Leigh Miners play their first home game in over seven weeks on Wednesday when they take on Saddleworth Rangers in a rearranged NCL Round 23 fixture after the original game scheduled on the 22nd September was postponed with Miners travelling to West Hull instead to avoid having to travel to play two midweek games on Humberside, Kick off 8pm at Twist Lane.
It’s another big game for Miners after Myton, West Hull, Wath Brow and Siddal all won at the weekend, so the pressure is now on Miners to win their games in hand and keep themselves in with a good shout of making the playoffs. Victory over Saddleworth would move Miners into fifth place with three league games remaining.
Martin Lewis is the only player from the seventeen that travelled to East Hull unavailable being away on a family holiday, coming back into contention for Wednesday after missing last week’s trip to Hull are Ross Bradley, Liam Coleman, Dave Rowlands and John Woods. Danny Jackson is missing with a rib injury along with Jonny Youds who is away on holiday.
Saddleworth will be looking for a similar performance to what they displayed when the two sides met back in May at Greenfields drawing 30-30 and end their season on a high after being relegated a couple of weeks ago.