Form is coming, says boss Plant

Heath head to North Ribblesdale in Yorkshire One tomorrow gunning for their fourth win in five outings.

The West Vale side sank Dinnington 26-18 last time out, with coach Kevin Plant finally content that his side are finding their feet after a difficult start to the season.

“We are starting to play better and be a bit more consistent,” said Plant.

“Our performance last week was not a patch on what we produced at Brods the week before, but we seem to be heading in the right direction.

“Tomorrow will be a difficult game. Ribblesdale are traditionally very strong at home, winning the majority of their games, and they’ve picked up results on the road as well this year.

“I don’t think there’s much doubt we would rather be going there at the beginning or end of the season when the pitches are a bit firmer.

“It tends to be quite a heavy surface and they play a very forward orientated brand of rugby.”

Plant’s planning has again been disrupted by selection issues, Heath’s “Achilles heel” so far this season according to their boss.

Comeback threequarter Ben Littlewood, who has been absent for six weeks through injury, and flanker Dave Montgomery are both on stand-by to move to centre where the veteran former rugby league player Martin Moana is unavailable.

“Ben’s been out for a while but played for the seconds last week, so we’ll see how he has come through that before making a decision,” said Plant.

“Dave is playing very well at the moment, he has probably been the pick of our side.”

Prop James Watson is also out, paving the way for a call up for Oli Cook at loose head.