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York Acorn wait for fitness tests on key players
10:29am Thursday 29th August 2013 in Sport
YORK Acorn RLFC were waiting on fitness checks on several key men ahead of the testing National Conference League premier division tussle at home to Wath Brow Hornets on Saturday, writes Tony Kelly.
Half-back Tim Elliott and prop Danny Caldwell could have a chance of forcing their way into contention, while full-back Ash Robson has recovered from a rib injury.
But all would not be guaranteed a start even if they proved to be fit, insisted coach Scott Rhodes.
“While it’s going to be mega-tough against a big, physical team, we also had a good win last time out against Leigh, so I will keep it until the last minute before deciding on the team.”
Conference division three duty for Heworth also proffers a home outing.
The black and whites play host to Blackbrook, who earlier in the season ran York City Knights agonisingly close to springing an upset in an early round of the Challenge Cup.
Said Heworth coach Tim Rumford: “It could be all hands on deck for us but our aim is to get as much as we can from the three games we have left.”
New Earswick All Blacks wrap up their pre-season programme with a friendly at home to York Lokos (kick-off 2pm). Coach Jack Stearman said it would be a chance to give some of the fringe players valuable game time.
York Acorn ‘A’ go to Hunslet Warriors ‘A’ in the Yorkshire Men’s League premier division, while in division two, Heworth ‘A’ visit Stanley Rangers ‘A’.
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