Amateur RL: Struggling East Leeds have troops back for clash with Ince Rose Bridge

East Leeds have been dragged into a National Conference Division Two relegation battle and the fight is not getting any easier.

Friday, 7th June 2019, 5:25 am
Maurice Mayne of East Leeds.

Now third from bottom, Easts have won only three of their 10 fixtures so far and face a huge challenge at home to leaders Ince Rose Bridge tomorrow.

They were hit by a number of late withdrawals last week, when they lost 48-6 at West Bowling and Maurice Mayne, who played for them in the Conference two decades ago, was drafted in from the second team – aged 51.

The good news this weekend is the return of several influential players, including Jack and Tim Norfolk and Nathan Conroy.

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Club spokesman Malcolm Waite said: “We will be a bit stronger than we were last week, but we’ve still got a tough job on our hands.”

Promotion-chasing Milford are away to relegation-threatened Oulton Raiders in a big derby in Division One.

In the same league, seventh-placed Stanningley visit the team immediately above them, Wigan St Patrick’s.

Third-division leaders Hunslet Warriors’ title credentials will be tested when they travel to fourth-placed Batley Boys.

Hunslet Club Parkside are without a game in the Premier Division, but second-bottom Thornhill Trojans have an opportunity to get their season up and running away to the club below them, Kells.