Road to Wembley: Keighley v Wath Brow (Round Three)

Wath Brow and Love Rugby League travel to Yorkshire on Saturday, as the Road to Wembley continues at Cougar Park, Keighley.

After the Hornets came through their battle with Elland in Round Two, they have gone from strength to strength, and are currently the early pace-setters in the National Conference Premier.

On the opening day, in front of over 1200 fans, Brow won a fiercely contested local derby with Egremont, before enjoying a comfortable victory away at Wigan St Pats.

Scott Pink has been one of the Cumbrian side’s most notable performers so far, with the goalkicking back currently on 24 points from two appearances, thanks to three tries and six goals.

He will be supported on Saturday by winger Luke Davidson and impressive forward Ryan Doran, who have both crossed the try-line twice so far in 2014.

Championship side Keighley have had more of a mixed start to their campaign, and they will be looking to the Challenge Cup to get back on track following a last-minute defeat to Leigh last weekend.

The Cougars have won two and lost two so far in the league, with their main highlight being the form of half-back Danny Jones.

The former Halifax playmaker has made the Kingstone Press Championship Team of the Week for the past two matchdays, and he will be key to the home side’s hopes of avoiding an upset in the absence of player-coach Paul March.

March yesterday failed in his appeal against a four-match ban for questioning the integrity of a match official in the loss to Doncaster on February 23.

Also unavailable for Keighley are Luke Haigh (concussion), James Feather (groin), Elliot Cosgrove, Scott Law and Jode Sheriffe (all minor knocks). Ross Peltier is likely to come into the squad, as are Ben Stead and Sean Kelly.

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