Final glory in the offing as big four clash

THE first cup finalists of the season will be decided tomorrow when the semi finals of the Briggs Priestley Senior Cup are scheduled to be played on neutral grounds with places in the showpiece end of season final at Brighouse Town up for grabs.

Elland Cricket Club plays host to the first tie which sees ground-sharing Premier Division teams FC Royal of Pellon and FC Bowling Green face off against one another in the first of two cup draw encounters in two weeks.

Mount Tabor go into the second tie against Elland Sports at Natty Lane as far from favourites but will be keen to prove that every underdog has its day.

In league action, Division Two sports two mouth-watering encounters featuring the top four placed sides in the division as Stallions FC, who have not lost at home in the league since January 2011, host Ryburn United, with the visitors enjoying an impressive run of eight league games without defeat.

Second plays third in the other match which sees Triangle hosting Rastrick Bowling Club where the away side are hoping to halt a recent blip in form which has seen them fail to claim victory in their past three league outings.

Hebden Bridge AFC are looking to build on an impressive victory last week as they welcome the visit of Greetland Goldstars and Top Club play The Vine Reserves in a reverse fixture from last Sunday which saw The Vine Reserves claim an impressive 5-1 win. Ryburn Valley play Royd Club and Halifax Rangers Reserves face King Cross Reserves.

A full Division One programme sees leaders and form side Sun Inn host one their fellow promotion chasers in the shape of Cock & Bottle.

Thornhill Briggs play Lee Mount and Waiters Arms play Hollins Holme with the home side eager to avoid any distraction from their impending WRCFA Sunday Trophy semi final match.

Elsewhere, Oddfellows play Halifax Rangers and Ovenden Amateurs and Queens Head are at home against Old Pond and FC Champs respectively.

Ovenden hope to continue their good form and hopefully start moving up the table. Their recent run of form has coincided with the return of Jonny Douglas to the back line from injury.

In the Premier Division Carrington Rangers will be looking to claw back one of their many games in hand at home to Halifax Hammers, whilst King Cross CB&AC face Shoulder FC Northowram in anencounter which could well have an impact on the end of season relegation spots.

The remaining games sees The Vine face Bradshaw Phoenix whilst Bradshaw travel to play Engineers.

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Premier Division: Carrington Rangers v Halifax Hammers, Engineers v Bradshaw, King Cross CB & AC v Shoulder FC Northowram, The Vine v Bradshaw Phoenix.

Division One: Oddfellows v Halifax Rangers, Ovenden Amateurs v Old Pond, Queens Head v FC Champs, Sun Inn (Rastrick) v Cock & Bottle, Thornhill Briggs v Lee Mount, Waiters Arms FC v Hollins Holme.

Division Two: Halifax Rangers Reserves v King Cross CB&AC Reserves, Hebden Bridge AFC v Greetland Goldstars, Ryburn Valley v Royd Club FC, Stallions FC v Ryburn United, Top Club v The Vine Reserves, Triangle v Rastrick Bowling Club.

Briggs Priestley Senior Cup - semi finals: FC Royal of Pellon v FC Bowling Green, Mount Tabor v Elland Sports.