Siddal bid for follow up win against more Hull visitors

SIDDAL again face Humberside opposition at Chevinedge tomorrow when West Hull visit in the second round of the Carnegie Challenge Cup (2.0).

Lee Greenwood’s men made a solid start to their Conference campaign with 24-0 win over East Hull six days ago and will be looking to repeat the treatment against another side from the Premier Division.

“We were solid rather than spectacular last week but we would have settled for that score beforehand on the opening day,” said Greenwood.

“To ‘nil’ any side in our division takes some doing. We were quite a way off where I wanted us to be but it was job done.”

Siddal only need to beat one amateur side this year to have a chance of facing professional opposition and they will be as keen as ever to make next week’s draw.

They have faced Widnes, Doncaster, Batley and Swinton in recent Challenge Cup competitions and while it doesn’t necessarily make the club any money, Siddal always like to test themselves against professional opposition.

West Hull lost 16-13 at home to a competent Wigan St Patrick’s side six days and Greenwood expects creative old head Mark Hewitt to try to take them around the park.

However, Greenwood hopes the home forwards can deny Hewitt a platform to do that.

Scott Law and Simeon Hoyle caught the coach’s eye last week while Liam Green did enough coming off the bench to warrant keeping his place.

Chris Geoghegan, a late withdrawal last week due to illness, is expected to return to the pack.