In a fixtures switch, Fylde Hawks welcome Firwood Waterloo to the Woodlands on Saturday (ko 2.15). The game was originally scheduled to have been played at Blundellsands. The Hawks will be looking for an improved performance on their showing against Sedgley Park 2nds a week ago. The Hawks are in 6th place in the Cotton Traders Premier League whilst their opponents are one place lower.
The teams have met twice this season. On the opening day of the campaign, the Hawks travelled to Waterloo and won 34-52 but lost the return at the Woodlands in early November by 25-26. This unevenness of form has characterised the Hawks season. For instance, an excellent 10-55 win at Sale FC two weeks ago was followed up by the 5-43 setback against Sedgley.
The Hawks line-up is:
15 Henry Pearson; 14 Sam Fisher, 13 John Taylor, 12 George Brookes, 11 Jake Foster; 10 Danny Carlton, 9 Jake Christmann; 1 Andy Stevens, 2 Blake Wilkinson, 3 Adam Joyner, 4 Karl Capstick, 5 Gregor Aitken (c), 6 Joshua Nathan, 7 Jamie Brookes, 8 James Torkington.
16 Tom Fox, 17 Mark Capstick, 18 Kyle McCauley.
The Saracens have put together good, back to back wins which have elevated them to 4th in Division One. A 6-10 victory at Broughton Park was followed by a 54-0 triumph against a brave Northwich 2nds squad at the Woodlands last Saturday.
They face the difficult trip to league leaders Blackburn 2nds. Their squad is:
15 Samantha Royle; 14 Christian Williams, 13 Gavin Kelly, 12 David Mason, 11 Oggie; 10 David William Reed, 9 Adam Lanigan; 1 Harry Atkinson, 2 Rupert Cobain, 3 TBC, 4 FW Atkinson, 5 Jamie Blakey, 6 Adam Hiles, 7 Jimmy Lord, 8 Jamie Griffin.
16 Tristan Assad, 17 Alex Moffat, 18 Iain Hollingsworth.
Fylde Vandals have a home game against Blackburn 3rds at the Woodlands (ko 2.15). The home team are in 8th in Division Four (North) whilst their visitors from East Lancashire are 6th.