HUDDERSFIELD v CHESTER – MATCH PREVIEW

Huddersfield Looking for Home Comfort as Chester visit Lockwood Park

Huddersfield will be looking to put the disappointment of last weeks last gasp defeat at Hinckley behind them when they welcome Chester to Lockwood Park.

Field were to be the unfortunate side who lost the game last time out in a contest which could have easily gone either way and will want to put in an equally competitive display against a side who have claimed back to back wins to turn around a run of 3 straight defeats.

Chester currently lie 2 places and 6 points above Field in the National II North standings, but that gap could be narrowed to a point if Field claim a bonus point victory on Saturday.

The visitors this weekend almost gained promotion to National 1 last year but lost in the promotion playoff 19-10 against southern counterparts Canterbury to agonisingly miss out on topping off a mightily impressive campaign.

Although not having hit the heights of the previous campaign so far, they will undoubtedly provide another stern test for Gareth Lewis and his players.

“Chester did the double over us last season in finishing second so we know it will be a big battle as they have some very good players” he commented.

“However, under the lights in front of a hostile home crowd we showed what we can do two weeks ago. I’d like to see that same energy and atmosphere from the players and supporters on Saturday.”

Field will want to put luck to one side and put in a performance which thoroughly merits the victory this weekend after narrowly missing out last time, and have been putting in the hard miles during training to give them as good a chance as possible of that happening this weekend.

“We’ve used last Saturday’s disappointment to drive us on in training” Lewis stated. “The attitude has been first class and although we didn’t quite get the victory at Hinckley we are keen to continue to improve the performance levels.”

Displays in recent weeks have become more like the Field side we became accustomed to last season, and the return of multiple absentees will provide a welcome boost as we approach the midway stage of the season.

If they keep up those performances and show the same balance of quality and grit as last home games brilliant 32-31 triumph over Stourbridge, then Field have every chance of emerging with another positive result this Saturday.

Starting XV –
15 Will Milner
14 Arthur Wilkinson
13 Lewis Workman
12 Elliot Munnelly
11 Charlie Morgan
10 Cail Cookland
9 Joel Hinchcliffe

1 Alex Battye
2 Liam Stapely
3 Reuben Pollard
4 Guy Borrowdale
5 Nick Sharpe
6 Lewis Bradley
7 Liam Parfiit
8 Dickie Piper (C)

Replacements –
16 Josh Crickmay
17 Ross Thornton
18 Harvey Keighley-Payne
19 Jack Maplesden
20 Ross Whitmore

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