WOOLSTON Rovers have waited years for this day.

After what seemed like eternal play-off heartache, the Green and Golds finally made it out of National Conference Division Three last season with a glorious title win.

They now line up in Division Two and first up is a trip to East Yorkshire to take on Beverley on Saturday, kick off 2.30pm.

Poor weather has hindered their preparations somewhat – the Stuart Middleton Foundation Warrington Cup Final defeat to Crosfields on February 15 has been their only match time – and head coach Mal Holt admits the situation “isn’t ideal.”

Nevertheless, he says he and assistant coach Rob Campbell will be leading a strong squad to face Beverley.

He also praised the standard of training throughout pre-season as the squad prepares for life at a higher level.

“We are really relishing the challenges that we will face this season in Division Two and we are looking forward to what will be a tough trip to Beverley,” he said.

“Training has been very good throughout the pre-season although the poor weather has hindered our game time, with us only managing to play the game with Crosfields.

“It isn’t ideal but I am sure that most of the clubs will have suffered with cancellations over the past month.

“However, Rob Campbell and myself will have a strong squad to choose from and hopefully we can get the season off on a positive note.”

Rovers are running a coach to East Yorkshire to watch the game, which leaves Monk Sports Club at 10.15am.

Any supporters wishing to travel to Beverley with the team should contact Nikki Whalley on 07889170895.