HUDDERSFIELD clubs are ready to hit the Cup trail this weekend.
Most of the town’s teams are in Pennine President’s Cup, Pennine Supplementary Cup or Andrew Bennett Memorial Trophy action tomorrow.
Moldgreen lead the challenge in the elite President’s Cup competition and will fancy their chances of progressing against fellow First Division side Illingworth, even though they are away.
While Moldgreen have won five of their 11 League fixtures, Iliingworth have triumphed on just three occasions, and there would be some disappointment at the DRAM Centre if they fell at the first hurdle.
And that’s obviously something the clubs in Memorial Trophy action will also be keen to avoid.
Six Huddersfield teams are ready to do battle, with two hoping to make home advantage count.
They are Underbank Rangers, who will be confident of getting the better of fellow Fourth Division side Thornton, and another Division IV team Meltham All Blacks, although they face a far stiffer test against Second Division Dearne Valley Bulldogs.
Division II leaders Emley Moor are in a rich vein of form and will be confident of winning at fellow Second Division side Thornhill Trojans A and Moor’s big division rivals, Newsome Panthers, should be too strong for Third Division strugglers Sharlston A.
In-form Slaithwaite Saracens travel to fellow Division III team Littleborough confident of success, while second-placed Third Division side Lindley Swifts should also be confident when they travel to Hollinwood from Division IV.
All three of the town’s second string compete in the Supplementary Cup first round.
Slaithwaite are at home to West Craven Warriors, St Joseph’s entertain Clayton A and Moldgreen visit Rochdale Mayfield B.
Meanwhile, in the Pennine League Premier Division, St Joseph’s face their first game without head coach Jody Shaw when they travel to Queensbury.