Goole set to present biggest challenge yet for unbeaten Wetherby

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Wetherby will attempt to extend their record unbeaten stretch to 42 matches when travelling to one of their main title rivals on Saturday.

Wetherby travel to face a Goole side sitting one place below them in the Yorkshire Three table.

With a perfect eight wins from eight so far this season, the Reds will not harbour any fear heading to the east coast. But Goole have been in similarly electric form, with their only one defeat coming in a narrow loss to third-placed Thornesians.

Wetherby will face Thorne two weeks after Goole, and head coach Mike Hicks admitted November would prove to be a crucial month for his side.

“They are just our next challenge,” he told the News.

“We have to be at our best and I want us to play enjoyable rugby.

“We always play our best against teams that we perceive are going to be harder than others, so I’m expecting a performance from the guys.”

Goole have a reputation for attacking rugby and, like Wetherby, have picked up bonus point wins each time they have got the better of their opponents this season.

Behind Wetherby and Thornesians, Goole are the third highest scorers with 259 points chalked up and they have conceded 22 more points than Wetherby’s defence.