Heath look for form at Pontefract

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Heath head to Pontefract tomorrow anxious to snap a four-game losing run in Yorkshire One.

Last week’s 3-0 home defeat to derby rivals Old Brodleians hurt, particularly as they had more than enough chances to win the game.

Four penalties were missed and Heath got close to the visitors’ try line on several occasions but were unable to cross it.

In spite of their poor form, Heath still have four sides below them in the table, including tomorrow’s hosts.

Coach Kevin Plant said: “We are in a hole. The Brods game was the third this season in which we had the opportunities to win.

“In a tight league like this you have got to take your chances when they present themselves, otherwise you get hurt.”

Heath had also played well at Selby the previous week, a 35-20 scoreline failing to reflect the tightness of the game, and Plant added: “The daft thing is that we could be sitting here having played six games and won five, rather than having won one.”

Heath functioned well at the set piece six days ago but former Yorkshire stand off Plant’s instructions to vary the attack went unheeded as his forwards tried in vain to muscle their way to the try line.

He said: “They (Brods) defended well round the rucks. We needed to do something different but we didn’t.”