Fylde make three changes in their starting line-up for the Club’s first ever visit to Peterborough Lions‘ Solstice Park ground (ko 14.15). There’s one change in the backs where Lex Botha makes his starting debut on the right wing. Bevan Rodd is away on England U’20s duty and Jacob Conner misses the game through injury. Sale Sharks DR Cal Ford starts at tighthead prop and Ben Gregory comes in at flanker. Matt Ashcroft, Harlan Corrie and James Bailey join the replacements.
Conner joins the hardly shrinking injury list which also includes David Fairbrother, Olli Parkinson, Elliot Horner, Adam Joyner, Ben Vernon and Chris Briers.
Fylde will be looking for their third double of the season following their 47-7 victory at the Woodlands. The Lions will be very anxious to earn their fifth home win of the campaign as they sit in 16th and bottom placed in National Two (North) and are in danger of relegation in their first season at this level. They have struggled, in particular, away from home where they are still looking for their first victory.
15 Tom Carleton; 14 Lex Botha, 13 Ralph Dowds, 12 Connor Wilkinson, 11 Tom Grimes; 10 Greg Smith, 9 Gus Warr; 1 Adam Lewis, 2 Alex Loney, 3 Callum Ford, 4 Matt Garrod, 5 Nick Ashcroft, 6 Ben O’Ryan, 7 Ben Gregory, 8 Sam Dugdale.
16 Matthew Ashcroft, 17 Harlan Corrie, 18 Cameron Crampton, 19 Henry Hadfield, 20 James Bailey.