Inspired Wibsey Warriors can avoid the drop in the Pennine League

Luke Helliwell, left, has been producing some eye-catching displays for Wibsey Warriors

Luke Helliwell, left, has been producing some eye-catching displays for Wibsey Warriors

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Wibsey Warriors travel to Halifax Irish on Saturday, looking to put further distance between themselves and the relegation zone in the Pennine League Premier Division.

Last week's superb win at Keighley will have coach Jason Hirst's men brimming with confidence.

Nick Fontaine is a real danger on the attacking front, while Luke Helliwell has also been catching the eye.

In the Championship DivisionQueensbury welcome second-from-bottom Kings Cross Park to Hilltop.

With New Earswick All Blacks facing a tricky test at Chequerfield Rangers, Queensbury coach Andy Senior knows that a victory could mean they move up the table. Joe Walker and Leighton Ruff are the 'Bury men to watch.

A cracker of a game is guaranteed when Wyke take on Birkenshaw in the first round of the Bradford ARL Jack Senior Memorial Trophy.

Wyke will look to the ever-reliable Simon Owen and veteran Ian Wormald to lead their pack, while Birky have full back Ben Nabozny to threaten the Wyke defensive line.

A big derby game also takes place in the first round of the Bradford ARL Hudson Foster Trophy when Wibsey Warriors A face West Bowling A. Bragging rights are at stake, and neither will give an inch in their desire to progress.

In the same competition, Victoria Rangers take to the field against Odsal Sedbergh A in what is sure to be an explosive semi-final.

Vics start firm favourites. However, in a cup match anything can happen, and Sedge will be out to create an upset.

In the Pennine President's Cup, Bank Top Harriers look to progress to the third round when they entertain Pontefract outfit Upton.

The game's likely to be a tight affair, with Bank Top struggling at the foot of the Premier Division and Upton pushing hard for promotion out of the Championship Division.

Adam Mitchell is a key man for Bank Top, while hooker James Banks will provide the go-forward.

West Bowling face a tricky tie at Drighlington. However, speedy winger Jordan Laban is in fine try- scoring form, while centre Jason Marshall is also proving a real handful to opposition defences.

In the Kingstone Press Championship National Conference League Division TwoDudley Hill travel to Wakefield outfit Stanley Rangers.

In-form winger Jamie Brentley misses out with a back injury and is replaced by Gavin Mezals, who gets his first outing of the season.

Half-back Andy Robinson and Ray Brook are both available for selection, as is prop Mark Chivers.

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