Hough hopes fans turn up for Reserves

Date published: Thursday, June 16, 2011

John Hough, coach of Roughyeds Reserves, hopes fans will turn out in force at Whitebank on Saturday (2.30pm KO) to support his team’s bid to go third in the U23’s Reserves Championship.

A victory over Sheffield Eagles on Saturday will kick-start the second half of the league campaign and provide Houghy’s heroes with their seventh win out of ten outings.

Already this year they have beaten Keighley, home and away; Halifax, home and away; York at home and Featherstone away.

Their last win was a 20-19 thriller at the Shay last Friday night against a strong Halifax side that included David larder, Ryan Clayton and Joe Chandler.

Said John, “That win, creditable though it was, will count for little if we don’t back up against Sheffield in our first game at Whitebank for two months.”

“We’ve done well in the first half of the season to reach fourth place with games in hand and if we do the job on Saturday we will go third.”

“We are really much where we want to be at this stage but need to push on now to finish as high as we can for the play-offs.”

“Naturally the lads would appreciate it enormously, if they have lots of fans cheering them on and giving them encouragement.”

Admission is £4 adults and £2 concessions.  The bar in the club will be open and refreshments will be available inside the ground.

The club would also appreciate a good turnout of fans given that they have had little income through the turnstiles sinc the beginning of May.

The Reserves squad will not be announced until later in the week but new prop, Bruce Johnson, who scored two tries at Halifax, is expected to make his home debut whilst John Gillam is likely to continue his comeback after injury on the left wing.