Bardsey get ready for fixture list from hell

hsb  Bardsey v Ripon City.  Number 10 (Bardsey) and number 6 (Ripon).  (120324M3b)
hsb Bardsey v Ripon City. Number 10 (Bardsey) and number 6 (Ripon). (120324M3b)

“BRING it on,” is the call from Keswick Lane boss Lee Barraclough as his side enter the final stages of a manic West Yorkshire Premier League season.

Bardsey face four games in seven days, starting with next Wednesday’s potential league decider at home to Beeston (6.30pm ko).

They will follow this with a trip to Altofts next Saturday, then an away clash at Whitkirk on Bank Holiday Monday and finally a home clash against Leeds City on May 9.

It’s enough to make any football manager’s eyes water.

But rather than crying, Barraclough is preparing his Dogs of War for one last push.

“I don’t need a motivational speech,” he said.

“It’s a nightmare but that won’t bother us. It will only make us more determined to win it.

“When someone puts obstacles in front of us it only makes us more determined to get over them.

“We thrive on things like this. Most of the lads are from housing estates in Leeds, this won’t bother them.”

Bardsey have a welcome rest tomorrow before their final hurdle begins.

On Saturday they picked up a solid 3-0 win at Ripon City.

Goals by Steve Palfrey, Jamie Thompson and Mike Toney sealed the win.

Results elsewhere also went their way, with Knaresborough drawing 2-2 with Beeston.

WETHERBY ATHLETIC are on the road to Whitkirk tomorrow.

They were without a fixture on Saturday.

SHERBURN WHITE ROSE are gearing up for their final fixture of the season tomorrow.

They welcome Beeston to Finkle Hill.

They need to win the fixture in order to beat the Premier League drop.

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