Challenge Cup third round preview: University of Gloucestershire All Golds v Skirlaugh

Lee Greenwood’s All Golds were beaten by Barrow in a tough iPro Sport Cup game last week but the coach reckons his team can take a lot out of the defeat.

“It was tough, conditions were bad to say the least but we did well and took a lot of positives out of it with one big negative – we didn’t win,” he said.

“I’m disappointed to be honest and I want my players to feel that, I don’t want them to be happy with just competing against a northern club.

“I daresay before the weekend Skirlaugh would have been thinking this is one they could win – then they would have seen the result and thought ‘maybe not’.

“We’ve got to turn up with the same attitude we had at Barrow, We need to go into this game with a professional attitude and play to the best of our ability if we want to come away with a good victory.

“We’re certainly going into it knowing we’ll have to play well.”

Skirlaugh coach Colin Brown said: “The lads are really looking forward to it, it’s a good test. We’ve got a couple of new players and they’re mixing in really well, we’re going OK.

“We played them a couple of years ago but the side’s really changed, we’re expecting them to be a lot bigger and stronger than us and a lot quicker. We’ll be up against it but it’s up to us to try and challenge them the best we can.”

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