Amateurs bidding for semi-final place

Huddersfield Amateurs entertain Gildersome Spurs in the quarter final of the Yorkshire Old Boys Shield at Old Earth, Elland tomorrow (1.30pm).

Spurs won the trophy in 2009 and are renowned cup fighters, having won the Heavy Woollen Cup three times in the last four years.

However the “Amas” have discovered a tough winning edge to their play this season and will be hoping to progress to the last four where reigning Yorkshire Amateur League champions Stanningley are waiting.

The sides have met twice in the league this season with the Elland side winning 2-1 at home while Gildersome scored a late equaliser in Leeds to take a share of the spoils from a 3-3 draw.

Home advantage could give Amateurs the edge and they will be looking for their in-form strike force of Mark Heppenstall and Sam Frankland to lead the way.

It would not be surprising if extra time and penalties were used in a cup tie which is too close to call.

Amateurs are virtually at full strength with only James Summerskill missing from their defence. He has work commitments.

In Senior A, Ealandians will be looking for their third win of the season when they entertain mid-table Stanningley OB.

Ealandians are bottom of the table, but have played just seven league games, six fewer than Thornensians who are the team immediately above them and three fewer than third from bottom Shire Academics. They host Stanningley tomorrow.

Huddersfield Amateurs III travel to Beeston OB Reserves in a top of the table clash while the fourths travel to Old Modernians.