DIVISION Two will be gripped by derby fever tomorrow when Chester Nomads play host to Upton AA.
Upton lie in third place, just four points behind leaders Capenhurst Villa, following last week's 2-1 win against Christleton Reserves.
But manager John Cadwallader is still keen for his side to keep improving.
He said: 'It wasn't a good performance against Christleton Reserves and we were made to work very hard for the win.
'We want a better performance against Chester Nomads and hope-fully when I can pick from a settled squad we will improve further.'
Nomads approach the game in seventh position after another inconsistent display in the 0-0 draw at Heswall Reserves.
Captain Mark Powell is expecting a difficult match against Upton.
He said: 'A derby is always a tough match and they are in slightly better form than us so I guess they are favourites even though we are at home.
'We are scratching a side together at the moment and with Mark Crossan, Dan Riley and Derek Rogers out it is going to be tough.'
Blacon YC will hope for more of the same when they visit Poulton Vics Reserves after last week's 6-1 win over Hoole Rangers in the first round of the Chester Senior Cup.
And Christleton's second string will look to bounce back when they face a tough trip to FC Pensby, after two late goals cost them an impressive victory over Upton AA.
In Division One, Christleton face unbeaten title favourites Poulton Vics in buoyant mood after their 5-1 triumph over bottom placed Mallaby.
But despite their return to form, manager Peter Herbert has no doubts that they will need to maintain that level against Vics.
He said: 'We haven't been in the best of form in recent weeks but we picked up a fantastic win last Saturday. If we play like that we can cause Poulton problems.'
Christleton will be boosted by the return of Mark Anthrobus as they go in search of a win which would put them right back in the title chase.
In Division Three, mid-table MBNA visit Bronze Social hoping to build on their 5-1 demolition of Ellesmere Port Reserves in their last outing.
But St Werburgh's will be hoping to rediscover their form against struggling Manor Athletic after they lost first match of the season against Capenhurst Villa Reserves, and Upton AA Reserves will attempt to forget their 6-1 defeat at second placed Focus when they face Mersey Royal in round two of the West Cheshire Shield.