TEAM FOR SUNDAY
Posted 08 February 2012 - 02:11 PM
12. HAWKYARD D.
13. I ANSON
Posted 08 February 2012 - 03:13 PM
-8C minimum last night in York and its hardly got above 0C today, so the most likely winner at this stage is the weather. A slight upturn is forecast for the weekend, but the key question is whether it will it be enough to thaw out the pitch after more than a week of being iced up.
If the match does go ahead, the Lions are capable of getting a win but will need to improve significantly on the form of the pre-season games. This is the toughest of the 4 Late Trains Cup group fixtures. Win this one and its set fair to qualify for the knock out stage.
My main concern is that York have a very big side physically, even more so with a couple of dual registration signings from Hull this week - although it appears they won't play on Sunday due to being in the Hull squad. It will be interesting to see how Jordan Tansey reacts to dropping down a level - if he knuckles down he'll do a lot of damage at this level and be back in Super League before Easter.
Neil Holland simply has to be in the Lions starting 17 for me. Bulk is the order of the day for this one, given the big sized opponents and likely heavy going underfoot.
Gorski is an automatic pick if fit enough. None of us really know on that one.
Must also be a doubt about Watson playing.
Notwithstanding the injury question marks I'd probably go with:
Mort; Dodd, Armstrong, Higson, Penny; Ainscough, Watson; Mills, Smith, Holland, Gorski, Wingfield, L'Anson
Subs; Hurst, Ashall, Foxen, Meekin
Posted 08 February 2012 - 05:11 PM
Posted 08 February 2012 - 05:25 PM
Posted 10 February 2012 - 08:39 AM
Fridays Weather Watch
The local playing field beneath the snow is still both passing and failing the "key test"
On the back page of the Press in states that a pitch inspection will take place today and that the playing surface is frozen.
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