Tide has turned for resurgent Furness
Published at 16:42, Friday, 07 December 2012
CUMBRIA LEAGUE RUFURNESS will look to make it five wins from their six games when they head to struggling Netherhall tomorrow.
The Blues have come into their own over recent weeks, with victories over Penrith seconds, Millom, Kirkby Lonsdale seconds and Carlisle Crusaders last weekend pushing them into the top four.
The team coached by experienced players Corne Els and Gaz Pritchard did suffer one defeat during this period, but still put in a strong performance in that 17-5 loss at table-toppers Hawcoat Park, and they will be in confident mood for the Netherhall match.
A determined second-half fight-back saw Furness earn a 15-12 victory in a hard-fought clash with Carlisle at The Strawberry Grounds last weekend.
The visitors led 9-0 before a Joel Thomas try and Sam Dutton conversion brought the margin back to just two points at the interval. A second half try from South African Dries Venter and a Dutton penalty made sure of victory.
Despite that win, Furness will be looking for big improvements tomorrow, with Pritchard saying: “We made hard work of it last week. We missed a lot of chances, both with the boot and in open play.
“We were held up close to the line a few times. Our discipline let us down as well, so we are looking to be a bit more clinical this week.”
Adam Pearce is missing with a shoulder injury and will be replaced in the front row by Andy Shaw, who produced a great first-team debut against Carlisle.
Another blow sees ex-skipper Phil Brockbank missing, but Cian Grace, who was absent last week, returns to the back row, while Jack Clements, who was also missing last week, will return to boost the three-quarter line.
Furness A will look to inflict a double over Upper Eden at the Strawberry Grounds (2.15pm kick-off).
It’s a game which will see father and son – Graham and Dan Crabtree – playing together for the home side.
lAny other A-teamers wanting a game should contact Gaz Pritchard or skipper Mark Hall to let them know they are available.
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