Sandal begin crucial run-in with Kendal encounter

Sean Maguire
Sean Maguire

Sandal’s drive for promotion from National 3 North has reached a critical stage and a home win over Kendal today, Saturday, is a must for Jim Kilfoyle’s side.

With three games of the season remaining and Sandal three points adrift of the promotion spots, preserving their 100 per-cent home record with another success against the Cumbrians could propel them into the top two.

These final three games will decide who from Sandal, Chester and Harrogate are crowned champions and who, as runners-up, will earn a place in the play-offs.

Tom Coad, Dave Martin, Max Whittingham and Sean Maguire all return to the squad for today’s game.

Sandal v Kendal (home, 3pm): T Coad, J Ellar, D Martin, D McCormack, S Frewin, G Wood, G Newman, M Whittingham, L Norbury, J Heron, R Norbury, J Purcell, A Thompson, J Stewart, S Maguire, J Gatus, J Briscoe, S Whittingham.

Remaining fixtures - Saturday, April 6: Chester v Bradford & Bingley; Percy Park v Harrogate; Sandal v Kendal. Saturday, April 13: Harrogate v Sandal; Penrith v Chester. Saturday, April 20: Chester v Rossendale, Billingham v Harrogate; Sandal v Bradford & Bingley.

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