By Ben Brown
Huddersfield will be hoping last week’s victory against Stourbridge can serve as a springboard as they look to pick up another positive result when they visit Hinckley.
Field put in one of their best displays of the season so far to overcome a high-scoring Stour side 32-31.
The positives from the second half of the last away game at Tynedale certainly continued into that display and, if present again, will give Field a good chance of picking up their second away win of the season.
Hinckley are 10th in the National II North league standings, having picked up seven bonus points alongside a record of four wins and six defeats to leave their tally at 23 points.
Field have lost fewer games but find themselves four points and two places worse off than their upcoming opponents from Leicestershire, although a bonus-point victory could see them leapfrog the hosts in the standings.
Head coach Gareth Lewis says: “Hinckley have had a similar start to the season as ourselves and had a couple of narrow defeats also.
“It’s always a tough place to play and they have a pitch you must manage effectively.
“The challenge for us is to bring the intensity to our game which we’ve had for the last 120 minutes.
“Confidence is slowly creeping back; key players are finding some form again and we are playing to our strengths.”
One of those strengths has been Field’s effectiveness from the line-out, with multiple tries having come from ensuing mauls in which the pack have proved difficult to stop.
Kian Stewart has also proved effective on the wing on recent trips away from Lockwood Park, claiming tries on the road at Preston and Tynedale before opening up his home account at the weekend to ensure Field held on for that important victory.
Both him and the pack were on top form against Stourbridge and, with similar displays, can help Field to another win.