Brods out to ease frustrations and slash the gap to the leading lights

Brods will be aiming to get back on the field and back on track this weekend
Brods will be aiming to get back on the field and back on track this weekend

Following their frustration last weekend due to the appalling conditions at Woodhead, Old Brodleians entertain Bridlington on Saturday (2.15pm).

The Woodhead men will be looking to continue their recent good form in what is bound to be a tough game against a side who have been hard to beat this season.

Currently sat third with 46 points compared to Brods in fifth on 34, it is an opportunity for the Hipperholme-based side to close the gap on the top three.

The East Coast side recruited well in the close season and performed impressively in a hard-fought fixture earlier in the season on their home ground.

They defeated the Brods 26-8 early in September and the locals will be looking to improve substantially on what was a disappointing performance.

In their last game the Seasiders defeated basement-club and visitors Selby 41-0, although they had lost their previous two encounters against Malton and at Bradford Salem.

It looks set to be an enthralling encounter with Brods picking from a strong squad buoyed by the recent victory over York.

The Brods side to play Cleckheaton at 11am on Boxing Day will contain several guest players all of whom came through the Brods youth system and who are working or studying away from 

The Senior Colts played Doncaster in a top of the table league clash on Sunday, winning 8-5.

Brods played up the hill in the first half against the side previously unbeaten this season.

The Doncaster side opened the scoring with a try despite Brods monopolising possession and indeed territory.

It was a true arm wrestle however and in the second period Brods were able to convert their territorial domination when the ball was moved swiftly down the line to winger Jack Farley who finished in superb fashion to level the score wide out.

The conversion was missed, but Brods continued to pressurise a well organised Doncaster defence and eventually forced a penalty in kicking range.

George Ayrton stepped up to take the kick in the absence of regular goal kicker To Wilson off the field with a dead leg .

Ayrton was cool under the pressure and slotted the kick home for the Hipperholme boys to take the victory and move to number one in the Yorkshire premiership.

The Brods Junior Colts entertained last years Yorkshire champions York and were involved in a tough battle. 
The visitors were victorious 14-8 in a closely fought game, however Brods coach Martin Smith was very pleased with the 
performance from his side.