Farrar wants a win by any margin

Halifax Vandals coach Matt Farrar is guarding against complacency as his side prepare to host Leeds Corinthians in Yorkshire Four tomorrow.

Vandals, who were without a fixture last weekend, are looking to bounce back from a decisive 22-8 loss to Otliensians a fortnight ago.

And while Farrar is optimistic his players are ready to do just that, he made it clear the biggest threat could come from within the camp.

“It’s definitely a game we are more than capable of winning,” said Farrar, who, like his Halifax counterpart Mark Walton is looking to secure a 50 per cent record after six matches.

“They have only won one game, but then again we have only won two games.

“The scorelines so far this year suggest we are the better side, but we need to go out there and prove we are the better side on the day.

“I think winning three from six would be a fair reflection of our season so far.

“I am confident but I am very conscious that I don’t want people talking about us winning by 40 or 50 points before a ball has been kicked.

“We need a win and I’m not bothered whether it comes by one point or 40.”

Vandals have a fitness doubt over key stand off Paul Knapping, who is rated as a 50/50 chance with a knee problem.

But the Carrington brothers Aaron and Frazer should both return, the latter playing his first game of the year after shoulder problems.

And centre Drew Drake is also back in the frame and should add valuable steel to Vandals’ midfield.

“We really missed Drew against Otliensian; he is a very good defensive player and exactly what we need.”