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York Acorn travel to Egremont needing points to bolster bid for safety
RELEGATION-threatened York Acorn ARLC go to play-off hopefuls Egremont on Saturday with boss Scott Rhodes saying they need to do “all it takes” to come away with the spoils.
Acorn are two points from safety with four games to go in the National Conference League premier division.
They will be without Davey Burns and Joe Porter – two of their main go-forward men – this weekend but could be bolstered by the returns of Alan Willits, Tim Elliott, after hamstring trouble, and possibly Martin McTigue, back early from a broken arm.
“We lost 10-8 to Egremont at home when I thought we were the better team,” said Rhodes. “We’re big underdogs but it’s a matter of going there and doing anything it takes to get a result.
“We’ve four games left. We always knew Wath Brow last week would be tough and they didn’t disappoint, and we know Egremont away will be tough.
“There was a lot of effort last week but Wath Brow were just too good for us. We didn’t play very well – we didn’t attack well. We’re a young side and, while the effort is always there, we’re lacking in some areas. Travelling to Cumbria this Saturday, with the long journey and early start, doesn’t make it easier. But we’ll give it our best shot.
“All four games are big games. The games against (bottom team) Myton and (fifth-bottom) East Hull are the two we have pinpointed as must-win. If we can get something on Saturday, it sets us up well.”
Heworth go to Coventry Bears on Saturday for their penultimate match of the division three campaign.
The Villagers, having fallen to third bottom in the table, will be keen to end on some kind of high but face a side who are currently the “best of the rest” below the division’s big five. Coventry, newcomers to the league with eyes on rising into the game’s professional ranks, have been inconsistent but among their wins was a 40-10 triumph at Elmpark Way in July.
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