CALDY v HUDDERSFIELD - MATCH PREVIEW

Published: 29/11/2019

Huddersfield have ‘everything to gain’ against league leaders Caldy says Gareth Lewis

Huddersfield will be looking to pull off one of the shocks of the season when they visit Caldy this weekend in National II North.

After grinding a 16-11 victory at Wharfedale last time out, the league leaders have won all eleven of their fixtures so far and lead the standings in both most points scored and fewest conceded, an astonishing record which sees them 2 points clear at the top with a game in hand.

They’ll want to continue their superb start to the season against Field as they seek an immediate return to National 1.

Field meanwhile got some welcome points on the board through a 27-27 draw with Chester at Lockwood Park after last times disappointment on the road at Hinckley.

Testing conditions made it difficult for either side to settle into any sort of rhythm, a boggy pitch not helping either team to play fast flowing rugby in a game which became quite stop-start with a draw probably being a fair result.

Despite this, Field stuck together and came from behind three times throughout the course of the game to ensure the spoils were shared, a desire which will undoubtedly have to be shown this weekend as they face one of their sternest tests of the season.

Charlie Morgan was one of Field’s try-scorers on his debut against Chester, an encouraging start which he’ll be hoping to continue going into this weekend as Field look to topple the team top of the pile.

A win could see Field go up to 10th in the standings dependent on results elsewhere, whereas a defeat could see them drop into the bottom three if any of Hull, Luctonians or Preston pick up points from their games.

Head Coach Gareth Lewis has commented: “This weekend has to be seen as a shot to nothing. Nothing to lose and everything to gain. Caldy are eleven from eleven and have kept the vast majority of their squad from their time in National One. Although it will be a huge task to get something from the game I know the lads are looking forward to it.”

With both teams desperate for the points, it should prove to be a fascinating spectacle as both sides battle for their respective goals.

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