Swinton Match Preview



_H3J4415The Cougars make the trip to Manchester to take on the Swinton Lions knowing that three precious point will take them nearer Championship survival , however Head Coach Paul March is looking further ahead.


Our main goal is making the play-offs, and we’re on target for that. We’ve got five games left and it’s in our hands.” he commented ‘ Every game counts , we treat each game as a knock out game that takes us nearer survival and that approach will stand us in good stead for the play offs . At this vital  stage of the season its all about winning rather than the performance .


Tries from Ritchie Barnett (right) , Daley Williams , Paul White and Scott Law saw the Cougar home when the two side met at Cougar Park in May , March’s charges winning 20-12 .


Two goals for the Lions went to dual reg half back Gaz O’Brien , he has since returned to partner club Warrington Wolves , however in fellow dual reg-ers  flying winger Kevin Penny and hooker Brad Dwyer they have players with proven Super League experience  Powerful centre Mick Nanyn is always a threat and Coach john Duffy will be boyed by the news this week that the long serving Ritchie Hawkyard, Darren Hawkyard and Mike Morrison have already agreed to stay with the Lions . However Duffy has lost Josh Barlow and Zac Johnson banned after incidents

In the recent clash with Doncaster.

March could bring inn Elliot Cosgrove after his recent successful return from injury  in Thursday nights Unders match at Feathersone . March himself injured a bicep in last Sundays Game but expects to be fit to take his place in the side .

Swinton v Cougars – kick off 3pm – Sedgley Park RUFC


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