South Shields Westoe’s destiny is in their own hands

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As the season enters its final third, South Shields Westoe have one target in mind from their six remaining matches, six victories.

As the season enters its final third, South Shields Westoe have one target in mind from their six remaining matches, six victories.

With confidence running high, the victories should ensure promotion straight back up to the North One East division.

Currently sitting third, they remain within striking distance of Northern and Barnard Castle, who still need to play each other.

Westoe also need to take on Barnard Castle in the final game of the season, so it will be an interesting conclusion to the end of the season.

Tomorrow’s match against Consett should be a mammoth forward battle, with Consett’s pack hoping to match the physicality of Westoe.

Whoever wins this battle should be able to unleash their backline and take the victory.

Westoe said a sad farewell to hooker Grant Walker this week, but they welcome the return from injury from three front-row titans, Raymie Elliott, Rob Scorer and Dominic Connelly.

Captain Andy Kirton remains on the flank to allow Adam Sneller to continue on his impressive performances in recent weeks.

Michael Booth comes back into the scrum-half spot and Ben Roberts makes another welcome return to fill the centre position for injured Derek Worthington.