Ribb the target of Brods revival

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Old Brodleians will welcome North Ribblesdale in Yorkshire One tomorrow aiming for an improvement on last weekend’s 26-17 loss to Bridlington.

“We must be out of the traps tomorrow and play for a full 80 minutes if we are to perform to the standard we are capable of,” said chairman Richard Turner, who blamed a slow start for the loss to the east coast outfit.

“We are still a young and inexperienced side, learning each week in a tough competitive league.”

North Ribblesdale started the season well and Brods had a tough encounter at their picturesque Grove Park Ground in Settle back in September.

The Hipperholme side emerged with a bonus point that day as they slipped to an 18-12 loss, injuries disrupting their challenge after an impressive opening 40 minutes.

Early injuries to backs Gareth Standeven and Dominic Georgiou Brods on the east coast last week.

A Dan Wood penalty gave them the lead but lowly Brid went 12-3 up before Kiwi centre Sam Deacon replied and Wood’s conversion cut the deficit to two points.

Brid added two more converted tries to lead 26-10 at the break and Brods had a mountain to climb.

The visitors showed some spirit and pressed the home line time and again. However, their only reward came when replacement scrum half Josh Allen touched down andWood converted.