Thornhill Trojans clash will revive happy memories for West Bowling

Nigel Halmshaw is returning for West Bowling this weekend

Nigel Halmshaw is returning for West Bowling this weekend

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West Bowling aim to leapfrog Thornhill Trojans in the Pennine League Premier Division table when the Dewsbury outfit arrive at Emsley's Recreation Ground on Saturday.

The game will rekindle many happy memories for West’s, who always enjoyed close tussles when the sides met in the National Conference League, and they know that a home success will further enhance their progress in the Pennine top flight.

The Trojans have games in hand but will still be smarting after their President's Cup exit at the hands of Wibsey last week.

Bowling will be boosted by the return of Sha Basha, Johnny Summers and Nigel Halmshaw. However, late fitness checks will take place regarding Aidy Leek and Max Trueman. Wingman Jordan Laban misses out with a leg injury.

Wibsey Warriors, who are running hot at the business end of the season, will relish the chance to turn over leaders Hunslet Old Boys at Northfield Road.

The old boys badly need the points to stave off the strong challenge from Sharlston Rovers.

The Warriors, on the other hand, are celebrating their escape from relegation worries with excellent cup successes but they are bound to miss the input of packman Charles Marsh and Shaun Godfrey.

Free-scoring centre Nick Fontaine is also injured but prop Mark Darragh returns to the fray.

Bank Top Harriers are firm favourites to post their first win of the campaign against strugglers Halifax Irish at Lidget Green.

Queensbury player-coach Andy Senior is convinced that their early-season poor form has cost them the chance of promotion from the Championship Division.

Bury’s recent excellent run has seen them climb the table, and they will continue to put pressure on the other contestants with a hefty points total when they travel to bottom-of-the-table Moorends Thorne Marauders.

Birkenshaw are on a revenge mission when they journey to Batley Boys in Championship Division One.

Birky lost the high-scoring home encounter 44-30 in January, when Batley wingman Rob Garforth plundered four touchdowns out wide.

Wyke have a clear task when they welcome Allerton Bywater. The black and whites have to win the match to keep their status in Division One.

Bywater are safe with nothing to play for, while a Wyke win will close the gap to just one point with games in hand on fellow relegation battlers Sharlston Rovers A.

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