Hall Road Rangers face their sternest test of the season thus far when they welcome Humber Premier League Premier Division league leaders Sculcoates Amateurs to Haworth Park this weekend.
Coming off the back of four league wins on the bounce, Rangers are full of confidence and positive momentum. If they were to earn a fifth successive league victory, it could move them up into third place.
Scullies have collected 36 points from 16 league games so far this season. Unbeaten on their travels, they’ve won five and drawn one out of their six away games.
The sides contested their previous league meeting last November which ended in a 4-1 victory for Scullies. Ben Flowerdew and Reece Shipley both bagged braces whilst Paul Wray scored the only goal for Rangers.
When asked for his thoughts on the game, Rangers boss Chris Burke said:
“Being obviously on the receiving end of the result last time against Scullies at their place, we know what they’re about. They’re a young, fit and good footballing side.
As everybody knows, Haworth can be a bit of a leveller. It’s obviously not the best of playing surfaces and especially in Winter. I like to think that it might play into our hands a little bit with the pitch and things like that. It might break up what they try to do which is to obviously get neat passing football going.
I firmly believe, going into this next game against them, that we’ll be a different side and we’ll definitely give them more of a test than we did last time. It wasn’t good enough and the lads know that, but you do have to hold your hand up sometimes and just admit you were beaten by the better team.
The lads were back in training on Wednesday and worked on a few more things. They’ll be good to go, weather permitting, on Saturday.”