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New Earswick All Blacks look to bounce back against Moorends Thorne Marauders
10:24am Thursday 19th September 2013 in Sport
New Earswick All Blacks ARLC coach Jack Stearman is confident his men can bounce back quickly when they take on Moorends Thorne Marauders on Saturday.
Stearman tasted defeat in his first match as player-coach as his side lost 24-10 to Upton in their Pennine League championship opener.
They had lost 18-year-old first-team debutant Luke Morton to a broken leg early in the second half, leaving them with only 12 men, although Upton also went a man down when Fran Welch – who played a few games for York City Knights under-20s this year – was sent off for kicking Carl Barrow.
Stearman said: “We had only 13 players available from the 30 in the squad and one got injured with a broken leg – hopefully that bad luck was a one-off.
“We will have players back this weekend and we’ll be stronger.”
Stearman, who also played in the game, explained the difference between playing and coaching: “It was a strange situation for me, because I played as well so I had to think about things in a different view.”
Selby Warriors host West Leeds still looking for their first win – and some form – in division one. The Warriors have shipped 132 points in their opening two games of term, crashing 86-24 at Doncaster Toll Bar last week.
Selby Warriors ‘A’ go to Wyke ‘A’ in their division seven opener.
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