By Brandon Reeves
A trip to the East Midlands and Leicester lays in wait for Huddersfield this weekend in National League Two North and a Lions side currently on the prowl.
Lions have won four of their last five in the league including beating high-flying Chester, and league leaders Hull Ionians to nil.
In fact, Westleigh Park is a happy hunting ground for the Lions, losing only twice at home this season, being unbeaten there since October.
But Leicester are a side Huddersfield have a tendency to do rather well against, besting their weekend opponents six times in their seven most recent meetings, constituting Field as a form of ‘bogey’ side to the Lions.
Field are in a rich vein of form themselves, winning their last three on the spin, and getting a try-scoring bonus point against Macclesfield for the first time since November.
The last time the two teams faced-off was in late September where Field came from behind to edge a close match by two points on an underwhelming afternoon.
Head Coach for Field Gareth Lewis gave his comments on Saturday’s hosts.
“Leicester Lions is never an easy place to go and they are another good side.
“It was a close fought victory earlier in the season and we expect it to be a similar battle once again.
“Although they lost narrowly, they have beaten Hull Ionians and Chester in recent weeks which shows the quality they possess.”
While they are a side which has quality to beat the big hitters in the league, Leicester have spent more time this season looking over their shoulder at the bottom three, rather than looking up.
Lions currently sit ten points above the relegation places but three handy teams in Wharfedale, South Leicester and Macclesfield can guarantee a scrap for their places in the division.
The teams around Field also have away days this weekend elsewhere in the league.
Hull won’t relish a trip to Wharfedale, Chester journey up to Tynedale, Fylde travel to free-scoring Sheffield Tigers and just below Field, Otley will take on Preston on the artificial pitch while Hinckley host the inconsistent Stourbridge.
Huddersfield XV: Tom Hodson, Kian Stewart, Mark Pease, Will Milner, Lewis Workman, Chris Johnson, Joe Green; Alex Battye, Fran Entressengle, Adam Blades, Guy Borrowdale, Matt Dunn, Nick Sharpe, Lewis Bradley, Dickie Piper (C).
Replacements: Harry Whitfield, Mark Chivers, Matt Dunn, Jack Maplesden, Elliot Knight.