UNDERBANK are looking to clinch their first win in the Conference National this season when they take on Liverpool Buccaneers at The Cross tomorrow (2.30).
Before their new campaign started last Sunday, a hopeful head coach Andy Boothroyd, said the club could go one step further than their 2007 semi-final play-off exit last September.
But this wish was dealt a blow when they suffered a 38-26 defeat at Hemel Stags in their opening fixture.
Boothroyd, however, is confident the side can bounce back by claiming a win tomorrow.
He said: “Based on our performance at Hemel, I’m sure we can get the victory. It is important for us to win against Liverpool to get confidence going.
“To say the lads haven’t had any pre-season games they did well on Sunday.
“I’m sure in about two or three games time they should start to click as a unit. It takes this long usually to get the match fitness back.
“When they click, we’ll be a force in this league.”
Similar to Rangers, Liverpool also started the 2008 Conference National season with a defeat.
The Merseyside club, a new side in the league made up of ex-students and rugby union players from the area, were thrashed 56-10 at Warrington.
And, ahead of their trip to Holmfirth, Boothroyd said he expects to have a full strength squad available to choose a starting 13 from.
He added: “We have a lot of good new faces in the team this year – about threequarters of the side are new.
“I’m still very hopeful we should comfortably make it to the play-offs at the end of the year.”
Underbank: Bellas, Rawalai, Beal, Senior, Vinaka, Worthington, Garside, Young, Birt, Lofthouse, Jackson, Stewart, York. Subs: Lord, Roche, Hirst, Matanayabu.