ST JOSEPH’S desperately need to start picking up wins to guarantee their Pennine League Premier Division survival.
Last week’s heavy 52-6 defeat at reigning champions Sharlston Rovers has seen Joe’s slump to second bottom of the top-flight table, albeit on points difference from third-bottom Elland.
The one saving grace for coach Keith Senior’s side is that they have at least one game in hand over all of their main relegation rivals.
If those extra games go in Joe’s favour, they will remain in the Premier Division, and that cause would also be helped significantly tomorrow if they can win at mid-table Crigglestone All Blacks.
And the Fartown-based side will obviously be desperate to stay up, particularly with the prospect of a Huddersfield derby Premier Division clash now looming large.
That’s because First Division leaders Slaithwaite Saracens already look nailed on for promotion, with their countdown to collecting the title continuing with a home clash against bottom club Wyke.
At the same time, Emley Moor should also notch up another Division I victory when they travel to second-bottom Keighley Town.
Newsome Panthers suffered a major Second Division setback when they were beaten at home by Brighouse Rangers in their big top-of-the-table clash a week ago, but another home test against mid-table Wortley Dragons should put them back on track.
Fellow Division II team Moldgreen should also be confident of success when they entertain Bank Top Harriers, particularly after last week’s excellent 26-6 home victory over Morley Borough.
Lindley Swifts look to maintain their strong Third Division title challenge with a trip to Sharlston Rovers A, while Underbank will be hoping to make home advantage count against West Craven Warriors in Division IV.
Meltham All Blacks go in search of win No6 in Division V as they host Queensbury A, while In Division VI leaders Newsome Panthers travel to Cowling Harlequins.
Also in action are St Joseph’s A at home to Brighouse A and Emley Moor A, who host Burley Lions.