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Knaresborough RUFC to tackle Thirsk in Trophy final clash

Knaresborough RUFC
Knaresborough RUFC

Knaresborough RUFC will attempt to make history on Saturday when they tackle Thirsk in the final of the North Yorkshire Trophy.

Kev Brooke’s side are competing in a cup final for the first time in their 36-year history and are desperate to secure some long-overdue silverware.

“This is amassive game for us and we are confident of getting a result,” club chairman Mark Hall said.

“We’ve played Thirsk plenty of times in the past and both sides are capable of beating each other, so we should see a very close contest, but we are at full-strength which is a big positive.

“We’re playing the fixture at home and are expecting a bumper crowd, but we’d like to encourage people from the town to come along and support us.”

Knaresborough play their rugby in Yorkshire Four’s North West Division and finished second in the league standings. This saw them qualify for the Yorkshire Four Premier stage where they ended up in fourth place.

Brooke’s men beat North Ribblesdale’s 2nd XV 27-19 in their Trophy semi-final clash to set up Saturday’s meeting with Thirsk.

Kick-off is at 3pm at Hay-A-Park Lane.