Ovenden aiming to build on stunning Cup victory

OVENDEN host Wakefield side Eastmoor Dragons in Division Two, with Gareth Jones’ side looking to keep pace with the promotion pack.

The Four Fields outfit currently sit third on the ladder, while the Dragons are languishing one off the bottom, with just one win in eight games.

“In my eyes, it’s a game we should be winning, there’s no doubt about that,” said Jones.

“We beat them at their place 16-8 earlier in the season and they’ve obviously not won too many matches since then.

“We’ve got a pretty settled 17 at the moment, with very few injuries, and we’re looking for some consistency now.”

Jones’ side should be on a high after thrashing Premier Division Skirlaugh in the new Conference cup competition last weekend, with a last 16-tie at Dudley Hill next on the agenda.

“We might have won by more, because we were scoring at will at one point,” enthused Jones.

“But the niggle started then and we ended up getting drawn into that a little bit.

“It’s a competition I think we could do well in though; if we can get through the Dudley Hill game and then get a home tie in the quarters, anything could happen.

“I think we’re a match for anyone at home.”

Jones is likely to field a largely unchanged 17, although he hinted could soon bolster his squad following the end of the winter season.

“We’re looking to bring a couple of players in who would do a good job for us,” he said.