Newsome v Holmbridge

6.15pm  28 April 2015

Huddersfield and District League, Division One
Newsome 3 Holmbridge 3 (att 22)

Thought I'd take a look at Huddersfield League champions Newsome, ahead of their likely elevation to the West Riding County Amateur League for next season.

Their ground, high above Huddersfield town centre in the Primrose Hill area, will be a great addition to the league. It's a former cricket ground, with a single enclosed pitch, clubhouse with an elevated pitch-side viewing area to the front, and an old pavilion housing changing rooms.

It was hard to gauge how good the side is in an end-of-season game like this, although they must be decent to have won the league. Newsome kicked off with just 10 men, but took a very early lead just before their eleventh man joined the fray.

Once Newsome doubled their lead they eased off, allowing Holmbridge back into the game, so by half time it was 2-2. The home side went back in front in the second half, but again eased off and again were caught out when Holnbridge equalised.

Newsome ended the game attacking in search of a winner, but the visitors held out for a point. For a late season game with nothing at stake it was entertaining enough, and Newsome should flourish at the higher level next season.

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