Ligers travel into Hampshire on Saturday, where they will be entertained by Hawley Raiders. This marks a first meeting for this age group. Hawley FC was founded in 2004 and the club runs just the one squad at U13 level, although there is both a Saturday and a Sunday team. After an opening day massacre of Henley Hurricanes, Raiders have found the Division hard going, losing the next seven games. It leaves Raiders second bottom even though they have played more games than any other team apart from TAFC Wolves. They have conceded 41 goals in the process which is even more than Henley, but they have scored at nearly 2.5 goals a game. They have a squad of 17 to choose from if everyone is available.
Ligers will be looking to continue their good form that saw them put local rivals Teddington Athletic Wolves to the sword last Saturday. Whilst Hawley have managed to fulfil all their fixtures this year, Ligers have some four games in hand. Currently sitting 8th= , Ligers could climb to second if they win those games. Tommy is unavailable, and Daniel’s injury may keep him on the sidelines.Joe and George P-M continue to be ever-present, while George L is just three goals short of 40 for the season in all competitions.
Meanwhile, England will be taking on Scotland in the Calcutta Cup at Twickenham. It’s a 5pm kick-off so hopefully the run home will be ahead of the traffic.
See you in Hampshire!