Tough test for Allerton in cup tie

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Allerton will start as big underdogs as they face Buttershaw White Star in this weekend’s delayed Bradford & District FA Sunday Senior Cup third-round tie.

While White Star are unbeaten in the Bradford Sunday Alliance League as they push for the Premier Division title, Allerton are only fifth in Division One so must hope to make home advantage count.

The rest of the competition has reached the semi-final stage, with the winners of this tie visiting Premier strugglers Mill Lane in the last eight and Swaine Green of Division 1B then next in line.

The other semi-final is between Premier high-fliers West Bowling and Division 1A outfit Wyke Rangers, so a final between heavyweights Bowling and White Star remains a possibility.

League action this weekend includes tasty top-flight clashes between leaders Sandy Lane and fourth-placed Bolton Woods, while West Bowling – who are second – tackle Stanningley Albion, in fifth spot.

At the other end of the table, Thornton United and Dudley Hill Rangers go head to head.

Top match in Division 1A sees Bolton Woods Socials entertain Wyke Rangers, who are second and third respectively waiting for leaders Pudsey United to slip up.

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