SLAITHWAITE Saracens are the Pennine League Third Division champions.
This season’s Holliday Cup winners completed the second part of what they hope will be a successful treble after securing a 48-0 victory over Undercliffe.
They will now be hoping to back up this latest success with victory over Huddersfield rivals Lindley Swifts in the Andrew Bennett Memorial trophy final at Dewsbury Rams’ Tetley’s Stadium on Bank Holiday Monday, May 26.
And with the League wrapped up, coach Ritchie Hawkyard may decide to rotate his squad to keep them fresh for their big derby final showdown.
Slaithwaite certainly have enough depth in the squad to adopt such a policy with some success, with several of their younger players and second-team members in action against Undercliffe due to injuries, illness and work commitments for several first-team regulars.
But, just like last week, they rose to the challenge magnificently, not only to beat Undercliffe but to ‘nil’ them in the process.
Out of the last four outings, the Saracens have scored 100 points and conceded just eight, with two of the games against First and Second Division opposition.
It took the Saracens 10 minutes to open their account against Undercliffe and by half-time had opened up a 20-0 advantage.
The second half started as the first finished, with tries being scored at regular intervals and the defence snuffing out any threat from the visitors’ attack.
Undercliffe just had no answer to the Saracens’ fast, open attacks and finished up on the wrong end of a heavy scoreline.