Leigh Miners return to the bread and butter of the league on Saturday when they travel to Humberside to take on last year’s beaten grand finalists Myton Warriors in Round 5 of the NCL, Kick off 2-30pm at Marist Sporting Club.
Miners will be looking to build on last Sundays excellent performance against Barrow Raiders with another strong showing in Hull but know they can expect another tough test against a Myton side who will be determined to pick up their first league win of the season having lost both of their matches so far this season. Attacking wise last week at Barrow was the most fluent it has been this year with club captain Scott O’Brien hoping it will continue to get better in the coming weeks, with Scott saying ” I thought we was more patient last week and was building pressure instead of trying to score off every play I also think as a team we listened a lot better to myself and other pivot players in what we wanted to do and what areas of the field we wanted to get to and that showed in how we attacked because we were causing Barrow a lot of problems.” Scott also added “Hopefully the game on Sunday can boost our confidence now and kick start our season, we have shown in glimpses what we are capable of and now we need to put it all together and have a good run of results in the league”.
CLUB CAPTAIN SCOTT O’BRIEN IN ACTION
Coaches Allan Coleman and Paul Whitworth are forced into making three changes from last weekend with Ross Bradley Lee Gittins and Sean Pendlebury all missing the game through injury. Coming into the side are Sean McDonald Ryan Monaghan and Dave Rowlands.
Leigh Miners second team entertain Heysham Atoms on Saturday in the league, kick off 2-30pm at Twist Lane.
Leigh Miners Ladies are away to Chorley Panthers on Sunday in the first round of the Challenge Cup.
The u18s beat Crosfields B 40-22 away on Wednesday night in the league, they are in action again on Sunday when they take on West Bank Bears at home, Kick off 1pm at Twist Lane.