Warriors going all out for victory to keep survival hopes alive

Ben Tatterson.
Ben Tatterson.
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RELEGATION-THREATENED Hunslet Warriors expect to field a stronger side in tomorrow’s National Conference Division One derby at Oulton Raiders.

Warriors are on a seven-game losing run and have conceded 96 points in their last two matches, scoring only six.

Spokeswoman Pam Crosby said: “A win is vital if we are to be in with a chance of remaining in Division One.

“Players who have previously been unavailable because of work commitments are coming forward in an attempt to help their team in this relegation struggle.”

Winger Luke Rayner and forwards Dwayne Barker and Lloyd Templeton are all in contention and forward Ben Tatterson hopes to be available after injury. Warriors occupy the fourth and final relegation spot, one place behind East Leeds on points difference. Easts face a tough challenge tomorrow at home to second-placed Myton Warriors. Spokesman Malcolm Waite said: “It is a tough one and we are really struggling for numbers, but we will give it our best shot.”

Tom Sheldrake, Shaun Ward, Joe Walkin, Dave Nurse and Luke Pettman will all be missing and Lee Fisher and Ryan Holmes face fitness tests.

Milford Marlins are at home to leaders Thatto Heath Crusaders.

In Division Two, Thornhill Trojans play host to Stanley Rangers and Stanningley visit Wigan St Jude’s.