PROMOTION hopefuls Millom face a massive game tomorrow as they bid to stay in touch at the top of the West Lancs League Division Two.

They take on leaders Ladybridge aiming to bounce back from a shock 4-2 defeat at Tempest United reserves last week.

Goals from Jamie Pattinson and Jordan Williams were not enough for Millom, and the result saw them drop to fourth place.

The red and blacks now have some catching up to do to get back on the coat-tails of Ladybridge and second-placed Leyland United, and beating the leaders would give Danny Pattinson's side a huge boost.

At the other end of the table bottom side Furness Rovers did their survival hopes a power of good in beating Thornton Cleveleys reserves 3-1, with Josh Jones, Ryan Fagan and an own goal doing the business.

Victory over Millom's conquerors Tempest at the Training Ground tomorrow would lift Rovers off the basement, with closest rivals Furness Cavaliers not in action.

Elsewhere Dalton United and Walney Island both look to build on victories last week, with Dalton heading to Padiham reserves and Walney hosting Kendal United at Tummerhill.

There's derby action in Division One with GSK Ulverston Rangers taking on Hawcoat Park at Canal Foot. It's a mid-table battle between two sides who both lost last time out and are keen to kick-start 2018.

The other local sides in that division – Askam United and Crooklands Casuals – drew last week. Scott Steele was on target for United in their 1-1 draw against Stoneclough, and they will hope to go one better at Duddon Road and take all three points against Poulton Town.

Askam can take inspiration from Casuals who drew 1-1 with high-flying Poulton last week, Steve Caskie equalising for Cassies, who go to Lytham Town.

Vickerstown's Premier Division survival fight wasn't helped by a 2-0 home defeat to Southport Hesketh, and Dave Round's men will look to get back on track at Longridge Town.

The long drawn-out affair of Holker Old Boy's Macron Cup second round match against AFC Liverpool finally reached a conclusion on Wednesday night – but it was bad news for the Rakesmoor Lane side.

Guy Heffernan's side were thrashed 7-2 on Merseyside. The Stags fell behind to an early goal but were soon back on level terms through Brad Hubbold's 16th-minute effort.

The home side regained the lead before half-time, and three quickfire goals just after the interval made it an uphill battle for Old Boys.

Nathan McHugh struck just after the hour mark to reduce the defict to 5-2, but the home side added two more goals to book their place in the third round.

After their disappointment of the cup exit and last weekend's 3-0 home league defeat to another Merseyside club – Cammell Laird - Heffernan's men will look to get their North West Counties Division One season back on track when they host Bacup Borough.

Hawcoat Park are dominating the top two ecehlons of the Furness Premier League set-up, with the reserves ten points clear in the top flight and the A-team seven clear in the first division.

Park reserves should consolidate that advantage as they host lowly Consiton, while the third string make the short trip to mid-table Barrow Celtic A.