FOR Bradford Salem, perhaps next season is in mind after an underwhelming 2021-22 campaign.

Thankfully for Neil Spence’s side there are no relegation spots up for grabs and they will not drop down a division despite sitting at the foot of the Yorkshire One table, however, Salem are continuing to push for a way up the table to avoid finishing rock bottom.

With only four victories to their name, Salem currently sit three points behind their nearest rivals in Huddersfield Y.M.C.A and they travel to the latter today.

A win would see the visitors close in on Huddersfield and it would allow them (Salem) to attack the remaining fixtures with full confidence.

This game was originally scheduled for December 11, meaning it will be the first time the two sides have met this season and it will be the first of two ties between the league’s bottom two sides in the next three weeks.

The return tie at Salem will be played on April 9 in what could be a pivotal game in deciding which of the two sides finish at the table’s foot.

Bradford were just edged out in a thriller with Leodiensian last time out, the hosts running out 21-15 winners.

However, on March 5 Salem put on a scintillating display, securing a much-needed but deserved 28-14 victory over mid-table Dinnington to give them hope of lifting themselves off the foot of the Yorkshire One table before the end of the season.

They'll be hoping to resurrect that kind of form this weekend.

Elsewhere, Wibsey RUFC are scheduled to face Old Otliensians today but it has been a difficult period for the Bradford side, with a number of fixtures being called off due to player unavailability.

They haven't been able to fulfill a fixture since their 53-0 defeat at Harrogate Pythons on February 12.

As for Baildon, they'll be travelling to another local derby today to face Yarnbury.. Jake Duxbury's side thrashed Ripon 75-0 on March 5 but couldn't follow that victory up last week away at Wetherby, losing 22-7 in the end..

They'll be looking to bounce back this week, taking on the side just below them in tenth, meaning a victory would increase the gap between the two sides.

The previous meeting was a thriller. Late October and Yarnbury pulled off an eye catching 22-29 away victory to steal the points, so Baildon will be chasing revenge today.

In Yorkshire Two, Old Grovians return to the field today after Hullensians were given a home walk over last weekend, with the Bradford side in line to travel to East Yorkshire.

Unfortunately for Grovians they couldn't fulfill the game due to an insufficient number of players.

They host Leeds Corinthians today.