Maroons keep up pursuit of leaders

WHITBY Maroons return to action this weekend with a home game against seventh-placed Sedgefield.

When the sides met in November, it was a close game with Whitby edging home in the last 10 minutes.

In a ding dong encounter which could have gone either way. Whitby coach Darryl Grason added: “Sedgefield were a good outfit up there and they gave us plenty of problems through their strong running number 10.

“They have a strong attritional pack and look to hit the ball up at every opportunity, so our defence will need to be spot on.”

The Maroons have six Durham and Northumberland League division three games left and will be looking to win with a four-try bonus point as they keep up their pursuit of leaders Hartlepool BBOB.

BBOB themselves will not have an easy game on Saturday (2 Mar) as they take on third-placed and in-form South Tyneside. Whitby’s game tomorrow kicks off at 2.15pm and with the Six Nations having a break this week, a large crowd is expected at White Leys.