Rovers ready for National Cup

Fisher remains positive

Fisher remains positive

With last week's Artic conditions forcing the majority of fixtures in the West Riding district to be postponed, Sharlston will attempt at the second time of asking, to stage their round one Ace Insurance National Cup tie where they host National Conference Division One promotion hopefuls Bradford Dudley Hill, Kick off 2.00pm.

And as this is the only game in the district it is truly the match of the day. With their Yorkshire Cup final date against Queens looming, Sharlston coach Andy Fisher showed no worries about playing this fixture just eight days before their Featherstone showpiece saying, "I think that it's worked out OK for us. We've had a week off which has given us a breather and time for any little niggles to clear up and with the final more than a week after the Dudley Hill game, this also gives us time for any little knocks to clear up."

He added, "I think I would have been more worried if we had played on Saturday, this would have meant that there would have been a substantial lay off for our players before the Yorkshire Cup final."

Andy gave his thoughts on the Dudley Hill game saying, "I think that we will have a good test on Saturday, it will show us how far we've come."
"I saw Dudley Hill from close up last season when I was at Eastmoor, so I am aware of how they can play. All our lads are confident that they can go out and do a job on Saturday, I see it as a tough game and I hope that we don't pick up any injuries for the final."

With no other action in the area, this fixture is sure to attract a massive crowd and Rovers are hoping be at full strength to take on the joint leaders of National Conference League division one.