Pocklington are eagerly anticipating their return to league action at Percy Road when they entertain Roundhegians in Yorkshire Two on Saturday.
After a six-week lay off the players were delighted to get some rustiness out of their system with their impromptu New Year game at Driffield, and with real competition for places the selectors had several headaches before naming the squad for Saturday - which will be subject to confirmation after a couple of minor injury tests later in the week.
Second placed Pocklington have ground to make up on leaders Huddersfield, who managed to play two games more during the freeze, and they will be looking for a big performance against Roundhegians. The Leeds side have struggled since being promoted at the start of this season, but they gave Pocklington plenty of problems in the clubs’ first meeting in September, when Pocklington had to come from behind in the second half to win 23-10.
When Pocklington trained on Tuesday, Percy Road was covered in a three inch blanket of snow, but the rain later in the night greatly improved the chances of play.
And the club’s spectators will be equally keen to see some action, with Saturday’s crowd scheduled to be boosted by a reunion of The Diogenes Club - a group of supporters and former players who are sponsoring the game.
Pocklington’s mini and junior teams also resume their programme on Sunday.
Pocklington (v Roundhegians, home) From: N Bennett, D Pickard, C Allen, T Nixon, JL Holbrough, JP Holbrough, H Mitchell, B Rees, M Webber, A Wilson, JP Kelly, C Morton, C Hyde, M Biggin, T Peters, K Durkin, M Davies, S Littlefair, meet 12.45pm, ko 2.15pm.
Pocklington Panthers & Pocklington Merovingans (both at Driffield) From: C Mudd, D Mudd, D Wright, C Cassam, D Elvidge, S Sellers, E Bean, A Brown, B Waudby, A Smith, B Stephenson, P Drew, D Wilson, M Davies, A Clarke, C Pottage, P Massie, E Rook, M Scott, J Beevers, B Hardy-Rollins, T Drew, T Bennett, E Davison, S Caines, A Lucas, T Hewitt, J Nicholson, A Wright, T Chapman, J Haynes, J Scott, S Bewick, J Mooney, P Sarvent, R Jackson, M Pringle, J Wainwright, M Moore, N Hinton. Meet 12.30.
Pocklington U6 (training) meet 10.15am.
Pocklington U7, U8, U9, U10, U11 & U12 (at Malton) meet 9.30am.
Pocklington U13 (v West Park, home) meet 10am.
Pocklington U14 (training) meet 10.15am.
Pocklington U15 (training) meet 10.15am.
Pocklington U16 (v Beverley, home) meet 9.30am.
Pocklington U17 (to be confirmed)