Colossal battle waits for Myton and Wests
MYTON Warriors captain Steve Atkinson and West Hull counterpart Ryan Morrow are expecting a colossal derby battle tomorrow.
With both sides going head to head in an elimination play-off decider, no quarter will be given at the Marist Sports Ground.
Having just missed out on being Minor Premiers, Atkinson knows his Myton side will be fired up for their biggest game of the campaign.
He told the Mail: "It's a massive game and we will be looking to put the disappointment of not finishing top behind us.
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"We have beaten Wests twice this year in two very close games, but they will count for nothing. We need to show up ready for a battle. There won't be much in it and I expect it to go right down to the wire."
West Hull have enjoyed a solid season after a couple of years struggling at the other end of the table, and Morrow feels there's even more to come.
He said: "We are a young bunch of lads and it's been our first real season together as a squad. We have done a good job to get where we are, but we don't want to finish just yet.
"We are due a win against them and there's no better way to do it than in a play-off game to prove who is the best side in Hull."
Both sides come into the clash off the back of defeats in their final games of the regular season.
Myton missed out on top spot by going down 40-14 away at Thatto Heath, while Wests were beaten 17-10 by Siddal at home.
Those results saw Myton finish third and Wests sixth, in what has been the most closely-contested campaign in the National Conference's 30-year history.
But with thoughts now turning to tomorrow's match, who are viewed as the key players to stop?
"They have quality player's right across their team and in the previous games between us Matty Plummer at hooker and stand-off Ian Kerman have caused us some real problems," explained Atkinson.
"James Garmston and Ben Parker will come at you all day too in the forwards. But it's important we get our own house in order and not look too much at them. I am confident we can get the result."
Morrow also wants Wests to focus on themselves, but he does know who the Warriors' dangermen are.
"We need to contain their pack going forward, because the likes of the Fewless and Dunham brothers' have been immense for them this year," he added.
"They are really well drilled and are good at grinding their sets out. I feel we are the better footballing side and have the better players individually, but it needs to be a collective effort.
"If we stick to our game plan, there is no reason why we can't pull it off."
The winner will fly the flag for Hull in next week's elimination semi-final, against the winner of Thatto Heath and Leigh Miners.