THERE is a huge battle of the Blues at the Strawberry Grounds tomorrow when Furness and Millom go head-to-head in a Cumbria League Two derby encounter.

Both sides are going into the match on the back of a week without a game, although Furness were buoyed by playing and winning the first of what is hoped to be many fixtures for their reformed second team last Saturday.

The senior side have enjoyed a strong start to the season too and sit fourth in the table after five games, being edged out by just one point in their last league match at home to Workington Zebras.

Millom, on the other hand, have had something of a disrupted start to the season and will be aiming to secure their first win of the campaign.

The hosts look strong, with the trio of Dan Scott, Ben Hughes and Chris Dalton up front, supported by Danny Spears and Jack Budgen from the second row.

The battle of the back rows is a must-win one for both teams, where the Furness trio of Alex Mason, Andy Brannon and Rhys Studt will look to get one over their old adversaries.

Sam Dutton links up with fly-half Will Mallinson in the halves, and the pair will be looking to get ball to the players in the centres in Russ Birch and Tom Brannon.

Sam Wicks and Joel Thomas will provide the threat for Furness in the wide areas, with the dependable Alex Brown at full back.

Cam Mclure, Corne Els and Jordan Ashton are named as reinforcements, meaning the hosts have plenty of strength in depth on the bench.

Millom, for their part, look strong too as they welcome back Danny Redhead to the squad and he takes his place in the second row alongside Kieran Coulson.

In front of the dynamic duo is skipper Dean Doyle at hooker, supported by props Keiron Rogan and Steve Watson.

Elsewhere in the pack, Matty Jordan is one of the Millom back rows aiming to nullify Furness’ threat there, alongside Chris Park and Ian Cummings.

There is a new face at scrum-half as Richard Preston takes over the reins, with former half-back Robbie Pattinson moving to the centres.

Ryan Carter plays alongside Pattinson in the midfield, with Jordan Moyes expected to play his usual dynamic role at full-back.

The wingmen of George Quinn and Sy Robertson complete the starting line-up, which is being backed up by Callum Lamont, Kevin Rogan and Andrew Mellen on the bench.

It is shaping up to be a great game at the Strawberry Grounds and it is likely to come down to the team which wants it the most being the one to take the spoils.