Amateur RL: First-time Conference contenders Parkside on brink of promotion

Paul Sebine of Hunslet Warriors.
Paul Sebine of Hunslet Warriors.
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HUNSLET CLUB Parkside will be promoted to Division Two, in their first season as a National Conference side, if they secure at least a point away to the third division’s bottom team Eastmoor Dragons tomorrow.

Parkside will give debuts to 16-year-old Craig McShane and 17-year-old Jake Southern and also have Tom Sykes back from suspension, but will be without knee injury victims Jamie Bradley and Craige Miles, plus Kieran Murphy, Mark Stubley and Mark Holmes due to work commitments.

Parkside are seeking a coach for their Pennine League team and will be holding a meeting for prospective players at Hunslet Club, Hillidge Road, Leeds, on Tuesday (7pm).

Contact secretary Frankie Brown (07709 843127) for more information.

A mounting injury list means Hunslet Warriors will have their work cut out away to Ince Rose Bridge in Division One tomorrow.

Anthony Martin (broken tibia and fibular) and Paul Sebine (ribs) will be out for the rest of the season, Jordan Gale has a suspected broken hand and top try scorer Lee West is doubtful with a thigh injury.

Oulton Raiders have 16 players unavailable for tomorrow’s Premier Division trip to Wath Brow Hornets, due to holidays, injuries or suspensions.

And up to nine first-choice players could be missing from East Leeds’ line-up at home to Siddal, for similar reasons.