IT’S pay-back time for Sheffield Eagles against Keighley Cougars.
The Eagles aim to extend their lead over the Cougars in the battle for top six places. “Keighley beat us at the beginning of the season and we’re still sore about that and want revenge,” said coach Mark Aston. “Three of our last five games are at Don Valley and we need to make that count. People have to know that when they come to Don Valley they are going to cop for it.
“Don Valley is a tight pitch and we can get close and physical and make sure we come out on top.”
Keighley won 23-16 at Cougar Park in April. The game was marred by a Cougars’ try awarded on the ‘seventh tackle’ and a controversial offside decision that denied Eagles what could have been a crucial score. In the aftermath Alex Szostak and Dane McDonald were given two-match bans for a dangerous tackle based on evidence of a Keighley fan’s film of the game.
Matt Thomason, who was the referee for that game, will take charge of Friday clash.