Shelf trip is sure to be a huge test of Ryburn’s title credentials

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Ryburn United’s Haslem-Sheppard Halifax & District AFL title bid gathered more pace with their win over Elland United last Saturday.

Now unbeaten in five games, the leaders have also defeated big rivals Greetland and AFC Crossleys in recent weeks.

Tomorrow Ryburn travel to Shelf United who, under the management of Mick Uttley, have steadily climbed the table after a poor start to the season.

There is never an easy game at Shelf and table topping Ryburn will know they must be on top of their game to win.

Second placed Greetland host Holmfield with both sides desperate for a win.

Greetland cannot afford to slip if they are to keep the pressure on the leaders, while Holmfield are only one point clear of the drop zone.

Warley Rangers put themselves back in the title race with their win at Sowerby United last week.

Neil Grogan’s men take on in-form Hebden Royd Red Star, who have now only lost once in their last seven league games.

Stump Cross could go level on points with the leaders if they were to win their games in hand.

Stump meet an Elland United side that could be smarting from last week’s heavy defeat at Ryburn United.

AFC Crossleys’ title hopes now look slim, but should they win at Sowerby United the dream would still be alive.

Stainland United host Calder 76 in a meeting of the bottom two. It has been home form that has given Stainland hope of escaping the drop and it is vital they do not lose.

Second Division leaders Sowerby Bridge Reserves face Shelf United Reserves in what may not be an easy game for the top side.

Elland Allstars, in second, have only four games left and may need wins in all them to finish in the top two.

Tomorrow’s clash with Greetland Reserves should see them win the first of those four.

Wadsworth United still look favourites for the title and should win at Halifax Irish Centre Reserves.

Halifax Athletic have been in good form and that suggests they can win at Elland United Reserves.