Brods return from Scarborough with a share of the spoils

Cameroon Wroot scores for Brods
Cameroon Wroot scores for Brods

Old Brodleians returned from their Yorkshire One trip to Scarborough with a 31-31 draw and a bonus point, despite playing part of the game with only 13 men.

Brods had been close to securing another five-point victory on their travels going into the closing seconds, before Scarborough snatched a converted try to secure a share of the spoils.

Early possession and territory were shared equally, before Scarborough registered the opening score with a penalty goal on 15 minutes.

Following the restart, Brods’ Simanu Tusinga spotted the opportunity to intercept and raced away to score between the posts and give Phil Town an easy conversion to make it 3-7 on 18 minutes.

Brods continued to threaten and James Marshall evaded several attempted tackles to extend the visitors’ lead, Town’s conversion making it 3-14.

Brods hooker Matt Raven received a yellow card for infringing at a ruck and the resultant penalty was converted, cutting the deficit to 6-14.

Five minutes into injury time a further yellow was given to Brods centre Liam Scott for not moving away at a ruck and Scarbs reduced their deficit to 9-14.

Into the second half, Scarborough took advantage of their numerical superiority to level the scores at 14-14 with a try in the corner.

Restored to 15 men, Brods reasserted their dominance with some excellent rugby and Tusinga crashed over for his second try, before completing his hat trick to make it 14-26 with 20 minutes to play.

A penalty and a converted try brought Scarborough back in the game at 24-26, but Brods thought they had secured their win when Matt Wroot touched down to make it 24-31.

The home side had different ideas and with seven minutes of injury time played they worked the ball to the right wing to touch down again.