Amateur RL: Advantage with Parkside for ‘first half’ of up-coming league/cup encounters with Marlins

Daryl Gaunt, back in contention for Hunslet Warriors.
Daryl Gaunt, back in contention for Hunslet Warriors.
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NATIONAL CONFERENCE Trophy semi-final rivals Hunslet Club Parkside and Milford Marlins will face off in a Division One derby tomorrow.

Parkside have home advantage this weekend, but the situation will be reversed for the Cup tie on Saturday, August 19. Marlins are third in the table, one place and three points behind Parkside.

Johnny Dawson, unavailable for Hunslet Warriors. PIC COURTESY: Paul Rainford

Johnny Dawson, unavailable for Hunslet Warriors. PIC COURTESY: Paul Rainford

They will be without Kieran Webster, Tom Barnes, Craig Harrison, Joe Tharme and Paul Tharme, but Chris Bowler, Luke Watts and Robin Wilkes are back in contention after personal and work commitments. Hunslet Warriors, who have slipped to ninth in the table, play host to fifth-placed Lock Lane. Three teams will be relegated this year and Warriors are one place and a single point outside the danger zone.

Johnny Dawson is unavailable due to work commitments, but influential half-back Daryl Gaunt is back in contention along with Elliot Miller and Ben Gale.

East Leeds, who are third in Division Two, visit Bradford Dudley Hill. Rhys Kilbride, Jacob Thompson, Ralph Steel, Josh Longbottom and James Forsell are all set for a recall, but Rob Roberts, Tom Sheldrake, Dave Nurse and Lee Priestley are unavailable.

Division Two leaders Oulton Raiders play host to second-placed Wigan St Jude’s. Stanningley’s academy host Oulton at 1pm and the first team entertain Waterhead in Conference Division Three two hours later.

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