Can under-achievers Holmfield defy odds?

It’s a case of catch us if you can in the Premier Division following leaders Midgley United’s emphatic win over fellow title hopefuls Stump Cross.

Last Saturday’s win stretched Midgley’s lead to nine points at the half way stage of their season.

Even more amazingly, Craig Gee’s men have now gone 30 games undefeated in the in the Haslem-Sheppard Halifax & District AFL.

Next up for the leaders is a visit from a Holmfield side that has so far failed to fufil expectations this season.

The signings of Gareth Gaukroger and Danny Kirman from AFC Crossleys, along with former Ovenden WR man Michael Palethorpe, were expected to see Holmfield push for honours but that has not materialised.

Craig Lobley is one of the most consistent ‘keepers in the league and Danny Patchett a dangerous raider. Midgley will not take them for granted.

Stump Cross face another tough test when they travel to Ryburn United, who went second on goal difference last week. Both sides know they have to win if they are to start eating into Midgley’s lead.

Greetland, in fourth, are two points worse off than Ryburn and Stump having played a game more.

Their title hopes look slim unless they can put together a long winning run. That has to start tomorrow when they visit last season’s runners up Warley Rangers.

Sowerby United host reigning champions Elland United in what could be a difficult game for the hosts.

Calder 76, with defeats in their last two outings, take on the improving Copley United. Calder need to win to pull away from the danger zone.

Hebden Royd Red Star were held by Denholme United last week but are still unbeaten and top Division One.

However they face another tough test tomorrow when they take on a Wadsworth United side that has now won in its last four outings.

Sowerby Bridge are just two points adrift of the leaders, having played a game less. They host near neighbours Ryburn United Reserves and look the likely winners.

Third place Elland Allstars now need the top two to slip up and continue their winning streak. Allstars face a real tester when they go to Salem.

Denholme United host a Stainland United side that has taken just one point from their last seven games.

Northowram have scored three times in each of their last five outings. If they extend that run tomorrow they could come out on top against Mixenden United.

Volunteer Arms suffered a heavy defeat at Wadsworth United but could bounce back against Halifax Irish Centre.

Sowerby Bridge Reserves have opened a six point lead at the top of the second division. They travel to fourth-placed Shelf United Reserves where a win would give their title hopes a massive boost.

Second-placed Warley Rangers Reserves are also on the road with a trip to AFC Crossleys for what may prove to be a tricky game.

Elland United Reserves host Hebden Royd Red Star Reserves in what may be a close affair.

Greetland Reserves, on home soil, may be too good for Halifax Irish Centre Reserves.

Sowerby United Reserves won for only the second time last week and will need a similar show at Halifax Athletic.

There are two massive clashes in the third division.

Leaders Calder 76 Reserves travel to Spring Hall Celtic and could find it tough.

Second placed Shelf FC host third placed Denholme United Reserves who are 10 points behind them but have played five fewer games.