Fixture pile-up is guaranteed in Bradford Sunday Alliance League (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Fixture pile-up is guaranteed in Bradford Sunday Alliance League
Their involvement in the FA Sunday Cup, plus postponements for snow and ice, means that the Premier Division duo have only played seven league matches in the first half of the season.
The weather, which again caused the postponement of all league fixtures yesterday, and also disrupted the Bradford & District FA Sunday Senior Cup and Bradford & District FA Sunday Cup, has also hit West Bowling hard.
Their great run in the West Riding County FA Sunday Cup has put them behind with their league commitments.
Thornton United will book a semi-final berth in the Bradford & District FA Sunday Senior Cup tie if they beat lower-division opponents Lane Ends in the quarter-finals.
Bolton Woods were also involved in the FA Sunday competition but because of their decision not to enter the West Riding County FA Sunday Cup, they are pretty well placed in the league, having played 12 Alliance fixtures and are lying third in the top flight.
They have a big fixture on Sunday, February 10 when they entertain league champions and league leaders Buttershaw White Star in the third round of the Senior League Cup.
White Star, still undefeated in the league this season, are in pole position at the halfway stage, and although they are out of the West Riding County FA Sunday Cup (their only defeat of the season), they are still fighting on at district level.
If both they and West Bowling win through, there will be a large collision in the semi-finals of the Bradford and District FA Sunday Cup.
However, West Bowling have an enviable record in the West Riding County FA Sunday Cup, having won it twice in the last five seasons and been runners-up on two other occasions.
White Eagles, from Division One, will also have a fixture pile up at the end of the season.
They are a round behind in the West Riding County FA Sunday Cup and will play their fourth-round tie at home to Leeds City Rovers this weekend and, if they are successful they will have to play their quarter-final the week after against Chapeltown Fforde Grene.
The Bradford Sunday Alliance will definitely have a team in the semi-finals of the West Riding County FA Sunday Senior Cup because Stanningley Albion entertaining last season’s beaten finalists West Bowling in the quarter-finals.