Mission Impossible for Ekin at champs Bardsey

hsb  Boroughbridge v Altofts.  Number 7. (111210M6a)
hsb Boroughbridge v Altofts. Number 7. (111210M6a)

BOROUGHBRIDGE boss Daz Ekin will play the role of Tom Cruise tomorrow as he takes his side to defending West Yorkshire League champions Bardsey (2pm ko).

The all-conquering Keswick Laners are chasing yet another Premier Division title this season after a steady start to their new campaign.

hsb  Ripon City v Sherburn.  Number 11 (Ripon and number 2 (Sherburn).  (111210M4c)

hsb Ripon City v Sherburn. Number 11 (Ripon and number 2 (Sherburn). (111210M4c)

‘Bridge will make the trip to West Yorkshire down to the bare bones.

Ben Clayton, Paul Eagling, Lee Brook and Baz O’Neil all miss the contest.

Ekin is praying the men who come in can come up with a miracle.

“Last year we went there and got a point, if we can get anything out of this game - other than a thrashing - I would be happy,” he said.

“We know what to expect when we go there. They are favourites but we’ll go there and hopefully get something.

“But it’s a big, big ask especially with the players we’ve got missing.”

On Saturday ‘Bridge pulled off a welcome 2-0 win over bottom club Altofts.

Ben Jones was the hero grabbing a brace late in the match.

“It was an important win,” added Ekin.

“Altofts were tough. They were never going to come here and lie down. That’s the good thing about the league this year. It’s absolutely magic, you just can’t predict any result.”

RIPON CITY meantime travel to Altofts with boss Charlie Brown targeting three points that will make his Christmas dinner taste even better.

City picked up a 3-1 victory over Sherburn White Rose on Saturday, a result that pushed Brown’s men further away from the drop zone and closer to the top levels of the table.

“Altofts have to be bottom for a reason,” said Brown.

“Again, like Sherburn, we don’t have a good record against Altofts. They’ve been a good side over the years. But we’ve got to be looking at going there and getting a win.”

Attention will then turn to the big one on New Year’s Eve when City make the short journey to ‘Bridge for a pre 2012 cracker.

BOROUGHBRIDGE RESERVES snapped a run of poor results, advancing to the quarter finals for the West Yorkshire League Trophy with a one nil win over Kippax Reserves. Stevie Coles was on target in the win with Alastair Hogg saving a penalty.

The A team’s visit to Bramham was postponed due to a frozen pitch and the Sunday side’s Claro Challenge Cup match at Showbiz Whites was also postponed.

But ‘BRIDGE VETS put in a great performance yesterday at Aldborough Road to beat local rivals Wetherby Veterans by six goals to nil. Paul Stephenson scored a brace whilst Les Gray, Rob Timmins, Mark Chisholm and Alastair Hogg hit the other four goals.

Chisholm also picked up the Man of Match award.