Young warns against complacency as he prepares side for Greetland test

Craig Young will be making sure his Brighouse side are properly prepared for their Halifax & District ARL Joseph Fee Memorial Trophy semi-final clash with local rivals Greetland All rounders at Russell Way on Saturday.

Having won the trophy for the first time last season, this is one game all his players are looking forward to.

“We want to get to the final again and enjoy the same experience as last season,” said Young.

“As a Division One side we are not taking them lightly as this is a big game for both sides.

“We really improved in our last game against Batley Boys and are finally proving that what you put in you get out.

“To nil Batley like we did has got the lads buzzing again and they know one bad performance can see them at risk of losing their shirt.

Missing this week is centre Richard Flynn and there is a slight injury doubt over prop Wayne Jowett (groin).

“I know Flynny is gutted about having to work away, and we will rest Wayne in training,” added Young.

Andrew Daw from Thornhill Trojans has been training and looking to join Rangers but he is not eligible for Saturday.

Chairman Dave Barnes added: “It’s great after signing former professional Darren Robinson, that other players are looking to join us, which can only bode well for the future.”

The second team travel to face Hunslet Old Boys A (2.30) for a Division Five fixture.

“In two weeks we have suffered a very big high and a low after last week’s loss away to Eastmoor Dragons,” said Barnes.

“We had six players missing last week from the team that defeated top of table Hanging Heaton the week before.

“If we play anything like we did in the second half last week I have every confidence of gaining two points.”