BRODS HOPE FOR MORE

Scarborough v Brods' Liam Scott with the ball
Scarborough v Brods' Liam Scott with the ball

Old Brodleians travel to Pontefract on Saturday (3.00) looking to extend their recent good run of form in Yorkshire One.

With an excellent result away at Scarborough last weekend following an equally good display at home to Selby the week before, John Cole’s side are looking to confirm their top six status against a side who are fighting for survival.

Pontefract have been regular opponents and the Hipperholme-based side are well aware that they will be facing a stiff challenge from a team with a proud history.

Brods have recovered from a mid-term crisis of confidence and are performing to the level of expectation that the club expects.

There were no injuries reported following last week’s game and it looks like the side will be picked from strength.

Liam Scott enjoyed a great day at the seaside playing in his favoured fly-half position, creating opportunities for his backs and crossing the line himself on two occasions.

One of his efforts was disallowed while his other confirmed try effectively won the game.

Rob Jennings has also recovered his early season good form and is one of the strongest running ball carriers in the league on his day.

There is no doubt that Loma Kivalu, Brods’ Tongan prop forward, and Kiwi Sam Deacon at centre, have been stand-out players and no doubt the club will be looking to retain their services for the 2014-15 season as Brods will be looking to continue the progress the team has made this season.

The Scarborough success put an eight point gap between Brods and York, who do have two games in hand, but Brods chairman Richard Turner demanded the team reamined positive.

“Let’s look above us and in the remaining five games, including Pontefract, let us target them, especially Wath upon Dearne and Selby and look at securing a top four finish,” said Turner.