Whitby Maroons can go up this weekend

Whitby Maroons and Seaham get in a tangle'picture: Brian Murfield
Whitby Maroons and Seaham get in a tangle'picture: Brian Murfield

Whitby Maroons’ rugby team have a chance to clinch promotion to the second tier of the Durham and Northumberland League on Saturday (Feb 28) when they entertain fifth-placed Yarm at the Showfield.

Whitby’s 43-10 home win over Seaham last Saturday maintained their 12-point league at the top of league three, with a yawning 22-point chasm between themselves and third-place Newton Aycliffe.

Coach Darryl Grason told the Gazette: “We played some outstanding open rugby in the first half hour last week and we will be looking to start fast again and keep the pace high.

“Yarm have a monster pack and will present us with a physical challenge up front which we must overcome if we are to win.”