LINDLEY SWIFTS are about to play their most important game of the season.
Currently riding high at the top of Division III of the Pennine League, the in-form Swifts put their unbeaten record well and truly on the line tomorrow when they visit second-placed West Leeds.
Their Leeds hosts are also unbeaten in the League this season, with eight wins out of eight, which means something will obviously have to give.
But with the Swifts top, they will be desperate not to lose that coveted spot.
It should, however, be a far different matter for fellow high-flying Huddersfield side Slaithwaite Saracens this weekend.
The Saracens continue to go from strength to strength on both the League and Cup front, and it would be the biggest shock of the season if they weren’t to chalk up an eighth League win of the campaign to remain top of Division I when they host second-bottom Keighley Town.
Also in First Division action are Emley Moor, who should return to winning ways at home to Ackworth Jaguars.
Moor go into the contest on the back of a Pennine President’s Cup defeat at Premier Division Keighley Albion, who this week visit a St Joseph’s side determined to chalk up a third win from seven top-flight starts.
In Division IV, Underbank Rangers look to cement their mid-table position with a clash at West Craven Warriors, while Division V side Meltham All Blacks will need to be at their best to guarantee a win at home to fourth-placed Queensbury A.
There’s an eagerly-awaited derby battle in Division VI where leaders Newsome Panthers entertain Emley Moor, while second-placed Slaithwaite are at bottom club Cowling Harlequins and St Joseph’s travel to Wyke A.
And in Division VII, Underbank take on Odsal Sedbergh A at The Cross.
Meanwhile, two Huddersfield clubs have Andrew Bennett Memorial Trophy first-round appointments this weekend.
Second Division leaders Newsome Panthers face the toughest possible test at unbeaten Premier Division side Sharlston Rovers and Moldgreen are at fellow Division II team Stanningley A.