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Bradford Dragons need to crack Northumbria defence
Bradford Dragons will travel north tomorrow for their next vcars.co.uk Division One match against Team Northumbria at Sports Central (tip-off 6pm) on Saturday.
Dragons will be coming off the back of a weekend of mixed fortunes which saw them get back to winning ways in the league on Saturday against Bristol but get knocked out of the National Trophy on Sunday against Hemel.
Northumbria also exited the National Trophy last weekend, going down to local rivals Tees Valley Mohawks 79-74.
This leaves Northumbria, like Bradford, concentrating solely on the league.
This is their first season in the top division and they have turned heads in the first half of the season.
They currently sit just below Dragons in sixth place on six wins and three losses.
Their success has stemmed from the defensive mindset that Northumbria head coach Marc Steutel has instilled in his team. A Dragons win could see them jump above local rivals Leeds Carnegie into third place.
Dragons will also be on their travels next weekend as they travel LSBU Brixton on Sunday, January 29.
Their next home game isn't until Saturday, February 2 when they welcome treble-winning Essex Leopards to Bradford College.
Elsewhere for Bradford, Dragons women restart their league campaign tomorrow with Mansfield Giants visiting Badford College (tip-off 4.15pm).
That will be followed at 5.45pm by Dragons II men, who will welcome Liverpool to the Trinity Road court.
Prior to both those games at 2.15pm will be the under-18 men, who will be up against Sheffield Sharks.