Harvey names line-up for Scottish trip08/11/2013
The Islanders have made only three changes to their starting line-up for this weekend's clash with London Scottish at the Athletic Ground in the GKIPA Championship (Kick Off 14:00 on Sunday).
Ben Harvey's Jersey will be looking to re-find the form that brought them early league wins over Bedford Blues and Nottingham having come so close to then second placed Rotherham Titans last time out.
Harvey makes two changes in the backs with Jimmy Williams getting another chance in the nine jersey as Nicky Griffiths drops to the bench with competition very strong at half-back. Mark Foster comes in on the wing as Mark McCrea again starts at inside-centre having impressed at Clifton Lane last Saturday. Drew Locke recovers from his knock against Titans to take his place on the substitutes bench.
There is one notable change in the pack as Dave Markham is selected for his first league start of the season. The front and back row remain unchanged having impressed several times already this season, whilst skipper Alex Rae is an ever-consistent in the boilerhouse.
Jersey field another strong replacements bench with the familiar face of Jon Brennan making the trip alongside fellow front-row forwards Tom Fidler and Nick Selway, the latter also covering at hooker with Luke Stratford carrying an injury. Islander' James Voss again makes the 22 to cover at second-row and back-row, whilst Latu Makaafi returns from his broken jaw to immediately make the match-day squad as Harvey names a five; two split.
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Jersey RFC starting line-up:
15 Aaron Penberthy, 14 Mark Foster, 13 Grant Pointer, 12 Mark McCrea, 11 Ed Dawson, 10 Niall O'Connor, 9 Jimmy Williams, 1 Sean McCarthy, 2 David Felton, 3 David Young, 4 David Markham, 5 Alex Rae ©, 6 Ben Maidment, 7 Joe Buckle, 8 Tom Brown.
Replacements: Tom Fidler, Nick Selway, Jon Brennan, James Voss, Latu Makaafi, Nicky Griffiths, Drew Locke.