Greenwood sets Siddal tough target

SIDDAL coach Lee Greenwood has set his title chasing side a target of closing out the league season with six straight wins.

The Chevinedge side head to York Acorn tonight for the first of that final half dozen fixtures, all of which come inside the next three weeks.

And with leaders Leigh East - who thumped Siddal in last season’s Grand Final - currently two points clear at the top having played the same number of games, Greenwood knows exactly what Siddal have to do.

“If we win them all and Leigh East lose a couple, we will finish top,” said Greenwood. “They’ve got some tough games too and I can see them slipping up at some point, but even if they don’t we would still be guaranteed second.

“That’s the minimum requirement for us as far as I’m concerned now.

“It’s a massive task playing so many games in such a short space of time, but we’ve done it before and that experience won’t do us any harm.”

One of Greenwood’s traditional problems for midweek fixtures has been assembling something close to his best side as work commitments and injuries bite into his squad.

But he expects to take the same side to North Yorkshire that finished Saturday’s victory over Leigh Miners.

“It’s a good sign, I think it shows the players are buying into what we are trying to achieve,” said Greenwood. “Acorn are relegated if we win tonight so it will be interesting to see how they react to that.

“Will they throw towel in or fight even harder? Either way, if we put in a good performance we should get the result.”