Hornets are next up as Siddal build momentum

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Siddal face another test of their play off ambitions when they host Wath Brow in the Premier Division of the National Conference tomorrow.

Gareth Greenwood’s side welcome the title-chasing Cumbrians - who currently sit fourth, within striking distance of top spot - on the back of an eye-catching 24-10 win at Wigan St Patricks, a victory that lifted Siddal up to fifth and gave them a four-point gap over the Lancashire outfit.

“I know them, they’ll want to come here, get a result and keep pushing for that top spot,” said Greenwood.

“It’s the same as last week; it’s game that’s going to have a big influence on our season and theirs.

“Both sides knew what was on the line last week and we ended up putting in a good performance.

“St Pats are going to have a battle to make the top six now, whereas for us we could push on and maybe even get up to second if we can string some wins together.

“Perhaps that’s the mentality of this team, perhaps they need to know they’ve no margin for error.

“It’s one thing me telling them that a game is important in the middle of the season and another when they can see it on the league table with four games to go.”

Siddal are likely to select from strength this weekend, with prop Danny Keane the only confirmed absentee.

Barrow have parted company with head coach Darren Holt, 48 hours after they avoided relegation from the Kingstone Press Championship.

The Cumbrians beat Keighley 24-14 in their last match of the season at Craven Park on Sunday to ensure survival, but that was only their eighth win in 26 matches.

In a statement, the club said Holt was asked to stand down with immediate effect.

“Both parties reached an amicable agreement,” the statement added.

“Darren’s remaining contract term will be honoured by the club.”