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Slaithwaite Saracens hope to get back on Pennine League track

SLAITHWAITE Saracens will be looking to inflict damage on a second Heavy Woollen club in the space of a week.

SLAITHWAITE Saracens will be looking to inflict damage on a second Heavy Woollen club in the space of a week.

Just seven days after beating Batley Boys in the first round of the President’s Cup, player-coach Ritchie Hawkyard’s men visit Pennine League Premier Division strugglers Dewsbury Moor.

The hosts are still looking for their first top-flight triumph of the season after six failed attempts, so Slaithwaite should be confident of securing victory and bouncing back from their shock home defeat against Halifax Irish in their last League outing 13 days ago.

St Joseph’s were desperately unlucky not to open their Championship Division account at home to Moorends Thorne Marauders last time out, narrowly losing 19-18.

But the performance should have lifted spirits ahead of tomorrow’s home clash against mid-table King Cross Park.

Newsome Panthers will still be smarting from their heartbreaking 10-8 First Division defeat at Brighouse Rangers a week ago, and they face an even more challenging assignment at second-placed Upton this weekend.

All three of the town’s Second Division sides boast home advantage tomorrow.

Title-chasing Emley Moor should keep up the pressure on leaders Illingworth when they host bottom club Clayton.

At the same time, Lindley Swifts hope to make it four wins out of five against Dodworth, while Underbank Rangers go in search of win No3 at home to Wyke.

Meltham All Blacks have hit the richest vein of form in Division V and will strengthen their second-placed position with a home victory over Hunslet Old Boys A.

The All Blacks’ latest success was the home thrashing of Huddersfield rivals Slaithwaite A, who face another very tough test as they host unbeaten leaders Hanging Heaton.

And fellow Division V side Newsome A are also at home and welcome Brighouse A.

 

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