7th September 2017, 10:51 | yorkshire-mens-league
Allerton bywater and Cutsyke Raiders have announced their squads ahead of the Yorkshire Men's League Division 3 Grand Final this Saturday.
The local rivals sit just four miles apart and go head-to-head at Castleford Panthers ARLFC, 2.30pm kick off, with the winners crowned Division 3 champions.
Allerton Bywater enjoyed an outstanding 2017, finishing top of the table by four points, while scoring more points than any other team and boasting the best defensive record in the fourth tier of the Yorkshire Men's League.
They stormed into the final thanks to an impressive 56-4 semi-final win over Ossett Trinity Tigers.
Allerton's last of only three league defeats in 2017 came last month, at the hands of Saturday's opponents, Cutsyke, when the Raiders edged to a 23-18 win.
The Raiders will be in confident mood going into the weekend, after a late-season surge saw them recover from four defeats in their opening five games to finish second in the league.
Led by Head Coach and Castleford Tigers star Tom Holmes, Cutsyke have lost just once since early June and will be hopeful of another win on Saturday.
Allerton Bywater v Cutsyke Raiders
Date: Saturday, September 9
Kick off: 2.30pm
Venue: Castleford Panthers ARLFC,
Raglan Close, Castleford WF10 1PL