LUCTONIANS V HUDDERSFIELD – MATCH PREVIEW

A galvanised Huddersfield travel to Herefordshire to face Luctonians this weekend in search of a second successive victory on the back of a fine 25-19 win against Loughborough Students last time out.

Luctonians sit directly below Huddersfield in the table, and a win for the visitors would see them pull further away from the bottom three, and lay out their intent of going into 2020 a rejuvenated
side after a difficult first half of the season.

It is Fields furthest distance to travel on the road this season, and head Coach Gareth Lewis is hoping the long trek will be worth it.

“It’s one of our longest journeys in the season and the crowd are usually pretty hostile. they are particularly strong at home and we will need to be even better than last week to get the win both teams are looking for” said Gareth Lewis.

Luctonians have had a fortunate run of fixtures coming into the festive period. After facing Huddersfield, they will have played all 4 teams at the foot of the table in succession. Their urge to capitalise on these fixtures will be bolstered by the two wins already obtained from them, but Huddersfield will want to join Wharfedale in spoiling the party, who beat them last time out.

This game offers two teams punching well below their weight, battling it out to climb the table and reap the rewards their endeavours deserve. Both sides are tied in the amount of points scored this season at a tall 304, so this will be a tie of attacking intent.

Potential threat from Luctonians lie in the stoic back row player Aidan Cheshire, who featured as the NCA Rugby’s player of the week in round 13.

The Huddersfield squad will be looking to the services of Dickie Piper, Lewis Workman and Lewis Bradley to get a result- their run of form has proved to be more than influential in recent weeks. Tom Hodson also produced a fantastic display in his return from injury last week- his fresh legs kick started the try scoring that afternoon- and his affective kicking really pinned Loughborough Students back.

Back to back wins for Field could supply the momentum needed to put a fitting end to a calendar year in which saw them very narrowly miss out on promotion. and despite a slower start to the season then anticipated, open the next decade in more inspired form.

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