Halifax AFL: Greetland will need to be at their best against leaders Shelf United

Greetland ended a five game losing streak with their win last week and will go into their game with Premier Division leaders Shelf United in a more confident mood.

Wednesday, 28th October 2020, 10:53 am
Updated Wednesday, 28th October 2020, 10:54 am
Football - Greetland v Hebden Royd Red Star. Aaron Dorward for Greetland and George Oliver for Red Star.

Greetland will know the size of their task though and will need to be at their very best to win.

Second placed Sowerby Bridge travel to Northowram with a 100 per cent record after five games. The Rams have been somewhat inconsistent but if they produce their A game the Bridge would have to work hard for a win.

Defeats in their last two outings has dented Shelf FC title hopes with injuries playing a big part. Despite home advantage their game with Hebden Royd Red Star could be a tricky game for them.

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Football - Shelf United v Northowram. James Hurtley for Shelf and Shaun Popeck for Northowram

Sowerby United gained their first points of the season last week. A trip to AFC Crossleys is next up where they will need another performance at the level of last week to win.

First Division leaders Hebden Royd Red Star Res have a free date that opens the door for St Columbas to take over at the top. The Saints travel to Denholme United knowing it’s never an easy place to go.

Ivy House have lost some ground on the top two recently and need to put together a winning run if they are to remain in the race for honours. A possible run should start at Midgley United Res.

Illingworth St Mary’s look the likely winners of their game at Shelf United Res.

Calder 76 Res and Flying Dutchman have not been in good form and this game could go either way.

AFC Crossleys Res lead the way in the Second Division. They should be looking at winning for the sixth time this season at St Columbas Res despite the hosts recording their first win of the season last week.

Warley Rangers are hot on the tails of the leaders but their meeting with third placed Greetland Res will not be an easy game.

Calder 76 Res after a bright start have not been at their best of late but will be confident of success at Sowerby United Res.

Sowerby Bridge Res take on Shelf FC Res and look the likely winners.

Fixtures - Saturday October 31. Premier Division: AFC Crossleys v Sowerby United, Greetland v Shelf United, Northowram v Sowerby Bridge, Shelf FC v Hebden Royd Red Star. First Division: Calder 76 v Flying Dutchman, Denholme United v St Columbas, Midgley United Res v Ivy House, Shelf United Res v Illingworth St Mary’s. Second Division: Sowerby Bridge Res v Shelf FC Res, Sowerby United Res v Calder 76 Res, St Columbas Res v AFC Crossleys Res, Warley Rangers v Greetland Res.

Results - Saturday, October 24. Premier Division: Greetland 6-2 Northowram, Shelf United 4-1 Hebden Royd Red Star, Sowerby Bridge P AFC Crossleys, Sowerby United 2-1 Shelf FC. First Division: Flying Dutchman 2-7 Ivy House, Hebden Royd Red Star Res 4-1 Calder 76, Illingworth St Mary’s 1-5 St Columbas, Midgley United Res 0-3 Denholme United. Second Division: Shelf FC Res 2-7 AFC Crossleys Res, St Columbas Res 4-1 Calder 76 Res, Thornton CC 4-3 Sowerby Bridge Res, Warley Rangers 4-1 Sowerby United Res.