NATIONAL CONFERENCE LEAGUE 

A landmark weekend looms – Whilst Division Three of the Conference started the 2020 season two weeks ago the remaining divisions kick into life this coming Saturday 7th March.

Sadly the relegation of Thornhill Trojans last season means we have no representation in the Premier Division. However the sparkling Challenge Cup run by the Trojans must surely mean that the feel good factor will be well in evidence when they commence their Division One campaign against Stanningley at Overthorpe Park on Saturday.

This is a really attractive fixture  – the men from the Arthur Miller Stadium are an upwardly mobile club who have produced many star professionals over the years but then again so have Thornhill!

Two of our clubs are in Division Two & Dewsbury Celtic host Barrow Island in Crow Nest Park.

I have to say the iconic irregular green & white hoops of Celtic make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up! Lets hope Celtic can get off to a cracking start. Our other second division representatives are Dewsbury Moor Maroons who make the daunting trip to Normanton Knights. The Knights home ground is called the Graveyard which in itself is designed to intimidate visiting teams but hopefully that will not scare the mighty Moor!

Kick off for all the above three games is 2:30 pm.

No game for Shaw Cross Sharks in Division Three this week & they are left to rue a 40 – 14 home defeat to Eastmoor Dragons last Saturday.  A Callum Barker try converted by Josh Pinder in the second minute actually gave the Sharks a great start . Second half tries from Josh Pinder & Brad Baines kept Cross in the hunt but Eastmoor have made an unbeaten start to the season & ultimately proved too strong.

ANDREW BENNETT MEMORIAL TROPHY 

The Shaw Cross Sharks winter team saw their semi final tie postponed last Saturday  so will try again against Seacroft Sharks this coming Saturday 7th March at Leeds Road.

Let us hope that this battle of the Sharks can come above the water & go ahead this week.

PENNINE LEAGUE 

Thornhill Trojans winter team make the short trip to Eastmoor Dragons this coming Saturday 7th March. 

BARLA NATIONAL YOUTH CUP

UNDER 18s: No progress for Dewsbury Celtic  – sadly a 46 – 0  defeat in their first round home tie against Oulton Raiders. 

UNDER 16s: Dewsbury Moor have been rewarded with a second round trip to Halton Farnworth Hornets on Sunday 15th March. 

YORKSHIRE JUNIOR LEAGUE 

Despite Storm Jorge several of our teams managed to play league fixtures last weekend. Here are the results:

UNDER 18s: Lock Lane 28 Shaw Cross Sharks 12

UNDER 16s: Dewsbury Moor 28  Cottingham Tigers 12

King Cross Park 12  Shaw Cross Sharks 10

So with milder weather seemingly here it all looks set for a great weekend of action!!

This article was written by Rams supporter David Hyomes. Comments made on this article do not represent the views of Dewsbury Rams RLFC.