Greetland coming to boil prior to cup date

Whilst the title is out of reach, Greetland have hit form with good wins in their last two outings in the Haslem-Sheppard Halifax & District AFL.

Manager Mark Leonard feels the fight for places in their forthcoming Challenge Cup semi final starting line up is helping his men produce the right attitude.

Greetland have been well served again this season by ‘keeper Craig Taylor, sweeper Asa Lumb, the Oldfield brothers Adam and Matt along with Danny Dorward.

The difference is the options they now have up front with Mark Heppenstall, Carl Ainley and Mark Hindle all capable of causing problems in the last third of the pitch.

Next up for Greetland is a trip to Shelf United, who have lost their last two games following a run of three consecutive wins.

Midgley United were Premier Division winners in 2003 and 2004 and are looking more and more likely to collect the trophy again this season.

Still unbeaten after 14 games, Craig Gee sends his men out to face an injury-hit Ryburn United side with confidence sky high.

Midgley’s biggest threat, and possibly only threat, is Stump Cross.

They have 10 points to make up on the leaders but have played two games fewer.

Stump travel to Holmfield, who had a good win last week, and could prove hard to beat.

Reigning champions Elland United have been in good form but may have to battle hard at a Copley United side who are fighting for top flight survival.

Sowerby United haven’t won in five and have slipped to fourth from bottom. They are only four points better off than bottom side Calder ‘76.

Sowerby host Warley Rangers and desperately need to take something from the game.

First division leaders Hebden Royd Red Star had a massive win at second placed Sowerby Bridge last week to go four points clear.

Red Star travel to an out of sorts Volunteer Arms and providing complacency does not creep in they should win.

Sowerby Bridge travel to Denholme United.

The hosts have lost their last three games which suggests the Bridge can bounce back from last week’s set back.

Northowram have been on fire of late and climbed to third.

They could, however, face a tough test at fourth placed Elland Allstars.

Salem take on Mixenden United and look likely to pile more relegation misery on them.

Halifax Irish Centre have looked good in their last two outings and could make life difficult for visitors Wadsworth United.

Stainland United’s trip to Ryburn United Reserves should see them collect three welcome points.

Sowerby Bridge Reserves have a three point advantage over Warley Rangers Reserves at the top of the second division.

Both sides look likely to be winning again as the Bridge host Halifax Irish Centre Reserves and Warley take on Halifax Athletic.

Two sides who have hit form meet when Greetland Reserves entertain AFC Crossleys. They could be hard to separate.

Hebden Royd Red Star Reserves, on home soil, can come out on top against a Shelf United Reserves side that suffered a heavy defeat last week.

Elland United Reserves’ meeting with Midgley United Reserves could be a very close affair.

In the third division, third placed Savile Arms take on fourth place Denholme United Reserves in a game that could be do or die for either side’s promotion hopes.

Brighouse Sports host Spring Hall Celtic and there should be little between them.

In the semi finals of the Albert Crabtree Cup, Calder 76 travel to Huddersfield Amateurs.

Neither side has been in the best of form this season but home advantage could play a big part in the outcome.

Holders Ovenden West Riding visit West Yorkshire League Brighouse Old Boys, who will be looking to end their visitors very long unbeaten run in the competition.