WOODLANDS' captain Brad Schmulian admitted that his side must bring their A-game to today's highly anticipated contest with Ossett.

Schmulian's side are looking to collect their ninth win of the campaign today from an 11-game period, their only two losses coming against Bradford & Bingley and most recently against their title challengers, New Farnley.

Currently occupying second place in the Bradford League table, Woodlands will be looking to close the 14-point gap between themselves and league leaders New Farnley with a victory against Ossett today. However, Schmulian believes it will be no easy task to defeat the side in fifth.

He said: "It's going to be a very tough fixture because they are a very consistent side; I know they've lost a couple in the past few fixtures but overall, they're a very well drilled and consistent team.

"We know a few of their individuals, perhaps more than we know them as a team because we haven't played loads against them in the past, but we know they're a competitive outfit and they've been brilliant with the bat this year, so it's a fixture we need to be very wary about.

"We must bring our A-game to get that all important victory. Thankfully, we have a fully fit squad to choose from and we are ready to go."

Woodlands, who are expected to battle it out with New Farnley at the top of the Bradford Premier League this season, did lose to their rivals on Saturday 4 June in a thrilling encounter, New Farnley eventually winning the game by three runs.

But despite the loss, Schmulian believes his side still have what it takes to close the 14-point gap.

He said: "New Farnley are a top team and they've got a really well balanced side. When we did play them, I do feel we had a bad day, but we learnt a lot from that game in terms of our mental resilience because we started badly and then grew into the game.

"It showed that even when we aren't at our best that we can give the top teams a brilliant game. We got very close to them in the end.

"I've got a feeling it could be a similar situation to last year because we had to beat them on the last game of the season to win the league, and we did.

"So, we need to target a victory against them when we play them next. We know we can beat them because we showed it last season. And as I said, we even gave them a close game on one of our bad days.

"You have to play pretty good cricket to beat them and we obviously need to rely on other teams to get us a result here and there, but I am confident we can claw the deficit back."