Queensbury pack a punch for Haydock trip

DRIVING FORCE: Aaron Priestley goes on the charge for Wyke in last week’s defeat to Doncaster Toll Bar. His side are due to head to Allerton Bywater tomorrow

DRIVING FORCE: Aaron Priestley goes on the charge for Wyke in last week’s defeat to Doncaster Toll Bar. His side are due to head to Allerton Bywater tomorrow

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Queensbury will field their strongest pack of the season if the BARLA Ace Insur-ance National Cup second round tie gets underway at Haydock tomorrow.

Former Sheffield Eagles prop Dan Hawksworth proved he is fully fit following a knee injury after a successful outing with the third string and second-rower Joe Walker is back after work commitments.

Coach Andy Senior confirmed that full back Billy Naylor will miss out following a car accident that resulted in a broken thumb and recent signing, centre Alex Detouche from Wibsey Warriors, will start the game after an impressive debut against Methley.

Bank Top Harriers will be desperate to get their Pennine President’s Cup second-round tie on against Upton at Lidget Green.

The Harriers, who are bottom of the Premier Div-ision, have been out of action for three weeks and face a possible switch of venue to Championship title contenders Upton, who benefited from similar good fortune last week when they knocked Wibsey out of the National Cup after the Warriors had also surrendered home advantage.

Wibsey Warriors A host local rivals West Bowling A in the opening round of the Hudson Foster Bradford Supplementary Cup at Northfield Road.

The Warriors second string, who are having a good season in Division Two, welcome a Bowling side that will contain a large contingent of under-18 players but will lack free-scoring flyer Brett Greenwood, who has a shoulder injury.

West Bowling return to Pennine League Premier action with a home game against Thornhill Trojans at Emsleys Rec.

The Trojans are playing catch-up after good cup runs and have only lost one match so far. They will meet a Wests outfit containing pack enforcer Connor Wood and classy centre Jack Dawson, who both return from injury.

Wibsey Warriors face another huge challenge when they journey to league leaders Sharlston Rovers. The Warriors feel they are in a false position – second from bottom – with only one league win to their name after being diverted by cup exploits.

Wyke are in Division One action at the Manor against Allerton Bywater, while Odsal Sedbergh are bound to have a battle royal on their visit to promotion-chasing West Leeds.

Clayton could be celebrating their first win of the Division Two campaign when they visit fellow strugglers West Craven Warriors.

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