Stockton Preview

By Dave Picken - October 19 2018
Stockton Preview After enjoying the Brinkburn factor in four out of our first six games we are back on the road with the short but tricky hop to Stockton (kick off 3.00).

The Teessiders are enjoying life in a new home at Grangefield. With former Falcons, Exeter and Scotland ‘A’ fly half Steve Jones calling the shots, they are sitting comfortably in the top half of the table just six points behind West.

Having beaten Rovers and Horden and Peterlee at home, our traditional derby games, we are finding that we are a bit of a scalp for many sides  in this league and most away games look likely to be hard fought.

There's a few injury issiues with back rows Jay Corbett and Alex Barker out and Matt Siddle stilll not recovered from the dead leg which still managed to take across the white line twice lst week week (pictured).

However, we will be boosted by the return of second rows Jake Linighan and John Bunter  with Chris Atkins dropping into the back row where Adam Brown will take over the No 8 shirt.

On the wing Callum Johnston returns for Siddle with the promising Liam Rutherford providing backs cover.

West: Zac Southern Adam Peacock, Will Hilditch, Peter Youll Callum Johnston,  Stuart Waites, Ryan Painter (capt),  Adam Coates, Andrew Rollins, Danny Cookland, Jake Linighan, Joe Rafferty, Issac Robinson, Chris Atkins,  Adam Brown.

 

Changes: Connor McLurg, John Bunter, Liam Rutherford.

 

 
Stockton Preview
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19/10/2018 08:33
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Re: Stockton Preview
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19/10/2018 17:52
"Back on the Road again" - Good Luck everyone.

Stand fast boys - No Surrender !

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