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League One

12 May 2022

Betfred League One Round 8 Preview

Betfred League One Round 8 Preview

Winless pair Cornwall and West Wales Raiders go head-to-head on Our League this weekend in a set of headline fixtures in Betfred League One.

A 3pm kick off on Sunday, newcomers Cornwall have sit ninth in the table thanks to a better points difference than the Raiders and fellow winless outfit London Skolars.

They have shown spells of what they are capable of in the league so far this year but are yet to get over the line - could this be the fixture they finally do it?

West Wales are bottom of the table after six games played but will undoubtedly target this fixture as a winnable one after a tough start which has seen them concede 412 points and score 28.

Elsewhere, a huge game at the top of the table takes place as Keighley Cougars host Rochdale Hornets, also a 3pm kick off on Sunday.

In-form Keighley are out to protect a perfect record of six wins from six so far this year and will hand a home debut to new signing Dane Chisholm.

The halfback arrived from Featherstone earlier this month and helped his new side to a win at West Wales last time and he will be hoping to spearhead a charge to promotion.

This week, Rochdale have added Jy Hitchcox and Rob Worrincy to an already impressive squad which includes the likes of Fuiffui Moimoi and Rangi Chase.

Rochdale lost their first game of the season against North Wales but since then have won six games in a row - will they continue that run this week?

Hunslet are at home to Swinton Lions in a battle off two sides with firm play-off ambitions in 2022.

Two of the sport's most historic clubs, Swinton are aiming to bounce back from relegation last season and have managed four wins from six games so far this year as they search for an immediate return to the Championship.

Hunslet meanwhile have collected seven points from six games so far and know a win would propel them above their opponents this weekend with success at the South Leeds Stadium?

On Saturday, North Wales Crusaders face the challenge of Oldham at home in a 5.30pm kick off. North Wales have won seven from seven so far this year and have their sights on promotion back to the second tier.

Oldham in opposition were relegated last year and have suffered something of an indifferent start to their season. They are seventh as it stands after two wins from six, can they kickstart their 2022 this weekend?