There will be fireworks on and off the field this weekend, the 1st XV take on Liverpool University and the 2nd XV take on neighbours and rivals TocH.
Let’s take a closer look at our opponents:
Old Bedians 2nd XV v TocH 3rd XV
Another week, another Didsbury derby.
Bedians second team will be looking to emulate the performance and result from last week’s 3s win over TocH. Neighbours Toc have had a tough start to the season having not won since the opening week win over Glossop 3rd XV, however with the pride of the village at stake they will be targeting the Didsbury derby as a fixture to kickstart the league campaign.
The two teams have enjoyed some feisty derbies over the years, last season Toc found themselves on the receiving end of two heavy defeats.
With Old Bedians hosting their annual bonfire and fireworks display on Saturday evening, there may well be an early start with a sparkling performance from the 2s expected.
Kick off is at 1.30pm at Old Bedians Sports Centre, Millgate Lane, M20 5QX.
Liverpool University v Old Bedians
Bedians face a young, energetic side in the form of Liverpool University.
Currently sitting mid table, Liverpool have won two out of the five games played this season. Last week’s game saw a narrow 19-17 loss away to Ellesmere Port.
Liverpool’s two wins have been high scoring victories over Oxton Parkonians and Ruskin Park.
Didsbury’s men are closing down on league leaders Ramsey with five points and a game in hand the difference. Captain Ben Rogerson will be looking for another big performance from his men on Saturday and will take nothing for granted as they hunt down the coveted top spot in the league.
The game kicks of at 1.30pm at Liverpool University.
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