Bradford & B. Preview

By Dave Picken - January 17 2020
Bradford & B. Preview Jake Linighan is back after missing the last two games and he will be in the second row in the side which looks to continue our improved form at mid-table Bradford and Bingley

It's a timely return with Chris Atkins detained in town through work commitments and Liam Bailey also having to earn a crust.

Chris has performed heroics at times this season and thoroughly deserves a rest. However, he's made himself available for the Stags who are at home to Acklam (kick off 2.15).

After improved performances in the last couple of games, there's very few other changes with the perky Aidan Jackson-Smith starting in the front row alongside Liam Pennick, who scored his first league try last week, and Andrew Rollins.

Harry Mayes also got his first try last week and he'll be on the wing again as we keep a youthful back division which moved the ball smartly at times.

They'll face a club which has also announced that its future lies in bringing on players from their minis and juniors - with  Tongans Semisi Maasi and Heimulu Taffi playing their last few games in the UK with Bridlington in Yorkshire One.

Bees won the "first leg" at Brinkburn 20-12 when they arrived as league leaders. It was a game from which we deserved at least a bonus point. Unfortunately, a yellow card for Liam Bailey in the second half cost us dear as the visitors took advantage to run in two tries tries.

Since then they've slipped won to 8th place but are always difficult opposition on their own pitch.

West: Matt Siddle, Harry Mayes, Lewis Scott, Zac Southern, Max Tennant, Ollie Connolly, Ryan Painter (captain), Liam Pennick, Aidan Jackson-Smith, Andrew Rollins, Jake Linighan, John Bunter, Alex Barker, Ben Armstrong, Adam Brown.

Changes: Adam Coates, James Borthwick, Callum Johnston.

Bradford & B. Preview
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17/01/2020 15:37
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18/01/2020 12:54
Best of luck today guys. GO WEST!

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