Greenwood looking for two from two in Hull

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Siddal coach Gareth Greenwood will look to build on a winning start at Chevinedge when he takes his side to Hull Dockers tomorrow.

Greenwood, who followed his older brother Lee into the club’s hotseat a fortnight ago, watched his new charges breeze past Ince Rose Bridge in the National Conference Premier Division last weekend.

“I enjoyed it, and it was nice to get off the mark straight away,” said Greenwood.

“We dominated them and I think they were probably lucky to get the two tries in the end.

“Hopefully it helped convince a few of the players about what we’re trying to do.

“Because I don’t know them, it’s difficult to know how they’re responding to me.

“I’ve been working them hard in training; a lot of contact and a lot of work on the ground, which is something I’m keen on.

“If you’d asked them after the first session what they thought I don’t know what they’d have said but hopefully they saw the benefits in the game and they’ll buy into it.”

Greenwood was hoping to have experienced trio Craig Sanderson, Steve Illingworth and Chris Geoghegan available for the trip to Humberside, although he made it clear he plans to select his side on more than just ability.

“I’m trying to get away from begging players to play,” he said.

“I want to pick the team from training; we had young players last week – Rob Bradley, Craig Sim and Matt Price – who trained all week, got the nod to play and did pretty well.

“If people want to play, I want them to train as well.

“It’s difficult, because they’re coming in their own time, after work, and they’re not getting paid, so it’s not like a pro club where you can say ‘this is how it is’.

“But at the same time, I want us to be more disciplined about how we prepare.”

Last weekend’s win elevated Siddal away fro m the foot of the ladder and victory tomorrow could put them into the top six.

“Any team that starts stringing wins together is going to find themselves up there,” said Greenwood.