TWO Huddersfield clubs are dreaming of Pennine President’s Cup glory this weekend.
Premier Division St Joseph’s and runaway Division I leaders Slaithwaite Saracens are in quarter-final action in the Pennine League’s most prestigious knockout competition tomorrow – and will be hoping to make home advantage count.
Slaithwaite, in particular, will be confident of progressing to the last four as they host a Birkenshaw side they beat 24-10 away from home just six days ago.
But the task for St Joseph’s is far harder when they entertain top-flight leaders Sharlston Rovers, who have yet to taste League defeat and continue to go from strength to strength.
Another side hoping to strike a knockout blow this weekend are Lindley Swifts, who should prove strong enough to secure a home win over fellow Third Division side Liversedge and progress into the semi-final of the Andrew Bennett Memorial Trophy.
On the League front, First Division Emley Moor face a tough trip to second-placed Westgate Wolves.
But in arguably the biggest League fixture of the day, Newsome Panthers travel to Wibsey Warriors in a potential Division II title decider, with the Panthers having lost just one game and the Warriors unbeaten, while Moldgreen should be confident of winning at home to second-bottom Greetland.
Division IV side Underbank are another who should hit winning form when they travel to Drighlington A, although the task for Division V side Meltham All Blacks looks far harder as they brace themselves for a trip to leaders Woodhouse Warriors.
In Division VI, there’s a derby clash as Emley Moor lock horns with St Joseph’s, while leaders Newsome are at home to Westgate Wolves and Slaithwaite visit Cowling Harlequins.
Kick-off times for the Cup ties are 2pm and not like the League fixtures which start at 2.30pm.