Match Preview - Edge Hill Vikings

The Gryphons face off against the Edge Hill Vikings this Saturday in their final game before the BUCS winter break and the season halfway mark.

The Vikings currently possess a 1-2 record after succumbing to defeat against two of the division’s strongest teams in Bangor and Liverpool to scores of 0-21 and 0-15 respectively. Their win came last week versus bottom side Keele with the score finishing 15-6. The Vikings will be hoping to ride the momentum that that victory has given them into this week’s fixture.

Leeds have the chance to go into the season break with a perfect 3-0 record after their narrow 26-24 victory over Bangor last weekend. With the changes in the BUCS structure announced this week that only the top finishing team gets promotion to Division 1. There is no room for error now for the Gryphons and every fixture is a must win.

Although on paper this looks like a game the Gryphons should win, the Vikings defence must be respected, after holding the MudDogs to fewer points than Leeds managed, and only giving up 15 to the table topping Raptors. If the Edge Hill offence can get moving, this has the potential to be a cracking fixture.

The game kicks off at 4:30pm at West Park Rugby Club, and you can follow live updates of the game on Twitter by following @LeedsGryphonsAF.