opportunity for Dinnington but a fortuitous bounce on a kick through set up another try for the home side and a penalty soon afterwards put the score to 20-0.

Dinnington kept persevering but errors led to another converted try before they got themselves on the board.

From a five-metre scrum Lee Clarke worked a blind side move to score in the corner with five minutes of the half remaining.

The euphoria was short-lived as Scarborough, from a debatable quickly taken throw-in, caught Dinnington out to score again and go into half time 32-5 ahead.

Dinnington came out at the start of the second half as they had done in the first and put pressure on the home line but again without success.

Scarborough turned the ball over at a breakdown and then worked the ball through several phases to score a converted try.

Dinnington came back but could not work an opening but, they were cutting out the errors which prevented further home scores for a while.

With 15 minutes to go the home side moved the ball well across their backs to claim the last score of the game.

Dinnington never gave up and managed to keep the home side out for the rest of the game to round off a better second half.

Tomorrow, Dinnington have a bottom-of-the-table clash at home to North Ribblesdale at the new kick off time of 2.15pm.