All Golds Preview
University of Gloucester All Golds v Coventry Bears Preview
Saturday 16th May, Prince of Wales Stadium, Cheltenham, 2.30pm KO
This week the Bears face a trip away to Cheltenham to take on the University of Gloucester All Golds.
Bears Head Coach Tom Tsang commented on the coming match;
'I'm looking forward to this Saturday's match against the All Golds. They have started the season pretty similar to us and I am predicting a closely fought match.
They are well coached by Lee Greenwood and at the start of the season he looked to have put together a strong squad and they have continued to recruit in the last few weeks bringing in some more experienced guys.
We played and beat them in preseason but I dont think that counts for much as both sides have moved on quite a bit since then.
They have strike across the park and we will need to be on it for the whole game to get a result.
We have a had a tough run of games the last three weeks and have a few injuries to contend with - vice captain Alex Brown and front rower Kenny Kelliher are both out with concussion, while Eddie Medforth has a shoulder injury.
Former St Helens winger Ben Parry is in line to make his debut while Billy Sheen should return following a hamstring problem and Captain Si Phillips is back in contention after a bout of food poisoning kept him out at Keighley last week.
Overall I am looking for an improved showing from last week and if we can concentrate for 80 minutes we should have a good chance of getting our first away win, but the All Golds will be hoping to do the same so it should be a good battle.'
Team to be selected from:
Billy Sheen, Cameron Boulter, Chris Barratt, Dan Parker, Dan Poulton, Dan Rundle, Dylan Bale, Ben Parry, Gioele Celerino, Jamahl Hunte, James Geurtjens, John Aldred, Liam Thompson, Matt Cooper, Matt Reid, Reece Chapman Carry, Richie Hughes, Simon Phillips, Stephen Coleman, Tom Hall.
Next weekend is a week off with the Bears next game being on Sunday 31st May versus Barrow Raiders at home 3pm ko.