The second team entertain Sale FC on Saturday afternoon as they approach the final furlong of what has been a challenging season. Hoppers’ hopes of regaining the title were probably extinguished at Carrington a few weeks ago against a committed Sale side. However their ranks were boosted by a number of first team players whilst Young’s men failed to implement their game plan in atrocious conditions.
Young again fields a much changed line up, without long term absentees Banks, Parker, Doney, Taylor, Walker, Reddick and Murray. Whilst this list is compounded by the temporary unavailability of Perry, Wilkinson, Proctor, Smith, Gargett and Elliott. However this does give a number of players from the third team and senior colts an opportunity to make their mark.
Kick off is set for 3pm and the full squad is therefore as follows:
Peterson (c), Tuff, McGuinness, Best, Williams, Gently, Mabaya, McKenzie, Kindred, Hurst, Moulding, Berry, Taylorson, Marshall, Yates, Burns, Madden, A N Other.