ONE of Huddersfield’s most eagerly-awaited Pennine League derbies takes place tomorrow.
Lindley Swifts host Newsome Panthers in a Division II clash that could go a long way to determining who takes the title this season.
Both sides are battling it out at the top end of the table, with second-placed Newsome and fourth-placed Lindley within striking distance of leaders Bank Top Harriers.
That means neither side can really afford to slip up and, therefore, adds to the importance of a fixture that is always guaranteed to capture the imagination.
At the same time, Premier Division side St Joseph’s are gearing up for their biggest challenge of the season so far.
They make the tough trip to Leeds to face leaders Queen’s, who are tipped by many as the team most likely to finish the season champions.
Division I West side Emley Moor have the chance to strengthen their mid-table position with an important win at home to fellow play-off chasers King Cross Park.
And in Division IV, Underbank Rangers bid to get their promotion campaign back on track with a win at New Earswick All Blacks A.
Slaithwaite Saracens A should retain top spot in Division V with a victory at home to Whitehall Warriors and home advantage should also suit Newsome A down to the ground against struggling Stainland Stags.
But Meltham All Blacks are on the road for their mid-table tussle against Guiseley Rangers.
St Joseph’s will be expected to remain in the Division VI promotion mix with an anticipated home win over Clayton A, while Emley Moor A will be looking to build on their victory over Cowling Harlequins with another win at Keighley Town A.