HAWCOAT Park will aim to maintain their impressive home form when strong opponents Aspatria pay them a visit in Cumbria One.

Last week’s spirited performance away at Cockermouth was not enough to take the win, but the Maroon & Whites have been a completely different kettle of fish at Hawcoat Lane, suffering just two defeats all season.

This week sees a couple of changes due to unavailability, but no game for the A team means there is plenty of back-up in place.

George Smith will be leading his troops from full-back again, and will be looking for support from his wide men Benji Platt and young Jack Lord. The men taking control of centre field is to be confirmed, but stability will be in place with Chris Burns all ready to go.

Scott Kaighan will have the reins at fly-half alongside his nephew Jack Shannon who, as a half-back pairing, have been playing well to date.

In the pack, Andy Kent, Adam Grainger and Colin Niven keep the front three steady, backed up by Ash Mowatt and Matt Robson in the engine room.

Then there is the experience of Mike Lightfoot and Brad Morrow dragging Harry Higgins along in the back row.

Final selection is still to be finalised, but with a bench containing Rory Sayle, Paul Woodburn and a new signing in Tez Nueto looking for a run out, the side should be confident taking on this week’s adversaries.

In Cumbria Two, Furness are back at the Strawberry Grounds as they take on the might of Moresby.

Last week’s late winner away to Creighton has the Blues sitting third in the table and with only a few games left this season they will be looking to push on as much as possible and maybe take second place if all other results go their way.

The front three for tomorrow’s clash is made up of Cam Mclure, Ben Hughes and Dan Scott, with the power from the second row coming from James Tyson and Danny Spears.

A very strong back row is set to take to the field, with Corne Els leading Andy Brannon and Joe Mallinson into battle in an area which is perhaps Furness’ strongest asset.

Old head Craig McKinnon pulls the number nine shirt on and links up with fly-half Adam Jackson, who will be looking for good, clean ball to get centre duo Russ Birch and Peter Rimmer up and away.

With Sam Wicks and Alex Brown out wide and Jordan Ashton at full-back there are plenty of attacking options all over the field for the match against third-bottom Moresby.