Kinsley Raiders and Wakefield City set for battle to put name on Physiowise Cup

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Kinsley Raiders and Wakefield City will battle it out to put their name on the Physiowise Cup for the first time when they meet in the final at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium on Wednesday night (kick-off 7.30pm).

Both teams will be eager to add the silverware to their respective trophy cabinets after having reached the final before, with Kinsley finishing runners-up in 2000 and City losing out in 2009.

The match is nicely poised, with City and Raiders enjoying good campaigns in Pennine League Division Six this season. City currently top the table and Raiders are in third just two points behind. Both teams have finished their league matches and are awaiting results of other teams with games in hand.

It will be the third time the teams have met this season and it’s all-square in matches won. Kinsley won their home league match 40-8 and City won the return match 22-16, making Wednesday night’s cup head-to-head a potential thriller.

Normanton Knights A won the competition last year but decided against retaining their trophy this season.

The match is the first of eight district finals set to be played at the home of Wakefield Trinity Wildcats over the coming months.

Sharlston Rovers and Westgate Wolves will do battle for the Brian McDermott Memorial Trophy on Wednesday, May 15 with the under-17s final acting as a curtain raiser.

Entry for Wednesday’s Physiowise Cup Final is £3 for adults and £1 for juniors and concessions.