WITH Bowdon not able to raise a team to face Hawcoat Park A in the cup, the first team find themselves flying the flag at home as they take on the top team in Cumbria One, Keswick.

When the teams last met at Keswick, Hawcoat were on the wrong end of a heavy defeat so the Maroon & Whites will be looking to exact revenge.

Paul Woodburn takes up the mantle in the front row, joining fellow prop Andy Kent and hooker Adam Grainger. Jack Sutherland returns to the side in the second row alongside another returnee, Callum Ramsey.

Making up possibly Hawcoat’s strongest pack this season so far will be Mike Lightfoot, Grady Slater and Ash Mowatt, who will need to be a real handful working against a very strong Keswick back row.

Jack Shannon continues at scrum-half and links up with George Smith, who deputises at fly-half in place of Scott Kaighan.

Benji Platt moves to the wing, with Lewis Sayle slotting in at full-back and Jack Lord keeps his place on the opposite wing after a great debut.

Ryan Clegg and Chris Burns take the centre spots, and Harry Higgins, Brad Morrow and Glenn Kaighan add some real strength in depth on the bench.

In Cumbria Two, Furness find themselves away to a resurgent Carlisle Crusaders team who currently stand second in the table.

Final selection is to be confirmed, but the Blues have the makings of a strong team, starting upfront with Chris Dalton, Ben Hughes and Dan Scott, with second row duo Kieron Mason and Danny Spears behind them.

Corne Els leads the back row, with Jack Budgen and Phil Haywood never far from the number eight in his pursuit for ball.

Andy Brannon links up with Will Mallinson in the halves, with Joe Mallinson and Jordan Ashton in the centres. Ben Livesey and Sam Wicks are set to start on the wing, and Joel Thomas is likely to be at full-back.

Fourth-placed Windermere take on bottom side Wigton Wanderers at Dawes Meadow, but the hosts have injuries to contend with.

Shaun Stafford moves to hooker, supported in the front three by Jamie Hardman and Dan Harrison. Ollie Askew is likely to come in at number eight, with Josh Dawson in the second row alongside Phil Murphy. Paul Mahler and Brad Askam make up the rest of back row. Another new face is Alister McNeill alongside Bertie Hodgeson in the halves.

Moses Dawson moves to centre with Neil Piggot, with Bobby Davis and Tom Atkinson our wide.

Daelon Hernandez stays at full-back, and Adam Hague and Johnny Benson fill spaces on the bench.