Old Brodleians entertain Dinnington in their final Yorkshire One game of the season tomorrow and will be looking to respond after last week’s mauling.
John Cole’s men were caned 55-5 at Intermediate Cup finalists Bridlington, who ran in nine tries against the injury-ravaged men from Woodhead.
Brods are 12th on 46 points and could leapfrog several other teams if they win and other results work in their favour.
Cole has set a target of 50 points and that is the haul they are looking to achieve after Saturday.
Brods are hoping to be reinforced with some returning players. However, there is a doubt over Jamie McLaughlin who is suffering from a recurring shoulder problem
Lee Scrimshaw may well resume in the second row, but the position of hooker will clearly be of some concern with regulars James Ogden and Ben Acklam both unlikely to play.
A lacklustre first 40 minutes from Brods meant that they were on the receiving end of a hammering last weekend.
Brods took the game to the home side whenever possible. However they were unable to retain possession and Bridlington broke with power and precision to firmly turn the screw.
Brods did have good periods of play but the lack of any real momentum was their undoing.
The confident home side, with players playing for Twickenham places, clearly relished the opportunity to perform on their own ground in front of a sizeable crowd.
In the second half, Brods had further periods of equality and registered a try after some good work by Danny Chappell.
Brid continued to press though with several of their international imports featuring in the try scorers list .
The second team are scheduled for a home game on Saturday, although at present no fixture has yet been confirmed.
The Beavers’ season has now finished and many of their players will be supporting the first team following the club’s final “ Lunch with a Crunch “ in which Mick Monroe, a top comedian from Middlesbrough, will be entertaining.
On Sunday, the Colts travel to Huddersfield for their Yorkshire Cup quarter final tie.