Dinnington Preview

By Dave Picken - November 24 2017
Dinnington Preview The run up to Christmas will almost certainly be the most crucial part of our season as we look forward to three home games and only one away - to fellow strugglers Northern. First up are Dinnington who have hit a bit of form in recent weeks ...

The South Yorkshire side were bottom for some time . Now they are one place above us having won three of their last four games - including  a 37-19 win over third place West Leeds.

We will go into the game boosted by several players being back in town and free of the work  commitments which have kept them out all season.

Liam Austwicke is set to make his league debut in the backs, while Lee Maddison is back from his new job in Hampshire and starts at openside in place of Scott Butcher who has his own work commitments this weekend.

Liam Checkfield is also free of his University playing commitments and will be on the wing.

John Bunter has also been away working (fortunately for him in Cyprus) and is also back in the squad, while in the front row Adam Coates returns after his ear injury.

The side will be led by Carl Miller now he's back from the broken leg he suffered at Dinnington at the end of last season.  Dinno were fighting for survival that day and blew us away with some powerful running through midfield  fully deserving the 45-19 win which ended our hopes of gaining a play-off place.

Times have certainly changed since then but with players returning we need to make the most of the next four games.

West squad Liam Austwicke, CeeJay Beales, Liam Checksfield, Peter Youll,  Will Hilditch, Gavin Painter, Zac Southern, Ryan Painter,  Adam Coates, Andrew Rollins, Alex Key, Jordan Foulds, John Bunter, Jake Linighan, Joe Rafferty, Lee Maddison,  Carl Miller (captain), Andy Turner.

Dinnington Preview
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24/11/2017 09:30
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24/11/2017 11:18
I sincerely hope these players are not back for just a game or two???
We need a consistent side out there playing for pride, not having to mix and match every week and relying too much on players learning the game.

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Parental Unit (IP Logged)
24/11/2017 12:36
Welcome back. I'm surprised you haven't been reminding us of the old days and how this would never happened in your day etc etc.

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old shepherd (IP Logged)
25/11/2017 11:52
WPA is right. Hopefully these lads are available for a good few games. Consistency is needed. The players who have come in have done a great job. But we need to start grinding out some results. Hopefully starting this afternoon

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