Rotherham Titans to do battle with joint leaders

By David Beddows | 02/03/2019

Rotherham Titans to do battle with joint leaders

ROTHERHAM Titans will be asked to fight fire with fire when promotion chasers Ampthill come to town today.

The Bedfordshire club are joint top of National One with leaders Old Elthamians and are the section's highest scorers, averaging more than 30 points a game. They swept aside Caldy 59-7 last week.

They will present a stern test but Titans team chief Joe Barker hopes home advantage could play a part.

“Ampthill are going to be firing because they need to get five points every week to compete with OEs and the others at the top,” he told the Advertiser.

“It is going to be a hell of a challenge but with the character of our lot at home, you never know what can happen and it would be a great victory if we did manage to turn them over.”

Joe Barker continues at fly-half for the Titans today.

Some of the players who missed last week's defeat at Chinnor, including Callum Irvine, Ellis Abrahams and Conor Keys, are still missing.

“We are just going to have to roll our sleeves up and suck it up," added Barker.

Titans sit fifth in the table after a run of four defeats from five.

Kick-off is at 2pm.

Team: Tom Allott; Dan Leake, Jamie Cooke, Harry Dunne, Connor Field; Joe Barker, Connor Dever; Dan Richardson, Jack Bergmanas, Will Dennis; Dan Preston-Routledge, Jamie Ure; Luis Ball, Zak Poole, Seb Nagle-Taylor.

Replacements: Ali Thomson, Jessie Williams, Rikki Stout, Tom Cotterill, Alex Dolly.

More on the Titans in this week's Advertiser.


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