Brods travel to Settle, North Yorkshire this Saturday to take on North Ribblesdale who last season completed the double over the Hipperholme side.
With a good performance against a strengthened Dinnington outfit it will be interesting to see the extent of Brods’ improvement .
North Ribblesdale had started the season well two weeks ago with an impressive home win in the Yorkshire Shield against Pontefract, 43-5. However, last Saturday they travelled to Selby for their opening league fixture and were beaten 33-20 by the newly promoted Selby side.
Ribb are noted for being strong on their picturesque home ground, however the Brods boys will be looking forward to their next challenge and will be looking to maintain their second half form from last weekend and pose a serious challenge .
Cole said: “We found it difficult to win against them last season. They will look to go hard at us up front.”
Tries from new centres Sam Deacon and David Spivey helped Old Brodleians turn around a 13-3 interval deficit and register a highly-satisfactory 21-13 home win over Dinnington in their Yorkshire One opener.
Kiwi Deacon capped a promising debut with his 51st minute effort which helped the Woodhead men draw level and ex-Whitehall Warriors RL player Spivey took the home side into a lead they never looked in danger or relinquishing.
“Dinnington have been tipped as a top four side so to beat them first up was encouraging,” said coach John Cole, who had several more new faces on show.
Dinnington 2ndXV 3
Brods 2nd XV 65
Yorkshire Merit League Western Championship
Brods Seconds travelled to South Yorkshire with a strong squad after a difficult selection and several players unlucky not to be plying their trade at Woodhead.
The Brods started slowly letting the kick off into touch, losing the line out then conceding a penalty in front of the sticks to gift Dinnington a 3-0 lead after just two minutes.
However, this was to be Dinnington’s only score as the Brods turned on the style and racked up 65 unanswered points with sublime inter play between forwards and backs.
Everyone contributed in a positive manner to the performance, 10 different try scorers being testament to that.
The seconds are at home this Saturday to Cleckheaton.
Chris Bell, Isaac Cracknell, Chester Butler, Adam Roebuck and Brodie Wilson have all been included in this season’s Yorkshire U18 squad