Fairbank: Let’s finish on a high note

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Elland complete their Division Two season at Stanningley tomorrow, with coach Karl Fairbank admitting he unsure what to expect from the relegated Leeds outfit.

“They’re already down, so it’s going to go one of two ways,” said Fairbank.

“They’ve nothing to play for, but it’s down to how they react; have they given up or do they want to finish with a win?

“I’m not sure what to expect, but I know I want us to go out on a good note with a good win away from home.

“Overall, I feel we’ve under under-achieved; we’ve just lost too many games that we could have won.

“It’s a young side still, about two thirds of them are under 22, but I expect more from them as a group next year.”

Elland were without a fixture last weekend, but warmed up with an in-house fundraiser; the current first team taking on a select side made up of the club’s ‘legends’, including their coach.

“We started off with the Yorkshire Cup winning team from the 90s and went from there,” said Fairbank, whose team triumphed 18-12..

“It was a lot of fun but also a bit serious too; they moaned a bit that we were too rough, but I’m still a little bit sore.

“It was a great day and we raised about £1,500 for the club.”