WHITBY RFC returned from a month without action and a new manager as Ste Mothersdale took the reins for the first time and masterminded a 4-1 victory over Scalby reserves at a boggy Showfield.
The away side started brighter and took the lead when the home side gave possession away and a quick break saw an angled drive beat Fish on 18 minutes.
This seemed to wake the home side up and they pressed the away side back and equalised when man of the match Mike Kilpatrick was picked out by Welham - and he raced clear to square for Damon Craig to complete the first of a hat-trick as the sides went in level at the break.
The home side came out better in the second half and took the lead when James Inglis’ shot from a Ben Hogarth corner somehow squirmed through the Scalby keeper on 56 minutes.
Gregory went close to levelling for the away side, before Craig slid in his second of the game when the away side appealed for offside and the game was going the home sides way with 20 minutes remaining.
The game was made safe when Craig coolly dispatched his hat-trick on 75 minutes, allowing the new manager to make changes and give players a run out as Whitby RFC took the points.
Whitby RFC 4 Scalby Res 1