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18 Apr 2024

Betfred League One Preview | Round 6

Betfred League One Preview | Round 6

It's Round 6 of Betfred League One this weekend, with another round of fixtures set to take place across the country's third tier.

North Wales Crusaders are back at home in week six and will be looking to bounce straight back from their defeat to Keighley last weekend.

They will face Rochdale Hornets at Colwyn Bay, who come into this game on the back of a big win against Newcastle Thunder in Round 5.

There have been a series of close contests in recent years between the two sides, with both teams winning at their home grounds in last year’s fixtures.

There could be a chance for Keighley Cougars to jump into top spot if they can come up with a win on Sunday, as they travel to play a winless Newcastle Thunder.

The Cougars are still unbeaten this year, alongside Sean Long's Oldham who sit out this week, but it is Newcastle who have won their last three home meetings with Keighley.

Matt Foster’s men haven’t tasted victory at Kingston Park since 2018 – could this all be set to change, or will history repeat itself in 2024?

Meanwhile, Hunslet are home to Workington and will also be eyeing up a place at the top end of the table. They currently sit fourth and will be hoping to break into the top three with a win this weekend.

Hunslet have also been boosted by recent confirmation of a dual-registration agreement with Championship high-flyers Wakefield Trinity - a chance to have a good calibre of players at their disposal, which could help them continue to challenge and compete at the top of League One.

Finally, it’s a clash between two clubs outside the heartlands, as Cornwall, who are still seeking their first win, host Midlands Hurricanes at The Memorial Ground.

Both founded in 2021, the clubs have just four previous meetings between them, with Cornwall beating their opponents for the first time in July last year; Midlands having won the other three.

Betfred League One Round 6 fixtures:

North Wales Crusaders v Rochdale Hornets

Newcastle Thunder v Keighley Cougars

Hunslet RLFC v Workington Town

Cornwall RLFC v Midlands Hurricanes

The full fixture list for Betfred League One and all of the relevant information and kick-off times can be found here.

Photo Credit: Rochdale Hornets