Birkenshaw in cup final

BIRKENSHAW ARL are aiming to bring home the silverware when they appear in the Jack Senior Cup Final at Odsal on Sunday, May 15.

The East Bierley based side will take on fellow Pennine League Division One team Wibsey Warriors in a match which kicks off at 3.30pm. Earlier at 1.30pm Wibsey Warriors A team take on Queensbury A in the Hudson Foster Cup.

Reaching the cup final is a highlight for Birkenshaw who have had a roller coaster season so far. Early on in the season they were challenging for a place in the new Pennine League Championship but they faded out of contention at the turn of the year.

On Sunday Birkenshaw will be aiming to improve on their league performances against Wibsey Warriors who have beaten them home and away this season.

On their way to the final Birkenshaw have claimed some impressive scalps including those of Bank Top Harriers and Dudley Hill in the semi-finals.

After the final Birkenshaw have two league matches to complete their Division One programme. They entertain Emley on May 21 and travel to Ackworth on May 28.