Fylde travel to Hull Ionians‘ Brantingham Park on Saturday (ko 3pm) looking to put behind them the defeat against Coventry at the Woodlands. Both clubs have had a very tough start to the season. Fylde prop up the division in 16th place, Ionians in 14th. Both have won one game and lost the other six. So there’s a lot at stake.
Fylde make four changes to their starting line-up. Chris Briers returns to the squad after missing the Coventry game and Ben Gregory, Mark Irving and Toby Harrison step up from the bench. Amongst the replacements, Adam Joyner and Matt Garrod return to the squad.
Fylde have had success in this fixture in the last two seasons, winning 26-36 in 2015/16 and 29-31 last season.
15 Tom Carleton; 14 Henry Hadfield, 13 Chris Briers, 12 Connor Wilkinson, 11 Tom Grimes; 10 Greg Smith, 9 Alex Dolly; 1 Adam Lewis, 2 Ben Gregory, 3 Mark Irving, 4 Nick Ashcroft, 5 Olli Parkinson, 6 Ben Vernon, 7 Toby Harrison, 8 David Fairbrother.
16 Adam Joyner, 17 Tom Burtonwood, 18 Matt Garrod, 19 Harlan Corrie, 20 Danny Carlton.