Acklam Preview

By Dave Picken - November 23 2018
Acklam Preview The promotion race in Durham and Northumberland is hotting up with West now just three points behind leaders Northern. Second place Durham City visit Brinkburn next week so we travel to Acklam this week knowing we have to keep the momentum going .....  

Barnard Castle ran us ose last week in a game we were relieved to win 22-17.

The Teessiders promise similarly tough opposition on their own pitch despite only having won three games so far - we are proving a big scalp to a lot of clubs.

Several late cry-offs through injury meant a much changed pack last week with Ross Wood and Jonny Hunter coming into the front row and having to play the full 80 minutes – Hunter scoring the try which eventually saw his side home.

Adam Coates is back this week after illness, but fellow prop Danny Cookland, the scorer of a 55 metre try at Whitby, is still out with a foot injury. Fortunately Adam Brown has recovered from the knock which saw him limp off last week and he moves back to the front row after his stint at No 8.

In the back-row Jay Corbett is fit and back at No 8 with Chris Atkins in the second row alongside Jake Linighan.

Will Hilditch picked up a knock in training and will be on the bench allowing Gav Painter to return after  his injury.

And Max  Tennant makes his debut on the wing for the injured Adam Peacock.

West: Zac Southern, Max Tennant, Gav Painter,  Peter Youll, Rob Thorn, Stu Waites Ryan Painter (captain), Adam Coates, Andrew Rollins, Adam Brown, Jake Linighan, Chris Atkins,  Isaac Robinson, Jay Corbett.

Changes: Jonny Hunter, Connor McLurg, Will Hilditch.

Acklam Preview
Official West Hartlepool RFC (IP Logged)
23/11/2018 13:48
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old shepherd (IP Logged)
23/11/2018 15:28
Need to up our game after last week. Strong side out so hopefully we will be successful. GO WEST!

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LesterP (IP Logged)
23/11/2018 18:29
Here we go again !

Stand Fast Boys - No Surrender !

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old shepherd (IP Logged)
25/11/2018 07:30
Not a pretty game but a BP win is a BP win. Hospitality at Acklam was outstanding. Good on them.

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