Heath seek quick revenge

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HEATH were weighing up their options at training last night before finalising their team for tomorrow’s rematch with Ilkley at West Vale.

The sides meet in Yorkshire One having fought out a close Yorkshire Shield match played in pouring rain at the same ground early this month, the visitors snatching an 18-16 win with a penalty two minutes from time.

Both have won three out of four in the league so far, a below-par Heath suffering their first loss in a 21-8 defeat at Keighley last Saturday while Ilkley were beating visitors Pocklington 14-7.

Kevin Plant looks set to make plenty of changes with injuries biting and the disappearance of some players to university.

Stand off Charlie Lomas was flattened late on at Keighley and he is one player the coaching staff were checking on.

However, it is not all bad news with hooker Mark Puttick, Ollie Wilby, Jarrod Morris and Ian Spence all possibles to return.

Plant said the display at Keighley was disappointing and Utley was fast becoming a bogey ground.

“Despite dominating the set scrum, particularly in the opening half, we failed to make the most of some promising field positions and lacked the cutting edge required to breach the home defence,” he said.

Looking ahead to the Ilkley match he added: “it will be another tough examination for us and I fully expect a positive response from all involved.”