Wibsey don’t want a cup slip-up to Upton

Weekend preview

Weekend preview

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A number of sides in the Bradford area are in knockout action this weekend as they compete in the BARLA ACE Insurance National Cup second round.

Wibsey Warriors are at home to Pennine League Championship Division outfit Upton in what could be a tricky tie.

The Pontefract side are having a strong season, challenging for promotion, while the Warriors are finding life a struggle in the Premier Division.

But the Warriors do have a good cup pedigree and should be too strong with home advantage.

Division Four leaders Victoria Rangers have a tough task as they take on Huddersfield visitors Slaithwaite Saracens.

Rangers are unbeaten so far this season but will need to be at their very best to pull off a shock against Saracens, who play their league football five divisions higher.

Queensbury travel to St Helens to face Haydock, who hail from the North West Premier League.

Meanwhile, Wyke take on fellow Pennine Division One side Doncaster Toll Bar in the Andrew Bennett Memorial Trophy second round.

Doncaster have already done the double over the Black and Whites in the league and inflicted a heavy 60-16 defeat last time out.

But anything can happen in the cup and Wyke will be looking to make home advantage count.

Pennine League action sees West Bowling having to travel to Queens with a mounting injury list for their Premier Division clash.

Liam Martin (shoulder), Aidy Leek (knee) and Adam Rearden (shoulder) are just a few of the players on the casualty list.

Bowling beat Queens last time out but, with as many as ten players unavailable, could be in for a difficult afternoon.

Rock-bottom Bank Top Harriers have the chance to open their account for the season when they face fellow strugglers Keighley.

Birkenshaw should have too much firepower for Lindley Swifts, who languish close to the foot of the Championship One table.

Odsal Sedbergh could gain ground on the Division One promotion challengers if they can overcome visiting Brotherton Bulldogs.

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