Stern Chester test awaits Sandal

Gareth Newman
Gareth Newman

AFTER their 66-14 mauling of Birkenhead Park last week, Sandal face an altogether different task when they travel to National 3 North high fliers Chester today, Saturday.

Fresh from losing their unbeaten record to Percy Park, third-placed Chester will be keen to return to form as they chase automatic promotion, having narrowly missed out in the last two seasons.

Sandal travel without winger Alex Orr, Dan McCormack and Gareth Newman who picked-up an injury against Park that looks likely to keep him out for up to six weeks.

Centre Joe Allott, second row Austen Thompson, flanker Jonny Gatus and prop Luke Norbury all return to the match day squad.

Sandal squad v Chester (away, kick off 3pm): T Coad, J Ellar, J Allott, M Pease, S Frewin, G Wood, M Whittingham, J Purcell, J Heron, R Norbury, L Norbury, A Thompson, J Stewart, R Overton, S Maguire, J Gatus, D Martin, S Whittingham.

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