ST JOSEPH’S are about to face the biggest test of their improvement in form.
After a shaky start to life in the Pennine League Premier Division, Jody Shaw’s side have collected three points out of the last four.
But tomorrow, they travel to unbeaten leaders Halifax Irish, who have won all four of their opening top-flight fixtures, and Joes are only too well aware only their best will be good enough.
First Division Moldgreen also face a tough test this weekend.
The side from the DRAM Centre have made a steady start to their campaign, with three wins out of six, and know they face a strong home challenge against a Siddal A side with three wins from four starts.
Newsome Panthers will be hoping to carry on from where they left off following last week’s free date due to the Super League Grand Final.
Coach Phil Joseph’s side have won all six of their games and will be determined to make it a magnificent seven at Stanningley A.
And remaining hot on the heels of the leaders are Emley Moor, who will cement second spot with a home win over third-placed Wyke.
Third Division leaders Lindley Swifts are another Huddersfield club bidding to make it seven wins out of seven, and they will be bitterly disappointed if that’s not achieved at struggling Selby, who have lost their opening four games.
But it’s going to be a bit tougher for Slaithwaite Saracens, who travel to fellow mid-table team Hoyland Vikings.
Underbank Rangers have made a solid start to their Division IV campaign and will be confident of securing a third win out of four at home to Hollinwood, while rapidly-improving Meltham All Blacks will be hoping to make home advantage count against Liversedge.
In Division V, Moldgreen’s second string travel to Clayton A, while in Division VI St Joseph’s A entertain Wibsey Warriors and Division IV side Slaithwaite A host Rochdale Mayfield B.