Upton start BARLA National Cup campaign at holders Sharlston

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UPTON will start their BARLA National Cup campaign with a tough test at holders Sharlston Rovers.

The draw for the first round of the top amateur competition took place today and the Quarry Lane side will face one of the toughest sides in the hat in Pennine League Rovers.

The game will take place at Sharlston’s Weeland Road base on Saturday, January 14.

Upton will at least be in confident mood going into the tie thanks to their top form in the CMS Yorkshire League.

They sit second in Division 1, behind leaders Fryston Warriors, who Upton beat in their last match at the weekend.

Full draw: Bank Quay Bulls v Clock Face Miners, Birstall Victoria v Queens, Glasson Rangers v Moorends, Halton Simms Cross v Ashton Bears, Hull Dockers v Blackbrook, Keighley ARLFC v Methley Royals, Leigh East v Rylands Sharks, Nevison Leap v Latchford Albion, Sharlston Rovers v Upton, Shaw Cross Sharks v Hunslet Old Boys, West Bowling v Queensbury, Westgate Wolves v Siddal, Widnes St Maries v Ovenden, Wigan St Cuthberts v Batley Boys. Byes: Fryston Warriors, Thornhill Trojans.

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