Sandal look for revenge against Lymm

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The Milnthorpe Green men fell to their heaviest defeat of the season so far in the reverse fixture at Crouchley Lane last November, which finished 38-17 to the hosts.

Jim Kilfoyle’s men will go into the fixture full of confidence thanks to their hard-fought and impressive win over Bradford and Bingley last weekend.

The win stretched Sandal’s unbeaten run to four matches - with their last defeat coming against Beverley in mid-January.

Kilfoyle will be hoping for more of the same against Lymm, a side who sit two places below Sandal in the league table going into the game.

Sandal will make several changes to the side that beat Bradford and Bingley, with Alastair Burgess and Austen Thompson unavailable for selection.

It means Sam Whittingham will make a welcome return from injury while Rob Overton returns at second row, replacing James Duggan who reverts to flanker.

John Warwich is named in the match day squad for the first time following several impressive performances for Sandal 2nds this season.

Sandal 1st XV v Lymm: Hodson, Orr, Mitchell, Hall, McCormack, Martin, Wood, M Whittingham, Purcell, Heron, Norbury, Warwick, Riley, Overton, Duggan, Brindley, Hirst, S Whittingham.

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