Tynedale's aim for two on the bounce
Published at 12:02, Thursday, 17 October 2013
BUOYED by their hard-earned second win of the season at home to Worthing Raiders, Tynedale seek to continue their climb up the table at Fylde on Saturday.
After a bright start, the Lancastrians have lost their last three games, and hopes are high that Tynedale could pull off their first away win in nine months.
However, it should be borne in mind that two of those defeats came against runaway league leaders Doncaster Knights, who have yet to drop a point after six games, and surprise packets Loughborough Students, who lie second.
The other defeat was a narrow 50-45 reversal at home to Tynedale’s victims of last week, Worthing Raiders.
Their three victories have come against Old Albanians, Wharfedale and Blackheath, all of whom have beaten Tynedale this season.
Fylde have scored 12 tries in their two home matches and conceded 10.
In their six league games they have leaked 27 tries, with only Hull Ionians (31) and Worthing Raiders (33) having worse defensive records.
Fylde always play an expansive game, running the ball from all parts of the field but if Tynedale can repeat the first-rate tackling and organised defensive line they had when the sides met at Corbridge last November, a first away win for nine months could be on the cards.
The game kicks off at 3pm.
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Prudhoe workers were queuing up at the town's employment exchange to put their names down for jobs at a new £15million wood pulp factory.
Plans for the factory, which would occupy the former ICI site, had been passed by Northumberland County Council, and it was hoped that when it opened it would turn Prudhoe into a boom town.
Many of those registering for jobs had been unemployed since the ICI plant closed down the previous July.