Heworth ARLC's new-found form to face stern test

Josh Poulter, who is pushing for a return to Heworth’s line-up

Josh Poulter, who is pushing for a return to Heworth’s line-up

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HEWORTH ARLC coach Tim Rumford wants to see his team maintain the momentum they have built up when they travel to third-placed Blackbrook on Saturday, writes Josh Lockhurst.

The Elmpark Way side backed up an impressive performance against high-fliers Underbank Rangers with confident victory over Eastmoor Dragons, and Rumford would like his side to continue producing their consistent form after an indifferent start to the National Conference League division three season.

Their new-found form will come under tough scrutiny, though, against one of the favourites for promotion.

Rumford said: “The ‘A’ side have had good results with two wins and a draw, and the first team gave a solid performance in the last match and against one of the best two sides in the division in Underbank.”

George Wilkinson is the only doubt for this weekend’s National Conference division three match due to work commitments, but Rumford is happy to draft in the younger players, if needed, after their encouraging displays in previous matches.

“Josh Poulter is pushing for a return and Liam Richmond could also come back after an elbow knock," he said.

"Liam has also been training with Castleford Tigers under-19s and played in midweek so it shows we can produce young players that can come through at the club.”

Heworth ‘A’ play host to Bradford Dudley Hill ‘A’ in Yorkshire Men's League group two.

Meanwhile, York Lokomotive will look to bounce back from losing their 100 per cent record last week in the same group two division when they host Castleford Panthers ‘A’.

Selby Warriors’ summer team do not have a match in the entry division.

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