Scorpions chairman looks forward to second Caerphilly date

South Wales Scorpions’ chairman Phil Davies is looking forward to the second of the two Scorpions Rugby League matches at Caerphilly RFC this Sunday when the Welsh side take on Workington Town (kick-off 1pm).

The match culminates a weekend of Rugby League at Virginia Park which sees Crusaders under 18s take on Warrington Wolves there on Saturday (kick-off 2.30pm) while “Scorpions Super Sunday” sees Caerphilly host an under 13 junior Rugby League festival before the Scorpions game which starts at 9am.

“Caerphilly RFC have been have been fantastic in staging our games while The Gnoll is being reseeded,” said Davies. “We have a very good crowd along for the Oldham match a few weeks ago and they witnessed an excellent 40-20 win for us. There was a very good atmosphere at the ground and that was thanks to many local sports fans who came to the game after seeing it advertised in the town or in their local school.

“We’d like to thank Mike Johns and everyone at Caerphilly for being excellent hosts to us and hopefully we’ll have another good crowd for you again this Sunday.”

The Workington Town fixture holds special memories for Davies as it was against this side that the Scorpions took on in their very first game back in February 2010 and won an exciting encounter 22-20.

“I don’t think anyone believed we could win that day,” he remembers. “We went 20-0 up and then Workington showed their experience, fought back and made it 20-all before Lloyd White kicked a penalty late on.

“Rowland Phillips, who was captain of Workington when they were in Super League in the 1990s, was at the game and he couldn’t believe that we were beating an experience side like Workington Town in our very first game. It set us up for that season, and in the history of our club as a whole, especially in the way of team confidence and we qualified for the play-offs at the end of the season on the back of our good run at the start.

“It’s been a bit more difficult for us this year with a lot of new young and up and coming players in the side but we haven’t done too badly in the first half of this season winning four out of ten games which is the same as Workington (and Oldham and Doncaster).

“It means that this game should be tight. We lost a close match up there in April in one of the toughest grounds in the league to go to with one of the most passionate set of home fans. That’s why it’ll be good to see a large crowd again this Sunday cheering us on and helping us to have the advantage.”

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