SEDGLEY PARK V HUDDERSFIELD – MATCH PREVIEW

By Brandon Reeves

Huddersfield bring a close to their successful National Two North campaign with a trip to fourth-placed Sedgley Park Tigers knowing that a win or a share of the spoils will guarantee a third-placed finish.

‘Field will be looking to make it an end to the season with three consecutive wins after their most recent victories against Fylde and then last week’s Yorkshire Derby triumph in Wharfedale.

Sedgley have ended their season in strong fashion, winning their past six games, as they rose to fourth from a lower position.

Gareth Lewis says the encounter on the final day is an intriguing prospect.

“It’s fitting that third plays fourth on the final day of the season. Sedgley are on a long winning streak, it’s their coach’s final game in charge and they are at home so the odds are stacked in their favour.

“However, the incentive to finish in the top three is big for us and we go there knowing our away form has been pretty good throughout the season.

“I know how much the Wharfedale win meant to the lads and the boys will be emotionally charged once again.”

These two teams faced each other on the first day of the season in a close, yet entertaining spectacle.

Tigers nearly had a hand in helping out ‘Field while killing off any hopes of finishing first that Chester had. Alas, the title is at Hull Ionians this time as they make an instant return to National 1.

Huddersfield: Tom Hodson, Arthur Wilkinson, Mark Pease, Will Milner, Elliot Knight, Chris Johnson, Jack Maplesden; Harry Whitfield, Fran Entressengle, Reuben Pollard, Guy Borrowdale, Tor Borrowdale, Nick Sharpe, Lewis Bradley, Dickie Piper(C).

Replacements: Alex Battye, Ross Thornton, Adam Blades, Harry Woodhouse, Joe Green

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