Betfred League 1 Round 11 Preview
June 3, 2023
Four matches are taking place this weekend in Round 11 of Betfred League One with two taking place today (Saturday) and two on Sunday.
After defeating Cornwall in round 10, North Wales Crusaders travel to the capital to face basement dwellers London Skolars.
The New Riiver outfit are the only side in League One yet to register a win this term. In nine matches, they have scored 162 points and conceded 447. However, Skolars will take confidence from their last home fixture which resulted in a 28-24 home defeat to Rochdale Hornets.
After a slow start to the season, North Wales have bounced back with consecutive victories in their last two matches. A 42-14 away win against Midlands Hurricanes was followed up with another on the road triumph against the Choughs.
The other fixture on Saturday will see Oldham host Hunslet.
The Roughyeds are unbeaten in their last four matches with three wins and a draw against league leaders, Dewsbury Rams. Oldham are third in the table with just one defeat which came against Doncaster.
Greg McNally could make his 300th career appearance. McNally has made 18 appearances for the Roughyeds.
Hunslet are another side who have been playing well with four wins in a row before this contest.
The West Yorkshire side are one place and one point behind Oldham with six wins and two defeats from their eight matches.
On Sunday, Midlands Hurricanes will welcome Doncaster to the Alexander Stadium.
Earlier in the week, the Hurricanes announced that Mark Dunning will take charge of the side. Dunning was Bradford Bulls’ head coach earlier in the season and he replaces Richard Squires.
Midlands have won two matches in League One this season, these wins have come against Cornwall and London Skolars. Both of these victories came at the Alexander Stadium.
With seven wins from eight matches, Doncaster occupy second place in Betfred League One. Richard Horne’s side suffered their only defeat to Dewsbury Rams.
The Dons have won all ten previous meetings, which included 48-20 and 52-18 victories in 2022.
The final match of the weekend will see Cornwall and Workington meet for the very first time.
Town have had a mixed record since their relegation from the Championship. After winning four of their opening five matches, Town have suffered defeat in their three most recent fixtures.
Cornwall will be looking for their second ever away success when they make the long journey north to Cumbria. Cornwall defeated West Wales in 2022 and this season are yet to win away, however, they did defeat London Skolars at the Memorial Ground.
Betfred League 1 Round 11 Fixtures
(Sunday, 3.00pm, unless stated)
London Skolars vs North Wales Crusaders – 3.00pm Saturday
Midlands Hurricanes vs Doncaster
Oldham vs Hunslet – 3.00pm Saturday
Workington Town vs Cornwall RLFC – 2.30pm