Fryston put unbeaten record on line in Yorkshire Cup final

Fryston Warriors coach Danny Bolton. Picture: Matthew Merrick.
Fryston Warriors coach Danny Bolton. Picture: Matthew Merrick.

Pennine League Premier Division leaders Fryston Warriors, who are unbeaten in all competitions this season, take on North Hull Knights in the re-arranged BARLA Yorkshire Cup final at John Charles Stadium, Hunslet, on Sunday.

The final was originally scheduled to be played on January 31 but was postponed because of bad weather.

Fryston aim to become the first Castleford and Featherstone ARL open-age side to lift the Yorkshire Cup for 17 years.

Townville were the last local side to win the competition when they beat Norland 5-4 in the 1998-99 season.

The last local team to reach the final were Cutsyke who lost 18-8 to East Hull in the 2002-03 final.

Fryston head coach Danny Bolton said: “We have a good blend of youth and experience in our squad.

“It’s going to be a hard task to only pick 17 players on the day because we have had between 22 and 27 players working hard through the week to get the call-up for a shirt.

“I know the players not making the squad will all be there cheering on the players putting on the jersey on Sunday.

“I do have a little added pressure myself as head coach because the last Castleford club to win the Yorkshire Cup were Townville back in 1998-99, who were then coached by our current secretary Malcolm Agar and he continues to mention it from time to time.

“I know the Hull side will be well supported so I hope the Castleford public will get behind their team and cheer us home.”

The Warriors have organised three coaches to take supporters to Sunday’s final.

Anyone wishing to travel on one of the coaches should contact Malcolm Agar on 07827316107 or Wayne Jones on 07775711073.