Briers to learn his fate

Fleetwood RU v Kirkby Lonsdale

Fleetwood RU v Kirkby Lonsdale

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FYLDE RU centre Chris Briers will tonight learn what punishment he will receive following his sending-off against Blaydon.

Briers was stood down by his club for the defeat by Barking on Saturday after his dismissal in the North East.

Steve Diamond is also to appear before an RFU disciplinary panel tonight charged, with “conduct prejudicial to the interests of the union and/or the game”.

Diamond, the Sale Sharks executive director of sport, was charged following the Aviva Premiership match between his club and Northampton Saints on September 23.

A panel of Antony Davies (chairman), John Brennan and Austin Newman will hear the cases at the Leeds Brighouse Holiday Inn.

Meantime, Fylde have been reflecting on their dismal 31-18 defeat at the hands of struggling Barking.

And coach Mark Nelson has warned his players: “The halcyon days of August and September, when we won five matches in a row, are gone.

“We have now lost two in a row and we face three tough matches, away to Cambridge and Macclesfield and at home to Tynedale, which will test how we react.”

n FLEETWOOD RU are preparing for their visit to Whitehaven on Saturday to take on St Benedict’s after a 15-5 win over Kirby Lonsdale, which saw them maintain their 100 per cent record at the top of the North Lancashire and Cumbria League.

Fleetwood opened the scoring thanks to a powerful individual effort from Adam Crisp, who cut through his opposite centres with a strong run. Ryan Riches converted.

Fleetwood, who had been averaging 50 points a game, saw their lead reduced when Kirkby crossed for a try, though Riches added a penalty to make it 10-5 at half-time.

Kirby were always in the game and dominated possession at times, though strong running from Tom Wilson and Lee Jones cleared the Fleetwood lines.

Tireless defensive efforts, led by man of the match Dave Hartm were eventually rewarded with a match-sealing breakaway try from wing Zack Coultas.

n FLEETWOOD Seconds sit proudly on top of the table in University of Salford division two north after making it six wins out of six with a 79-5 win over Sedgley Park III.

In the same dvisio,n Fylde III lost 29-0 away to Ashton On Mersey II.

In three north, Garstang II lost 16-8 at home to Eccles II, while Fylde IV hammered Leigh III 48-7, but Fylde V went down 48-0 away to Penrith III.

Fleetwood III won 22-8 at Wigan III in four north, in which Blackpool slipped up 21-12 away to Tarleton II.

In five north BAE Warton won 12-3 away to Burnley II and Thornton Cleveleys II lost 27-7 at Bolton IV.