In-form Morley eye promotion

Pete Dadswell drives the ball in.'Morley v Old Crossleyans
Pete Dadswell drives the ball in.'Morley v Old Crossleyans

MORLEY will take a well-earned break over Christmas before returning to target a sustained promotion push in the new year.

Dave Murray may have taken a little time to settle in and adapt to life at Scatcherd Lane but there is no doubt he has now got his Maroons side in the groove.

Last week’s terrific 15-11 success at Old Crossleyans was Morley’s sixth straight success in North One East and seventh in all competitions and there is real belief that the Maroons can pile pressure on second placed Wheatley Hills.

Morley’s superb run has been achieved despite being with out influential duo Simon Bradshaw and Mark Cooper.

Bradshaw remains Morley’s top points scorer with 124 and there it little doubt that he would be challenging for the division’s leading scorer but for injury.

The Maroons now have a fortnight’s rest before returning to action against Morpeth on Saturday January 5.

n A group of 20 members from Morley will get the opportunity to watch England train at Headingley on Friday January 25.

England head coach Stuart Lancaster and rugby developent director Steve Grainger wrote to the club inviting a number of guests to watch the England team, who will be preparing for the Six Nations Championship.

Tickets are by invitation and are only available for club members.

Anyone who would like to be considered for a ticket, should contact the Morley secretary before this Saturday (December 22) as the club only have 20 tickets available.