BAY ATHLETIC must start as firm favourites to lift the District FA Challenge Cup for a third time when they line up at the Galpharm tomorrow (7.00).
For the West Riding County Amateur League Premier Division side are currently lying second in the table, and take on Shepley, who are fourth from bottom of Division I of the District League.
But League and Cup form are two different things and Shepley provided a shock for most neutrals when they stunned District League champions Newsome WMC in the semi-finals with a 2-1 victory.
An early strike set them on their way and although Newsome equalised a breakaway goal in the second half settled the issue.
But Shepley might find Bay a different kettle of fish.
The wide open spaces of the Galpharm tend to find players out, and playing at the top echelons of the County Amateur League could give Bay the edge.
Bay Ath: McLachlan(G), Mitchell, Tartaglia, Norcliffe, Higgins, Pyke, Perrin, Howe, Gayle, Buckley, McLachlan (A), Brown, McGillivary, Fill, Salm, Taylor, Johnson.
Shepley: Auckland, Thorpe, Pearson, Gerrard, Schofield, Pennie, Thorp, Lockwood, Horn, Ingham, Ledger, Gill, Sykes, Blackburn, Fulton.
Referee: Neil Pickles. Assistant: Steven Craven, Alan Phillips.