Ligers welcome Woodley Saints Wolves for the first home game in Div 4. Both teams played out 4-4 draws last weekend, with Wolves having been held by Barton Rovers. Whilst Ligers looked likely winners for all but about 6 minutes last week, Wolves will no doubt be confident having thrashed Charvil in their last game before Christmas. The fifteen man squad from Woodley had a very good first half of the season, winning six of their nine league games and possibly only missed out on promotion because Hearts Cheetahs failed to make their fixture. Wolves may also be keen to avenge the two defeats Ligers handed out to Panthers last term.
Ligers are still missing Hayden and James this week while Zak withdrew on Friday afternoon. We do welcome back Tommy and Rufus after their extended winter breaks. Coach Wallis will be hoping his defence can remain a little more resolute this week after springing several alarming holes in the second half at Charvil. Hopefully a week of school will have run off some of the X-Box/turkey & chocolate lethargy that seemed to affect most of the boys on last week’s outing.
With a relatively warm January Saturday forecast, and Pumas warming up Lincoln’s Field with an earlier kick-off, everything looks set for an enjoyable morning.
Let’s have you Ligers*
*the editor acknowledges the contribution of Delia Smith to this article