The first of a run of four fixtures against teams who could be expected to finish around us this season, so a good start is essential.
Ilkley finished three places and nine points above us last season, leading the pack at the lower end of the season. After a close game there at the same point last season, they won convincingly at Mintbridge at the end of last season, as the team lost their last four games.
TEAM : Matt Charters, Chris Downham, Danny Barker and Dini Noyo, who were all not at Keswick join the team, with Nick Carlton moving onto the wing. Myles Harrop retains his place on the other wing. Liam Hayton makes a first start since a serious injury against Rossendale at the start of the year.
WEATHER : Looks good – so with no Senior game at Mintbridge this weekend, as the Development team also start their season away from home, and the Wasps do not start their season until next weekend, why not come along and support the team.
Sorry no early match report this weekend (due to a rail strike which means I cannot write it on the way home), but I will try to get a quick summary on after the game, and the full report on on Sunday.