COULD Moldgreen’s superb Holliday Cup semi-final success at St Joseph’s spark a stunning late Pennine League First Division surge?
That will be the hope of all those from the DRAM Centre as they head to struggling Victoria Rangers tomorrow.
After beating Premier Division side St Joseph’s 20-16 at Fartown last weekend, confidence is understandably high in the Moldgreen camp, and an expected sixth win of the season in Bradford would set them up nicely for the remainder of the campaign.
But while Moldgreen are in upbeat mood, beaten semi-finalists St Joseph’s will be looking to bounce back immediately in the Premier Division when they entertain Kippax Welfare.
In their cup defeat last week, St Joseph’s showed a great deal of promise in the first half only to fade away after the break.
Coach Keith Senior said Moldgreen were gifted the win and will no doubt hope his side can repeat their efforts from the first 40 minutes and sustain it for the full 80 this week.
Second-placed Newsome Panthers host Stanningley A in the Second Division and will look to grab a win to close the gap on leaders Emley Moor.
After just passing the half-way point in their season, Newsome should enter the game full of confidence based on their impressive points scored record.
The Division II team have scored 452 points and only 152 against so far this campaign.
Third Division side Slaithwaite Saracens, also riding high in their league, travel to fourth-placed Whitehall Warriors.
Only two points separate Saracens, who have only one defeat so far this season, to leaders Bank Top.
Meltham All Blacks will be looking for a much needed win as they sit second from bottom in the Fourth Division.
Meltham travel to fellow strugglers Brighouse Rangers A.
In the same division, Underbank Rangers travel to Liversedge. Just five points separate the Holmfirth side from their current position to the top spot in the league and also have two games in hand over leaders Sheffield.