ONLY a month into the season and there’s already a big game in Division II of the Pennine League tomorrow – featuring Newsome Panthers!
It takes place at Wortley Dragons where the Leeds-based side – coached by Giants prop Paul Jackson, who is re-joining Castleford Tigers next season – look to make it four wins out of four against their visitors from Huddersfield.
And with the unbeaten Panthers determined to retain top spot on the back of a fifth straight triumph, a cracking contest should be guaranteed.
Newsome head to Wortley after last week’s hard-fought 36-26 derby triumph over Moldgreen, who will be keen to bounce at home to Brighouse Rangers.
Both of the town’s First Division sides are at home this weekend.
Slaithwaite Saracens will be confident of getting win No3 against West Bowling A, but Emley Moor face a tough challenge at unbeaten leaders Clayton.
Another side who have made an outstanding start to the season are Lindley Swifts, who lead the Third Division after making it three wins out of three at Liversedge last weekend, and that will give them confidence ahead of the trip to third-placed Littleborough.
In Division IV, Underbank Rangers face their must challenging assignment of the season when they host unbeaten leaders Selby Warriors, while Division V side Meltham All Blacks will be confident of chalking up their third win at home to bottom club Stainland Stags.
There’s a mouth-watering derby clash in Division VI where Newsome Panthers entertain Slaithwaite A, while St Joseph’s are at home to Westgate Wolves and Emley Moor travel to Cowling Harlequins.
And in Division VII, Underbank visit Clayton.
At the same time, Premier Division St Joseph’s travel to the east coast to face Hull Dockers in the first round of the BARLA Yorkshire Cup, with the second-round draw held immediately after the tie in the Dockers’clubhouse.