H&B ‘quietly confident’ of upsetting leaders

Hastings & Bexhill head coach Chris Brooks

Hastings & Bexhill head coach Chris Brooks

  • Hastings & Bexhill will host leaders Sheppey tomorrow
  • Sheppey unbeaten in Kent One so far this season
  • H&B in fourth place with 11 wins from 17 matches
  • H&B only lost by 10 points in reverse fixture
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Hastings & Bexhill Rugby Club head coach Chris Brooks is ‘quietly confident’ of springing a surprise against table-topping opposition.

Fourth-placed H&B will seek to become the first team this season to inflict a league defeat on Kent One champions-elect Sheppey tomorrow (Saturday).

I know the guys are up for it and they want the Sheppey scalp.

Chris Brooks

Brooks said: “I’m quietly confident. I know the guys are up for it and they want the Sheppey scalp. Everyone’s looking forward to the fixture and we’ll give them a run for their money.”

Sheppey are 18 points clear at the top of the table having won 16 and drawn one of their 17 league matches to date, but H&B were only beaten by 10 points in October’s reverse fixture.

“They’re a very good side, but apart from their draw, we gave them the hardest tussle they’ve had in the league to date and we’re on home turf this time,” added Brooks, who expects to field a near full strength side. Kick-off at Ark William Parker Academy is 3pm.

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