Scunthorpe Stags hosted Driffield 2nds on 08/02/20, the previous Scunthorpe had travelled to Driffield and in an absorbing game the game had ended 36 -36.
Scunthorpe had to call on the experienced Ian Lee and Gav Drewery to cover for players being called up into the first team. Scunthorpe started the brighter of the 2 teams and young prop Dylan Martin broke through the on rushing defence, he was tackled and recycled the ball, further ground was made by the centre pairing of Johnson and Tim Dunk. Martin had now returned to his feet and prop Clarke Murray fed Martin a great pass to see him score the first try of the day , Jake Goodison kicked the conversion. Scunthorpe were attacking but were wary of the speedy Driffield wings and their Number 8. In a great move including forwards and back centre Johnson powered over the line to score on his return to the Stags team, the reliable Goodison again scored the conversion. Driffield attacked and full back Devon James made some great try saving tackles to keep Driffield scoreless. Scunthorpe moved down the pitch in a well organised manner and within inches of the Driffield try line it was Martin who bundled over to score his second of the day. The half time whistle went with the score Scunthorpe 19 Driffield 0.
Scunthorpe knew that they have to stay sharp to keep the lead as Driffield are not a team to give up, a great break by the Driffield winger some Driffield score the first try of the second half which was converted to give a score Scunthorpe 19 Driffield 5. The Scunthorpe players were tackling with great effect none more so than Scrum Half Billy Hardy who despite his lack of size managed to bring the largest of players down. Scunthorpe again attacked with menace and some good work gave James the opportunity to score, Goodison again being successful Scunthorpe 26 Driffield12. Driffield quickly returned to the Scunthorpe half and again after a good break scored again Scunthorpe 26 Driffield 14. During a small fracas with the Driffield players being unhappy about Scunthorpe players laying on the ball the referee took exception to something George Mason had done and showed him a yellow card. Scunthorpe had to respond to the Driffield pressure and after a break down the wing Hardy scored a deserving try to give Scunthorpe a good lead of 31 to 14. Scunthorpe were soon down to 13 men as Matthew Mason was shown a yellow card, leaving both the Mason’s on the naughty step at the same time. Driffield attacked and were awarded a scrum, they exerted pressure of the Scunthorpe front row causing them to lose their bind and were rewarded with a penalty try Scunthorpe 33 Driffield 21. Scunthorpe managed to hold out to the final whistle and to keep their unbeaten 2020 record.