Horden look for rugby special against Rovers and BBOB

STOCKTON ROMP: Horden on the attack. Picture by TOM COLLINS
STOCKTON ROMP: Horden on the attack. Picture by TOM COLLINS
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HORDEN have performed wonders this season – and Glenn Bowman hopes to round it off with a special double.

The Colliery side began the 2012-13 Durham Northumberland One programme with a 14-3 defeat at tomorrow’s visitors to Welfare Park, Hartlepool Rovers.

That defeat kicked off a miserable run for the Colliery side and they were stuck in the relegation zone until November.

But their form picked up to such a degree that they have reeled off 11 wins in a row in 2013, averaging 40 points per outing.

Head coach Bowman is looking to make it a dozen tomorrow in their derby with Rovers (kick-off 3pm) following on from their sensational 52-22 mid-week romp at Stockton.

And he hopes there will be a cup triumph to celebrate too as Horden’s Third XV have reached the final of the Pyman Shield.

They will start as rank outsiders against unbeaten Durham Northumberland Division Three champions Boys Brigade Old Boys though they do have home advantage (kick-off 1.15pm).

Bowman told SportMail: “The poor start to the season seems a long time ago given where we’re at now.

“The lads are full of confidence and have put in some cracking performances, especially against the other top sides in the league.

“It’s a big day for the club tomorrow with the Pyman Shield final on first.

“How good would it be if we could beat the unbeatables?

“There’ll be a big crowd to watch that and then our game against Rovers.

“As far as I’m concerned it’s another cup final.”

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