Fylde take the same 20 player squad to Stourbridge (ko 15.00) on Saturday that was victorious against Tynedale. There’s just one change in the starting line-up with Elliot Horner named at loose head prop.
Stour have won eight games so far this season and lost eleven. They are in 7th place in National Two (North). Fylde go to Stourton Park looking to complete a double win following their success at the Woodlands in October.
Three fine wingers are stretching away from the pack in the chase for the ‘Top Try Scorer’ title in N2N. Tom Carleton and former Fylde favourite, now of Caldy, Nick Royle have 19 to date, one behind leader Stourbridge’s Dan Rundle. Rundle and Carleton will come face to face on Saturday
In the first game of the season between the clubs in early October, Rundle startled the home crowd, let alone the Fylde players, with two long range tries in the first 11 minutes to take his side to a 0-14 lead. Fylde eventually won by 41-19 but the Stour winger had made his mark. Tom Carleton didn’t score that day but has made up for it since, especially last Saturday against Tynedale when he bagged an outstanding four tries.
15 Connor Wilkinson; 14 Tom Carleton, 13 Chris Briers, 12 Scott Rawlings, 11 Tom Grimes; 10 Greg Smith, 9 Adam Lanigan; 1 Elliot Horner, 2 Ben Gregory, 3 Adam Lewis, 4 Nick Ashcroft, 5 Matt Garrod, 6 Hallam Chapman, 7 Phill Mills, 8 David Fairbrother.
16 Drew Stephenson, 17 Matt Ashcroft,