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Gritty Otley to tackle Grasshoppers
12:50pm Thursday 10th October 2013 in Sport
Otley showed true grit to secure a last-ditch victory over Caldy on Saturday.
Cross Green director of rugby James Tiffany said: “Caldy were the best side that we have faced but we showed spirit and character and kept going right to the end.”
One of the key figures was flanker Daniel Temm, and his form has not gone unnoticed at Premiership level.
He played for Newcastle Falcons A on the Monday before the Caldy match. They lost 29-5 to Northampton A at Franklin’s Gardens.
On Saturday, fifth-placed Otley are at ninth-placed Preston Grasshoppers. They have lost three of their last four league matches at Lightfoot Green, going down 16-4 in 1990-91 in National League Four North and 90-5 and 43-35 in National League Two North in 2011-12 and 2012-13.
Ben Steele has reached a milestone. He broke the record for the most league appearances by an Otley hooker when he faced Dudley Kingswinford on September 21.
It was his 204th appearance, breaking the record of 203 made by Duncan Sayers.
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