Priestley Cup/Bradford League: Road hogs looking for a four-star finish in Priestley Cup quarters

James Smith, of Pudsey St Lawrence.
James Smith, of Pudsey St Lawrence.
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LIFE ON the road continues this weekend for Pudsey St Lawrence – with their epic run of four successive away games finishing with an eagerly-awaited Priestley Cup quarter-final trip to Farsley on Sunday.

It promises to be a cracker, although captain James Smith is under no illusions about the challenge which lies ahead: “It is two more away games this weekend to top off the last few weeks and if we come out with four wins, we will be in a really good position for the season.

Farsley's Mark Harrison.

Farsley's Mark Harrison.

“We are setting our sights on that, but know we must play some bloody hard cricket to achieve that. Beating Bingley away is not easy; they are on a bit of a roll and beating Farsley away definitely is not easy. They are a very good and strong unit and we’ll have to be at our best. We want to be fighting on all fronts and were a little bit disappointed to lose in the Twenty20 and were a bit too relaxed and shot ourselves in the foot. But we still have a few fronts to play on and will target them all.”

On the mouthwatering tie with St Lawrence, Farsley’s Mark Harrison added: “We are looking forward to it. Against St Lawrence, we always seem to be rained off and we want to get a decent game at our place and have a proper cup quarter-final.

“They will be up for it as well after knocking over Hanging Heaton. It could be a belter and games likes this are what we play for.”

Other last-eight ties on Sunday see New Farnley welcome Hanging Heaton, Methley host Birstall and Morley entertain Undercliffe.

Meanwhile, tomorrow’s league action sees Championship One leaders Scholes aim to hit back after last weekend’s home loss to Methley when they welcome Gomersal.

Second-placed Wrenthorpe host Birstall, while Methley visit Ossett. Morley host Baildon.

Runaway Championship Two leaders Hartshead Moor welcome basement club and near neighbours Brighouse.