‘Bridge and City target long-awaited return

AFTER what will feel like an eternity RIPON CITY boss Charlie Brown hopes tomorrow’s West Yorkshire Premier League clash at home to Sherburn White Rose gets the go-ahead (2pm ko).

City, like virtually every other club have been thwarted by the cold snap.

“I’m hoping it’s on, we need to get back playing sooner rather than later,” said Brown.

“It’s not been a bad thing for us though. I’ve got pretty much a full strength side available for the first time. Phil Waterworth, James Charlesworth, Tom Leeming and Jason Bowater are back.

“It will be a completely different Ripon City from the one that started the season.”

Last Saturday’s proposed home game against Kellingley was called off due to last week’s snow showers.

“It was frustrating but looking at the ground it was unplayable,” added Brown.

“But we’re more confident for this week.”

BOROUGHBRIDGE will finally attempt to play their County Cup clash at home to Eccleshill United tomorrow (1pm ko).

Daz Ekin’s men have waited patiently on the sidelines since the beginning of December when the game was originally scheduled.

Nearly a month down the line they are no nearer to getting the important fixture played.

Victory for ‘Bridge will set up an away trip to Shire Academicals in the Fourth Round of the competition.

‘Bridge are just four wins from the final of the coveted competition.

Ekin will also be keeping an eagle eye on the result of the Whitworth Cup semi-final which is due to be played at Barr Field home of Kirk Deighton tomorrow.

Dean Buckle’s side will come up against ‘Bridge’s arch-rivals Knaresborough Town, the cups defending champions.

‘Bridge will be hoping to get a much needed game under their belt before a hectic few months leading up to the business end of the season.