Fleetwood figure in title chase for Aspatria clash

Fleetwood rugby union club can have a major say in the destination of the North Lancashire & Cumbria division title when they entertain leaders Aspatria tomorrow.

Monday, 25th April 2016, 2:20 pm
Updated Monday, 25th April 2016, 3:23 pm
Woodburn - relishing clash (picture Derick Thomas)

Aspatria are competing with Cumbrian neighbours St Benedict’s for silverware and player-coach Steve Woodburn feels the pressure will be on the visitors.

Woodburn, who has been sidelined with a knee injury since February, said: “They have a great deal to play for because St Benedict’s have a few games in hand over them but they are leading the table at the moment and keen on promotion.

“They’ll be coming down looking for a win, but we know what they are about.”

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The Fleetwood ranks are set to include flanker Scott Richardson, who has been a key player for them this season.

He boasts the most appearances, most points, most tries and has picked up the highest number of man of the match prizes.

Woodburn said: “Scott is playing really well. One or two other have made important contributions like Dale Thompson who has come into his own at the moment.

“He’s taken my number eight shirt during my knee injury and he’s captained the side during Ricky Newton’s absence.”

Tom Evans is now back from his travels and he could well boost the back line.

Fleetwood go into the Aspatria clash in eighth spot in the table. Kick-off tomorrow is 3pm.