Whilst sport gives us all highs & ecstasy it can also provide controversy & frustration – such must be the emotions at Mirfield Stags right now.Only weeks after the highest point of their history when they won the Yorkshire Cup they now find themselves expelled from this season’s National Cup & next season’s Yorkshire Cup.
BARLA have yet to issue a statement it would appear that Mirfield are guilty of fielding more ex professionals than regulations allow in the recent county final.The frustration for the Stags is that they claim to have queried a rather grey area rule before the big day.No doubt clarification will be issued shortly but Kells were awarded a walk over in their scheduled first round National cup tie last Saturday.
BARLA NATIONAL CUP FIRST ROUND
The situation engulfing Mirfield meant that Hanging Heaton were left to fly the local flag when they took on Wigan St Cuthberts. Despite home advantage it was defeat for Heaton by 20 points to 6.
NATIONAL CONFERENCE LEAGUE
Division Three of the flagship league 2020 kicks off this Saturday 22nd February & How !!!Shaw Cross Sharks who were relegated to the fourth tier at the end of last season cross the valley to take on Batley Boys.It is a 14:30 hours kick off for any of you with the relevant passport to be admitted to Batley!
ANDREW BENNETT MEMORIAL TROPHY
Joy for Shaw Cross Sharks winter team last Saturday as they romped to a 44 – 14 victory against Eastmoor Dragons in Round Two at Leeds road.
Some absolutely cracking fixtures coming up this Saturday 22nd February. In Division One Mirfield will put the previously mentioned controversy behind them as they play hosts to Drighlington in a repeat of the recent Yorkshire Cup final.
Drighlington are coached by Dewsbury Rams very own Martin Reilly. Also in the top flight Hanging Heaton make the trip to Illingworth. In Division Two Eastmoor Dragons make a second successive trip to Dewsbury when they go to Overthorpe Park to take on Thornhill Trojans. Shaw Cross Sharks make the always difficult trip to Fryston Warriors.
BARLA NATIONAL YOUTH CUPS
All ties involving our teams were postponed last sunday so they are scheduled to be played this coming Sunday 23rd February as follows:
Under 18sDewsbury Celtic v Oulton Raiders
Under 16sHull Dockers v Dewsbury Moor
Under 14sDewsbury Moor v Dalton
Article written by Rams fan David Hyomes