Beverley ARLFC are back in action this weekend as they welcome Shaw Cross Sharks to the Beverley Leisure Centre.
Beverley has had a mixed start to the season. They have lost two of their opening fixtures. Their only victory coming at home with a comprehensive win over Barrow Island.
Manage Scott Taylor knows how important home form will be in their first season in the second division of the National Conference League.
Despite their two defeats, the gaffer has his sights set on a playoff place. This means Beverley needs to ensure they are a force to be reckoned with at home.
His side should be optimistic going into Saturday’s game. The last time they suffered a home defeat was back in 2017 against Siddal.
Taylor is likely to recall Bradley Kirkby, Peter Starling, Will Wallis and Lewis Straw to his match-day 17.
Their inclusion will give the side a boost as they look to bounce back from last weeks defeat at Ince Rose Bridge.
Beverley Will Be Favourites In Clash With Shaw Cross Sharks
Shaw Cross Sharks will arrive at the Beverley Leisure Centre hoping to cause an upset. Since their relegation last season they are a club which is re-building.
Like Beverley, they have had a mixed start tot he season winning one and losing one in their opening two fixtures. However, they last won on the road back in March 2018, a losing streak that extends to 11 games.
Level on points in the table, this game despite being early in the season is a must win for Beverley. Victory will keep them in the mix at the right end of the table, while defeat would hand those around them an early advantage.
Beverley will start the match as favourites. They are the third overall in the league for scoring points. However, their defence is one of the weakest conceding 58 points in their three matches.
Shaw Cross Sharks are also fairing well when it comes to scoring, but they are having problems keeping out their opponents.
When the side last met it was in the Challenge Cup, a game that Shaw Cross wone with ease beating Beverley 18-0.
Kick off at the Beverley Leisure Centre is 2.30PM.
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