Robinson and Ratcliffe found not guilty

THORNHILL Trojans duo Darren Robinson and Joss Ratcliffe are free to play against Sharlston Rovers A tomorrow (2pm) after both were found not guilty following their sendings off in the Yorkshire Cup final defeat to Hunslet Old Boys last month.

The pair made personal appearances at Monday’s BARLA disciplinary hearing when evidence was heard and both are eligible to resume playing.

Thornhill were, however, found guilty of brawling during the final against the Old Boys and they have been fined £100.

The Trojans have earmarked another extended run in the BARLA National Cup and have received a bye to the second round.

They will be aiming to extend their 100 per cent record in Pennine League Division Two tomorrow when Sharlston A visit Overthorpe Park.

Thornhill trail leaders Brighouse Rangers by two points but have three games in hand and a far superior points difference.

Promotion-chasing Dewsbury Moor could climb into the top two of the Championship if they defeat struggling Ossett Trinity at Church Street.

Moor lie third, level on 16 points with Keighley and four behind leaders Halifax Irish with a game in hand so there is real optimism that they can challenge for honours.

Shaw Cross Sharks launch their National Cup campaign with a tough tie at Leeds Road against Yorkshire Cup winners Hunslet Old Boys (2pm).

The Sharks will be keen to return to action having not played since before Christmas but they will have to be on top form to challenge the Old Boys.

n Dewsbury Celtic’s Heavy Woollen Jim Brown Cup semi-final at home to Birstall Victoria was postponed last weekend.

It is hoped to re-arrange the delayed HW Cup and John Kane Cup ties for January 28 but that has to be confirmed.