Hawks’ line-up at ‘Hoppers; Sarries & Vandals also in action

Fylde Hawks will look to get in winning ways when they travel to friends and rivals Preston Grasshoppers 2s on Saturday (16th Sep), ko 3pm in the Cotton Traders Premier Division. This is the Hawks third successive away game to start their 2017-18 season following a win at Firwood Waterloo and a defeat at Caldy.

Coaches Dan Orwin and Paul Moran have named their squad:

15 Matthew Bargh; 14 Dexter Eaves, 13 Lewis Patterson, 12 Dan Jones, 11 Jake Foster; 10 Ciaran Johnson, 9 Danny Carlton; 1 Andy Stevens, 2 Ben Gregory, 3 Alex Preston, 4 Karl Capstick, 5 Connor Scrivens, 6 Zack Coultas, 7 Gregor Aitken (c), 8 James Torkington.

16 Josh Oldland (FR), 17 Jake Christmann, 18 Sam Fisher.

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Unbeaten Fylde Saracens travel to Sandbach 2s in the Sale Sharks Division One. They are short of numbers so would be delighted to hear from players wanting a game. [Contact Rupert Cobain or Mark Worsley on info@fylderugby.co.uk]

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After the Vandals‘ disappointing defeat at Blackburn last Saturday, they entertain Leyland Warriors at the Woodlands (ko 3pm) in a Division 4 (North) fixture.