Premier Division preview
Wath Brow Hornets
|Venue:||The Club House, CA23 3EW|
|Date:||Tuesday 27th August 2013|
|Competition:||Conference League - Premier|
THATTO HEATH CRUSADERS will look to increase their lead at the top of the table when they host WIGAN ST PATRICKS tonight.
Five straight wins have propelled the St Helens side to the summit on point’s difference over Lock Lane, and with two games in hand on the Castleford side they will be looking to put themselves in the best position ahead of the play-offs.
After leading the way earlier in the season St Pats form has slumped alarmingly over the last couple of months with just one win from their last five games seriously de-railing their play-off hopes.
Currently seventh – the Wigan side really need to find some form in their last seven games if they are to book their spot in the end-of-season action and there running has some intriguing looking clashes with fellow play-off hopefuls in the remaining rounds.
HULL DOCKERS take on WEST HULL in the first of two Hull derbies tonight.
Wests are currently well-placed in fourth and will fancy their chances of claiming the spoils against a Dockers side that looks like it has little left to play for.
The same can certainly not be said for the other derby clash with SKIRLAUGH and MYTON WARRIORS clashing in what could be a crucial relegation encounter.
The hosts are currently third from bottom but only a single point separates them from bottom of the table Myton.
The Warriors have also played a game less than their city rivals so everything points to it being a tense evening on the east coast.
INCE ROSE BRIDGE are another side in the relegation mix and welcome LEIGH MINERS RANGERS to Pinfold Street.
Ince will have to improve drastically if they are to hold on to their top-flight status with just six wins from their 20 games meaning they are in the lower reaches.
Leigh will not have given up hope of gate crashing the top-six but must improve after just a single win from their last five outings.
A big crowd is expected for the Cumbrian derby between WATH BROW HORNETS and EGREMONT RANGERS.
Both sides should make the play-offs but the champions will have some extra motivation to take the spoils having been stunned by the Premier Division newcomers in the sides first meeting back in March.
Tuesday August 27
Hull Dockers v West Hull
Ince Rose Bridge v Leigh Miners Rangers
Skirlaugh v Myton Warriors
Thatto Heath Crusaders v Wigan St Patricks
Wath Brow Hornets v Egremont Rangers