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New Earswick All Blacks target notable win over early pace-setters Methley
10:08am Thursday 26th September 2013 in Rugby League
COACH Jack Stearman has selection dilemmas as New Earswick ARLC prepare to visit early pacesetters Methley in the Pennine League championship.
All Blacks got off the mark last week with a fine 46-0 win over Moorends, and now have key men Joe Hemmings, Joe Davis and Sean Malarkey all available again.
Stearman said: “It will be hard to change the team after a performance like last week, but it’s hard to leave these three out.”
Injuries to Darren Gargan (head) and Bobby Quigley (hamstring) might ease his headache.
Methley have bagged 162 points in their three games. Stearman added: “If we can put in a display like last week and get a result, it will really kickstart our season.”
Selby Warriors got off the mark in division one last week by beating West Leeds 28-22 – but victory was marred by injury to Bobby Evans, who dislocated a shoulder, Ben Hopkins, who dislocated and broke a thumb, and Grant Sellers, who tore knee ligaments.
Still buoyed by a brilliant display, Selby are aiming to follow up at Odsal Sedbergh this Saturday.
A late penalty by Jimmy Hanson had sealed that maiden victory – after a superb comeback.
The game had begun well for Selby, Jordan Drummond’s massive hit forcing a knock-on in the first tackle, with Matt Stevenson barging over from the scrum.
Leeds led 18-10 at the break, though, Richard Young having steamed in for Selby’s second try.
But the second half was Selby’s. Stevie Bell scored and, although Leeds hit back, Matt Irving raced away for an 80-metre interception try and Stevenson barged over again, Hanson adding three goals.
Selby Warriors ‘A’ host Halton Moor Storm in division seven.
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