Crocs out to make it two wins from two

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Old Crossleylans and Pocklington will both be aiming to maintain 100 per cent records in North East One tomorrow when they clash in East Yorkshire.

Crocs and their new coach Neil Spence got off to a flyer last weekend, beating newly-promoted neighbours Huddersfield YMCA in a derby fixture at Broomfield.

But director of rugby Howard Cooper is expecting the trip across the Yorkshire Wolds to be something of an acid-test of the club’s early season form.

“We did play very well last weekend and I think we showed the difference between this division and Yorkshire One,” said Cooper.

“You have to be clinical in this league and take your scoring chances when they come along; we were and YM weren’t and that was a major difference between the teams.

“Pocklington are a very good side though.

“We went there with a weakened side last year and got thumped so we are certainly expecting a very hard, tough game.

“They had a very good win against Sheffield last weekend and they’ll be confident.

“But we’ve got that first win now and it would be nice to go and get another one.”

Cooper praised the contribution of new skipper Ryan Hammond, who impressed at No 8, and the impact of youngsters Luke Leonard and Ben Robinson, who both appeared off the bench.

“I thought Ryan really led from the front,” said Cooper.

“He got stuck in and got us going forward.

“Luke and Ben both got on to the field and did very well; they’re very promising young players.”