Maroons’ match off as coach breaks down

WHITBY Maroons’ game on Saturday was called off when their opponents South Tyneside College’s bus broke down.

The Tynesiders rang at 12.15pm on match day to advise Whitby of the problem, with the vehicle breaking down near Middlesbrough.

Attempts to find a replacement failed to materialise and despite the offer of a late kick- off, the match was unable to be played.

It is likely now that the game will be played on the 20 April, after the final final scheduled showdown between the Durham and Northumberland League 3’s runaway top two, Whitby and table-toppers Hartlepool BBOB.

Tomorrow, Easter Saturday sees a Super 10s tournament at Whitby Rugby Club with 10 teams taking part.

This version of the game is fast and exciting so spectators will be in for a great tournament.

Kick-off will be around 1pm.

Among the confirmed teams are Wheatley Hills, Middlesbrough, Acklam, Rowntrees, Guisborough, Whitby, and Mahaffey RC.

The Maroons have three league fixtures left to play.

These are:

6 April v Washington (away)

13 April v Hartlepool BBOB (home)

20 April v South Tyneside (home) tbc.

With the Maroons’ late postponement on Saturday, it gave leaders Hartlepool BBOB the chance to open up the gap to nine points as they thrashed Yarm 50 -0.

Elsewhere, in-form Houghton, Chester-le-Street and Sedgefield won comfortably.