Moorlands aim to regain top spot

Moorlands will be seeking to wrestle back top spot in Central Yorkshire League Division One after they were ousted by Carlton last Saturday.

Moorlands lost to fourth-placed Buttershaw while Carlton were awarded six points when Ossett A could not raise a team.

Intriguingly, Moorlands are due to visit Ossett A tomorrow (1pm start).

Moorlands’ top of the table rivals Carlton host fifth-placed Liversedge, Batley, who are second level on points with Moorlands, visit Wakefield Thornes A, while Buttershaw are without a fixture.

Mirfield Parish Cavaliers will target a win to seal their safe return to the top flight as they entertain Wakefield Thornes at Wellhouse Lane.

Parish have pulled away from the bottom of the table and a win against fourth-placed Wakefield Thornes could see them climb into top half of the Premier Division.

Hopton Mills, who are second in Division Two will be aiming to consoldiate their position at seventh-placed Birstall A.

Michael Carroll took 5-26 in last week’s win over Buttershaw A and will be keen to continue his good form.

In Division Three second-placed Moorlands A host Mirfield Parish A who are one point behind in third, while there is another important clash in Division Four as leaders Hopton Mills A are home to closest rivals Oulton A who trail by just two points.

Hanging Heaton will be wanting to get back to winning ways after successive defeats in the Bradford League Division One but face a tough task at home to second-placed Cleckheaton (1.30pm).

Heaton fell back to third-bottom but stand a healthy 44 points ahead of Baildon and 61 ahead of Gomersal who occupy the relegation places.

In the Huddersfield Central League Premier Division Thornhill and Westborough visit leaders Almondbury.

In Section A Mirfield bid to return to wining ways at Silkstone while Upper Hopton travel to Edgerton and Dalton in Section B.

Savile Stars will look to strengthen their grip on a promotion place in Dales Council League Division B as they host bottom-club Farsley tomorrow (1.30pm).