Sale FC return to the Northern Echo Arena to face 6th placed Darlington Mowden Park. Its a must needed win for The Dogs as they go 2 weeks without a game due to weather difficulties. We join DMP as they commemorate Armed Forces Day with free entries to Military Personnel, Veterans and NHS Staff
Jonathan Keep announces the squad ahead of the weekend
29th FEB 2020 | 3pm | DMP Arena
In this week preview we hear from Captain Andy Hughes and in-form Jake Barron as they look ahead. Andrew focuses on the game ahead whilst Jake reflects on the funds raised in the 4Jimmy Campaign with Scunthorpe Rugby
The Dogs travel away this Saturday to Darlington Mowden Park after a two-week break due to back-to-back storms on consecutive weekends. But, the break has only made our players more keen and ready to go- desperate for a runout. With the Northern Echo Arena well sheltered, the pitch is hopefully a better state than ours- relentless rain has left the field no chance of improving. That should suit us as The Dogs love a quick and expansive game.
“We are looking forward to a tough game, we have had 2 weeks without any fixtures because of the weather, so it has given us a chance to rest up- keen to get back into the next stretch of games.”
They are 7 out of 7 at home so they have a strong home record with DMP playing well this season. We know from last year that it will be a tough encounter, but, we remain undefeated against them in Nat 1, so we will be hoping for this to continue.
“We are looking forward to this one after 2 weeks off. It will be another test going up there, they’re a physical side but they like to play a lot- they will challenge us in two aspects of the game. They play very well at home with a really good home record, which is another challenge for us. We just need to make sure we start physically, impose ourselves on the match and hopefully come away with the win from there.”
We donated £750 to the 4Jimmy Campaign which contributed to the ‘One for the lads’ charity. It was really amazing of the club and the members to donate towards this cause, we raised a lot, so we’d like personally thank everyone who did contribute to such a worthy cause- a cause personal to me with my time at Scunthorpe. After such good work off the pitch, we’re really looking forward to getting back out there.
Standings- Nat 1
In Other News…
The Ladies travelled away this weekend to Bishops Auckland for their Quarter Final Fixture in the Intermediate Ladies Cup. A cracking game with some stiff competition.