West won’t take Beverley lightly in rugby clash

BAILEY STAR: Hooker Liam Bailey on the attack in the West V Morley game
BAILEY STAR: Hooker Liam Bailey on the attack in the West V Morley game

WEST Hartlepool face more bottom-of-the-league opposition tomorrow when Beverley visit Brinkburn (kick-off 3pm).

West enjoyed their biggest win of the season last Saturday when National Three North whipping boys Morley were swept aside 39-6.

Another struggling Yorkshire team lie in wait tomorrow but director of rugby Kevan Oliphant has warned his players not to expect a walk in the park.

“Last week we won fairly comfortably in the end although, credit to Morley, they came out fighting and gave it a good go in the first half,” Oliphant told SportMail. “I don’t think we were ever in danger of losing, but they were lively and ran us around a bit in the first half.

“It was a different game than I was expecting and may be a few of our lads thought it was going to be easy.

“I think we realised at half-time that we had to start playing.

“We played some decent rugby in the second half and it was a pretty convincing win in the end.

“Tomorrow is going to be a different game altogether.

“Beverley are in the bottom three but have invested in the team to get out of trouble.

“They have brought in a few new players and their results have improved.

“Beverley were only beaten by two points at home by Mowden Park and they beat Birkenhead Park and Waterloo.”

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