SLAITHWAITE SARACENS will look to take advantage of their enforced break and power their way into the final of the Pennine Presidents Cup.
Huddersfield’s Pennine League Premier Division side were left clicking their heels on Easter Monday when their Holliday Cup final against Emley Moor was postponed due to the heavy snow.
But the fact that game was off meant player-coach Marlon Billy’s men were able to rest achy limbs ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Sharlston Rovers, when they bid to reach the final of the Pennine League’s most prestigious knockout competition for the first time.
It promises to be the most testing of assignments, with their hosts still one of the favourites to claim the Premier Division title.
But Slaithwaite intend to go there knowing they have absolutely nothing to lose and determined to pull off what would be an upset.
And by teatime tomorrow, the club will be hoping the club will be celebrating at the double.
While the senior side are at Sharlston, Saracens’ second string are aiming to reach the final of the James Joseph Conlan Memorial Trophy on Friday, April 19.
Standing in their way are fellow Division V side Meltham All Blacks, who will be hoping to make home advantage count.
At the same time, Lindley Swifts and Newsome Panthers A are also in Memorial Trophy last-four action in another tie that could prove close.
Newsome’s first team, meanwhile, face a Division I mid-table home battle against Morley Borough, while Second Division Emley aim to make up for their Holliday Cup final frustration with a home clash against Brotherton Bulldogs when a win will keep them in the title hunt.