NEMLA Championship - Week 2 Preview

NEMLA Championship - Week 2 Preview

By Gareth Cornelius
28 September 2017
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The second week of the season is upon us and we take a look at the upcoming fixtures.


Week 2 of the NEMLA Championship season sees a a full fixture schedule. Hull (Conference A) and Liverpool (Conference B) both have their first bye weeks after being victorious in week 1.

In Conference A (Yorkshire Region), Leeds travel to Loughborough for the first time in their history. Relegated last season and looking to develop more depth, Leeds will be looking for a quick start to the season, whilst the students will be looking to bounce back after last weeks defeat to Lincoln. Newcastle too will be looking to bounce back after defeat to Hull on the opening day when they host Lincoln.

In Conference B (North West Region), Ashton host Wilmslow in their opening games of the season. Ashton, always tough at home, will face an unknown quantity in Wilmslow. Ten seasons ago, Wilmslow won the Premier Division title, Senior Flags and were the inaugural European Club Champions, so it is quite a fall from grace to see them battling in the bottom tier this season. Stoke get their season underway by hosting Cheadle Hulme who will be looking to kick start their season after defeat last week to Liverpool.

Check back on Tuesday to find out how the games ended up.

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