What a great start to the season it has been for many of our Clubs after a difficult restructuring of the League.
After losing a number of Clubs and despite great efforts to boost the membership, the League Committee decided that it would be in everyone's best interests to restructure the Competition.
Hopefully, this has resulted in a more competitive and engaging experience for everyone.
This change has certainly seen an interesting power shift in matches so far with many of last season's 'small fry' becoming big fish as far as the League table is concerned.
THE TOP FLIGHT
Impressive Kinsley Hotel are currently sitting top of the pile after a disappointing campaign last season left them out of the race for honours and battling relegation early in the campaign. As Dowie would say "Great Bouncebackability lads!". Perennial contenders Hemsworth Miners Welfare will have a big say in where the trophy goes but don't rule out a push by free-scoring Shepherds Arms.
Premiership 2 sees well-organised Wrenthorpe Rangers looking down from above after several seasons scrapping for points in the lower echelons. Undefeated and having dropped only two points, they look like real contenders for the title so far. Unfancied Field Lane are punching well above their weight in second spot after being tagged a yo-yo Club between the second and third tier for several campaigns.
Topping the Championship, Wakefield Football Centre will be keen to make a statement after parting with their second team. Unbeaten and top of the shop, they are sending out all the right messages to any doubters. Watch out for Whinney Moor as the dark horses in this division.
In Championship 2 Wakefield Athletic look good at the top but it really is anyone's title with at least half the division contending for top spot. Newcomers Hemsworth Highfield are one to watch, along with a resurgent and very well-organised Gardener's Arms. Miners Arms could well be a surprise package after cutting their teeth against higher opponents last term, and don't rule out newcomers Normaton FC who have big plans for the future.
Good luck to all teams and players, and most importantly, play with a smile on your face and have a bit of banter with the opposition and ref!
PLEASE: No grumpiness! lol
All the best!