ALTHOUGH they still have a slim chance of making the play-offs, West Bowling are expecting to face relegated Bradford Dudley Hill next season in Kingstone Press National Conference League Division Two.

Coach Ryan Hunkin, whose side have three league matches left, said: "We are looking forward to renewing our rivalry with Dudley Hill."

West Bowling are currently in ninth, three places and three points outside a play-off place with matches to come at basement boys Leigh East on September 1 and Askam (currently seventh) on September 15 with a home match against East Leeds (fifth) sandwiched between.

Bowling's chances dipped after a 34-20 defeat against Hull Dockers, who occupy the last play-off place in sixth at the moment, last weekend.

Hunkin said: "We could have been a point ahead of them, but instead we are three points behind them, and we need to beat Leigh East to keep our hopes alive."

With all eyes focused on the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup final tomorrow, there is a very restricted programme in both the National Conference League and the Yorkshire Men's League.

In the latter's Division Three, Brighouse Rangers are at home to Elland, aiming to extended their perfect league record to 11 games.