Greenwood still wary of unpredictable Siddal

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Siddal coach Gareth Greenwood has admitted he is still wary of predicting his side’s form ahead of tomorrow’s National Conference Premier Division trip to East Hull.

The Chevinedge side have lost just once in recent weeks, a narrow midweek reverse at Castleford Lock Lane, and go into tomorrow’s fixture on the back of wins against play off rivals Wath Brow and Wigan St Patricks.

But after a season of consistent inconsistency, Greenwood is not making any predictions.

“I dare not start to think that we’re settling down and finding some form, because every time I’ve allowed myself to think that this year, we’ve gone from one extreme to the other and turned in a diabolical performance,” he said.

“I just can’t ease off on them in training, because every time I’ve done that they’ve been horrendous.

“Easts are out of the play off places, but they probably need a couple of wins to be safe from the threat of relegation.

“On paper, it’s a game we should win, but you don’t play on paper and we’ve been in games before when you come up against a team that’s really up for it and come unstuck.”

Siddal should have threequarter Richard Lopag back in contention, although winger Emerson Newburn is unavailable.

Greenwood is hoping his older brother Lee, his predecessor as coach and assistant to Karl Harrison at Halifax, will be available to continue in the centre.

“If Lee plays, Lopag will probably go to the wing,” he said.