Driffield Preview

By Dave Picken - December 13 2019
Driffield Preview The first half of the season has been a struggle with injuries and unavailabilities leading to some 40 players being used, so far, and its little different as we entertain Driffield as the season reaches its mid-point...

It will be a tall order against a side which has lost only three games, so far, and which could go into the Christmas break in top place if they win this week.

We go into the game on the back of a 46-10 defeat at relegation rivals Durham City last week. Fielding our lightest and youngest pack ever we held City for the first hour - only for the home side to use their big experienced forwards to advantage in the closing minutes.

We are boosted by the return of second row Jake Linighan this week and with regular partner John Bunter out until the New Year with a knee injury he will hunker down alongside the versatile Cameron Mould.

Adam Brown returns to his more familiar back row where he will join Ben Armstrong and Chris Atkins who both had tremendous games at Hollow Drift -  the latter deservedly winning the Man of the Match award.

The backs will remain the same, although there is a new bench with the likes of Ethan Ledington, Max Tennant and Aidan Jackson-Smith all unavailable this week - together with the need to put out a balanced side as the Stags return to CaNDY league action at Bishop Auckland.

West: Ollie Connolly, Zac Southern, Will Hilditch, Peter Youll, Lewis Scott, Stu Waites, Ryan Painter (captain), Liam Pennick, Andrew Rollins, Adam Coates, Jake Linighan, Cameron Mould, Adam Brown, Ben Armstrong, Chris Atkins.

Changes: Craig Hadwen, Callum Johnston, Joe Willis.

Driffield: Ryan Longville, Ben Blacker, Ben Dinsdale, Reuben Kelly, Will Davies, Sam Furbank, James Watts, Dan Malling, Guy Brumfield, Henry Furbank, James Dinsdale, Alex Cullen, Matthew Jenkinson, Kyle Turner, Adam Brankley (capt).

Changes: Joe Robinson, Sam Robson, Jack Sowersby.

 

 
Driffield Preview
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13/12/2019 09:55
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13/12/2019 10:45
Normal service resumed many thanks.
Good luck lads.

 
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13/12/2019 16:31
Dig in Lads, good luck.Go West!!!

 
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13/12/2019 17:49
Stand Fast Boys - No Surrender !

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