Sandal out to sting high flying Bees

Mark Pease
Mark Pease

SANDAL face a stiff challenge today, Saturday, when National League 3 North high fliers Bradford and Bingley visit Milnthorpe Green.

The Wagon Lane side are in the mix for a promotion play-off place and comfortably beat Sandal earlier in the season 31-8 so it is sure to be a testing encounter for Jim Kilfoyle’s troops.

The hosts are without second row Rob Overton so young Tom Proctor, who has performed so well this season, is named in the match day squad while centres Mark Pease and Dan McCormack are both available.

Number eight Josh Ferguson is out injured so Austen Thompson drops into the back row.

Youngster Jonny Gatus is also included in the squad following his successful appearance for Yorkshire U20s last weekend.

Gatus scored the last try to secure Yorkshire’s 34-25 win at Northumberland on Sunday.

Sandal 1st XV squad v Bradford and Bingley (home, kick-off 3pm): T Coad, J Mulhern, M Pease, D Martin, D McCormack, S Lig, G Wood, G Newman, J Warwick, J Heron, R Norbury, A Norbury, J Riley, T Proctor, J Stewart, S Maguire, J Gatus, A Thompson.

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