Woodlands target double success over St Lawrence

John Wood's Cleckheaton are firing on three fronts as the champions target more silverware.
John Wood's Cleckheaton are firing on three fronts as the champions target more silverware.

Woodlands entertain Pudsey St Lawrence twice over a weekend which could prove pivotal in their quest for league and cup success.

Woodlands are three points clear of near neighbours Cleckheaton at the top of JCT600 Bradford League Division One as they welcome third placed St Lawrence to Albert Terrace tomorrow.

The sides then lock horns for the second time in 24 hours on Sunday with a place in the Sovereign Health Care Priestley Cup semi-finals at stake.

Woodlands saw their treble hopes ended last week by a surprise defeat to Kirkburton in the Heavy Woollen Cup and know this weekend’s double header with St Lawrence provides an excellent chance for them to bounce back .

Cleckheaton already have a Black Sheep Yorkshire Champions Trophy semi-final against York to look forward to and John Wood’s men remain on course to challenge on three fronts.

The Division One champions aim to keep pressure on Woodlands tomorrow when they entertain fourth placed Farsley before welcoming Hanging Heaton to Moorend in the Priestley Cup.

A third side harbouring Priestley Cup semi-final hopes are East Bierley and they face a tricky trip to Bradford & Bingley, while the other last eight tie sees second division leaders Undercliffe at home to Pudsey Congs.

Bierley have had an indifferent start to their league campaign but hope with first team regulars now available, they can start to climb the table from ninth place.

Bierley travel to Hanging Heaton in the league tomorrow before turning their attentions to Sunday’s cup clash at wagon Lane.

Bierley’s second team are in Priestley Shield quarter-final action on Sunday when they travel to Pudsey St Lawrence.