We must be up for this one, says boss

BRIGHOUSE Old Boys travel to Swillington on Saturday (2pm) in their quest to gain promotion from Division One of the West Yorkshire League.

Manager Phil Garbe says they have been something of a bogey club and especially at their ground as it is a small pitch and there is a slope at one end.

“We need to have shaken off all the festive intake and be up for this one as they have also become resurgent of late, winning their last two league games, including playing last Saturday and beating Mount St Mary’s 2-0 which has moved them up the table,” he said.

“We have Matty Roy back in contention after injury and Calvin Lee after his hamstring pull plus Lee Williams and his injury to a thigh.

“Rob Kenny was set to train again on Tuesday evening after his double hernia operation but he may want some more time to build on his fitness and match fitness.”

Reserve team manager Chris Wadsworth said he was due to discuss with Garbe taking several players with him this weekend to gain them match fitness as they entertain Old Headingley Reserves at Hipperholme and Lightcliffe HS (2pm).

“I’ll have Neil Butcher back after hamstring problems, Adie Kelly after migrane issues and we could give Lee Williams some game time to get him back to his best after his injury,” he said.

The reserves have not played for five weeks and are raring to go and take on a side four points and two places above them in Alliance Division One.

The club’s third team, currently bottom of the Halifax League Division One, entertain top of the table side Midgley United (2.15pm).

It will be a tall order for Rob Moore’s team as Midgley have won nine of their 10 league games so far.