Huddersfield YMCA Preview

By Dave Picken - April 21 2017
Huddersfield YMCA Preview It's the last league game for coach Iain Dixon and Danny Boatman (at least as skipper) and it's one we need to win with a bonus point to stand a chance of regaining the play-off place ...

The defeat at Dinnington two weeks ago means that if Penrith win at Percy Park the Cumbrians will take the play-off place in North One East - regardless of our own result at YM.

However, if Penrith lose, and we earn a bonus point win, then we  would travel to Birkenhead Park for the play-off final by virtue of having lost fewer games than Penrith.

Iain Dixon steps down to run the club’s new Academy and  he would dearly love to finish with a flourish after the poor show at Dinnington - a game where we suffered a hangover after the controversial defeat to league leaders Pocklington in injury time.

He will have the luxury of having some of those more experienced players back for the last league game.

Ryan Painter has served a one match ban after being sent off for retaliation against Pocklington, while  Rob Thorn and back rows Aaron  Myers, Lee Maddison and Sam Miller are all available again.

Top try scorer Liam Checksfield will be missing as he is away on 7’s duty with Hartlepool Sixth Form College, while back row Carl Miller is, of course, in plaster after breaking his leg in two places at Dinnington.

West: Zac Southern, Luke Mallinson, Greg Edwards, Peter Youll, Rob Thorn, Gavin Painter, Ryan Painter, Adam Coates, Andrew Rollins, Anth Carr, John Bunter, Joe Rafferty, Dan Boatman (captain), Lee Maddison, Aaron Myers.

Changes: Sam Miller, Joe Willis, Alex Key.

 
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