A KEY match in South Lancashire/Cheshire One League tomorrow shows Wirral at home to Widnes.
Both clubs have promotion ambitions and it could be a close affair.
Wirral go into the clash after a convincing derby success against Anselmians and will retain the same squad.
Widnes have not been entirely convincing to date but the centre partnership of Gareth Riley and his seventeen year old son Matt Riley is proving a big bonus just now.
Anselmians were below strength last Saturday and will again be without some of their walking wounded as they head off for Birchfield.
Other games in the Division include Wigan at Bowden and a Leigh v Warrington derby while Southport have it all to do in the Isle of Man against Vagabonds where good ball possession is likely to be hard to come by.
Wirral sides are enjoying success in the lower leagues. Hoylake head Division Two, Wallasey lead the way in Division Three and Parkonians are up amongst the front runners in Division Four.
Hoylake, who generally play good open rugby, will need to be at their best against promotion rivals Crewe and Nantwich at Melrose Avenue. Oldershaw go to Moore and other Division Two matches include St Edwards at Ashton on Mersey, Ellesmere Port v Ruskin Park, Orrell Anvils v Dukinfield and Ormskirk at Sandbach.
Wallasey travel to their nearest rivals Manchester Wanderers. Prenton hope to return to winning form at home to Runcorn while Collegiate head for Trentham.
Parkonians after an unexpected reverse at St Mary's should bounce back against Mossley Hill at Holm Lane.
Port Sunlight meet Oswestry and Cahurst go to Sale Amateurs. St Mary's look for another encouraging show at Helsby.