East Leeds and Hunslet Club Parkside go head to head for place in Trophy semis

Hunslet Club Parkside.
Hunslet Club Parkside.
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LEEDS IS guaranteed at least one representative in the semi-finals of the National Conference Trophy.

East Leeds have home advantage against city rivals Hunslet Club Parkside in the last eight tomorrow and Milford Marlins play host to Ince Rose Bridge.

Easts are second in Division Two, but will have their work cut out against Parkside, who occupy the same spot in the first division.

“We are a bit down on numbers,” said Easts spokesman Malcolm Waite. “They are a powerful side with a very good squad, but our lads are buzzing for it and we’ll see what we can do.”

Easts have injury doubts over Dave Nurse, James Forsell and Rhys Kilbride. Hunslet’s George Clarke is away on duty in the Armed Forces World Cup and Mark Stubley is unavailable.

Luke Pettman and Jack Kirmond face fitness tests, but Jamie Fields, Andrew Hullock, Danny Rowse, Ben Shulver, Kieran Murphy, Michael Waite, Adam Biscomb and Chris Boyce are all set to return.

Milford’s Craig Harrison is an injury doubt, but Robin Wilkes, Martin Loveridge and Mark Judge are all poised for a call-up.

Coach Gavin Brown said: “We are determined to do well in the Cup this season.

“Discipline will play a key part in overturning a very determined and enthusiastic Ince Rosebridge. It promises to be a great game.”