Kirkby Lonsdale were founded in 1877 and two seasons ago they won promotion to the Northern Premier Division. They acquitted themselves very well at the higher level to finish a very creditable eighth in the table, winning ten and losing sixteen of their matches, picking up 17 bonus in the process. I think they will agree with me when I say that their most impressive win of the season was a 17-12 home win over the eventual champions Preston Grasshoppers. The two corresponding games against ourselves resulted in heavy wins for Hull to the tune of 52-8 at the Ferens Ground and 42-12 at Underley Park.
This season they have made a good start winning three of their five games and they come to us today on the back of two consecutive wins over Alnwick by 24-10 (home) and Vale of Lune by 29-22 (away). They will be keen to give our side a hard time this afternoon.
It is a pleasure to welcome the players, officials and supporters of Kirkby Lonsdale RUFC to our ground on Saturday.