Sandal aim to shock league leaders Chester

Andy Hall
Andy Hall

FOLLOWING last weekend’s disappointing 21-6 National 3 North defeat at Lymm, Sandal RUFC are up against more Cheshire opposition on Saturday when Chester visit Milnthorpe Green.

Unbeaten table toppers Chester narrowly missed out on promotion last season and they will certainly provide the sternest test yet for Jim Kilfoyle’s men.

Centres Andy Hall and Mark Pease and flanker Tom Hirst return to the Sandal squad but winger Stef Lig requires a late fitness test, with Jake Mulhern standing by.

Fly-half Tom Smith and second rows James Riley and Austen Thompson are out injured so captain Dan McCormack takes over the number 10 shirt.

Tom Proctor continues in the front five after an impressive debut at Lymm.

Sandal 1st XV squad v Chester (home, kick-off 3pm): T Coad, A Orr, M Pease, T Hodson, A Hall, S Lig, J Mulhern, D McCormack, G Newman, A Norbury, J Heron, R Norbury, L Norbury, T Proctor, R Overton, J Stewart, T Hirst, J Gatus, J Ferguson.

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