SIDDAL will be desperate to make home advantage count when they take on Myton Warriors at Chevinedge on Saturday.
Head coach Gareth Greenwood’s men missed out on the chance to go straight into the National Conference League Grand Final after slipping to an 18-12 defeat at minor champions Wath Brow Hornets.
The Halifax side, who finished second behind the league leaders on points difference, were in the hunt throughout, with their challenge finally ended by a 76th-minute try from Francis King.
Wath Brow haven’t lost a home game all season, although they were held to a 17-17 draw in Cumbria by Hull-based Myton in September.
That shows Siddal will be able to take nothing for granted when they host the Warriors this weekend, particularly when the prize is a Premier Grand Final appearance at Widnes Vikings’ Stobart Stadium on Sunday, November 18.
And with Myton having won 32-10 at home to Siddal early in the season, they will be travelling across the M62 with some confidence, and fresh from beating Thatto Heath Crusaders in an elimination semi-final at the weekend.
But in the return fixture two months ago, Siddal gained their revenge when a 78th-minute Craig Sanderson try helped his side secure a thrilling 28-26 triumph.
A repeat of that would book Siddal a fourth consecutive Grand Final appearance.
Former Siddal junior Luke Robinson has been confirmed as Huddersfield Giants’ first-choice scrum half for next season.