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TEAM NEWS - Bishop's Stortford v DMP

2 weeks ago By Tom Bulmer

Mowden Park have named 5 changes to their starting 15 for tomorrow's trip to Silver Leys as they face Bishop's Stortford (2pm Kick Off).

Danny Brown has named his 20 man squad for tomorrow's game at Bishop's Stortford. In the forwards, Rory Duff is in line to make his first start of the season having performed well in the development game against Wharfedale on Monday. He slots into the back row at 7 alongside Dave Fisher and Ollie Hodgson. Jake Brady and Joe Craggs continue in the second row having started in the win over Rosslyn Park, whilst Alfie Barron replaces Adam Brocklebank in the only change in the front row, with Brocklebank on 24th man duty for Newcastle Falcons this evening. Barron is joined by Chris Wood and Ralph Appleby, with the former continuing his run of appearances this season.

In the backs, the versatile Jack Blakeney-Edwards starts at scrum half in the place of Matt Dudman, who has failed to recover in time from his first half injury against Rosslyn Park. Blakeney-Edwards will link up with fly half Warren Seals, who makes a full return from injury. Shaun McCartney returns alongside fellow winger Callum Mackenzie, with top try scorer Grant Connon completing the back three. An unchanged centre pairing sees Garry Law and Ben Frankland continue at 12 and 13 respectively.

Amongst the replacements, Jack Payne returns having completed his GRTP protocols for a concussion alongside fellow front row Jordon Poole. Talite Vaioleti returns to the matchday squad, and Simon Uzokwe provides another strong forward option off the bench. The matchday 20 is completed by Brandon Asher-Wood who returns to the squad to provide an option for the backs.

Mowden Park Squad to face Bishop's Stortford:

15 Grant CONNON
12 Garry LAW
11 Shaun McCARTNEY
10 Warren SEALS
1 Alfie BARRON
2 Chris WOOD
4 Jake BRADY
7 Rory DUFF
8 Ollie HODGSON (C)

16 Jack PAYNE
17 Jordon POOLE
18 Talite VAIOLETI
19 Simon UZOKWE
20 Brandon ASHER-WOOD

Amongst those to miss out, Adam Radwan and Brett Connon are both involved with the Newcastle Falcons 'A' team on Monday night. Danny Parker narrowly misses out following 2 strong showings, as he is replaced by the more experienced Shaun McCartney. Maia Gibbs is still recovering from an injury and is hoped to return soon.

Updated 17:44 - 26 Nov 2017 by Tom Bulmer

Where next?

MATCH PREVIEW - Bishop's Stortford (A) A look ahead to Saturday's trip to Silver Leys to face newly-promoted Bishop's Stortford (2pm Kick Off).
MATCH PREVIEW - Coventry (H) This weekend sees the visit of league leaders Coventry to the Northern Echo Arena!

Sat 16 Dec
1st Team Coventry
League 14:00
Sat 23 Dec
1st Team Hull Ionians
League 14:00
Sat 6 Jan
1st Team Cambridge
League 14:00

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