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Quartet poised to return for New Earswick All Blacks’ trip to West Bowling
12:07pm Thursday 1st November 2012 in Rugby League
New Earswick All Blacks ARLC face a difficult task at West Bowling in their bid to bounce back to winning ways in the Pennine League championship.
They should have winger Louis Pool, back-row Al Davison and centre Bobby Smith back after the trio missed last week’s loss to King Cross due to a Rugby Football League coaching course – with the club unhappy the course was held on a match-day.
Important half-back Liam Gargan might also be available.
Spokesman Paul Pallister said: “I don’t know why the RFL would hold a coaching course on a Saturday. This weekend it will be tough and we’ll have to improve.”
New Earswick ‘A’ had to concede last week’s game due to losing players to the first team and having only 12 available. They host fellow strugglers Drighlington ‘A’ in division four.
Selby Warriors will hope to start Saturday’s division three match at home to Woodhouse the way they finished last week’s 30-30 draw with Littleborough.
The Warriors, fielding a weakened team due to work commitments and last-minute cry-offs, began the Littleborough clash in the same fashion as the previous week’s drubbing at Greetland, but this time they showed plenty of spirit to fight back strongly in the second half.
They had started the game brightly, man-of-the-match Wayne Fennell opening the scoring, with Jimmy Hanson goaling, but Littleborough hit back with two converted tries. Josh Parkin reduced the deficit out wide but Selby switched off and let Littleborough build a 30-10 lead.
The comeback began when Matt Stevenson brushed off defenders to score in the corner, and Fennell then scored the try of the match after some good handling created space for him to race over from 40 metres, Hanson goaling both.
Stevenson then scored a carbon copy of his first and Selby piled on the pressure before Ben Harris equalised. Hanson’s conversion would have won it but he hit a difficult kick just wide, while Fennell also missed with a late attempted drop goal.
Selby Warriors ‘A’ are also at home this Saturday, against Farnley ‘A’.