Tough road trip for the Hollismen
PLAYER-coach Steve Crook says struggling Knaresborough will be no pushovers for his in-form Hornsea side tomorrow.
Crook's men are hoping to continue their recent winning form and move further away from the Yorkshire Four drop zone.
The two sides met in the Yorkshire Silver Trophy in November and the Hollismen came out as 28-20 winners.
But their hosts are seeking their first win since October.
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"Knaresborough are looking for that elusive win, but we know this will be no walkover," said Crook.
"They will see our arrival as a perfect opportunity to turn their form around.
"We know Knaresborough will start all guns blazing and therefore we know we must be ready.
"Despite the recent poor weather, we have had indoor sessions which have been well attended and have been good to keep our fitness up."
Hornsea's second XV continue their assault on the top places in the East Riding Merit League tomorrow when Pocklington's third XV visit the Hollis Recreation Ground.
Captain Roger Mclatchie is looking to close the gap between his young side and the top two in the league and to gain revenge from a defeat to Pocklington earlier in the season.
He said: "To get a win at Scarborough last time out was massive for us and we aim to continue that against Pocklington.
"I've had a look at the pitch and I'm confident the match will go ahead as the snow has already cleared."
Hornsea vs Knaresborough, away, meet Hornsea 11.15am, kick-off 2.15pm, from: N Butterill, N O'Dear, J Andrew, D Morris, T Dawson, J Backhouse, R Smith, P Walker, R Porter, Mike Walker, T Atkin, M Thomas, N Hardgrave, S Crook, D Chalcraft, T Copeland, M Pace, A Mclatchie. Hornsea 2XV vs Pocklington 3XV, home, meet 1pm, kick-off 2.15pm, from: R Mclatchie, P Barr, Matt Walker, R Bulson, K McBeth, I Dearing, H Crisp, J Richards, A Brown, P Johnson, D Felice, J Batsford, L Breheney, R Pooley, B Wallis, D Hildreth, J Chester, C McBeth, S Burgin, R Morley, T Smith, A Waller.