H&B expecting feisty affair

Action from Hastings & Bexhill's 10-10 draw at home to Folkestone earlier in the season (SUS-141018-173709002)

Action from Hastings & Bexhill's 10-10 draw at home to Folkestone earlier in the season (SUS-141018-173709002)

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Hastings & Bexhill head coach Kevin Smith is anticipating a feisty contest when the rugby club returns to action.

After being fixtureless last weekend, H&B will resume their London Three South East campaign with a trip to Folkestone tomorrow (Saturday).

The teams fought out a 10-10 draw in October’s reverse fixture, a physical encounter in which H&B were denied victory after conceding a late try.

Smith said: “There was a bit of needle in the first game and they grizzled a bit because they felt we were a bit rough with them. I expect there will be a little residue of that going on.”

Second-bottom H&B are five places beneath a Folkestone side which has won eight of its 14 league games so far.

H&B will be eager to build on an encouraging display at home to Bromley last time out two weeks ago when they were narrowly beaten 21-15 by top three opposition having led 15-14.

“I feel we’re a bit more organised than we have been,” added Smith. “Hopefully we can play a game where we can move the ball about.”

Elsewhere tomorrow, Rye Rugby Club will entertain Crawley in Sussex One.