IT is a fresh start for Hawcoat Park tomorrow as they begin the second part of the season battling it out for the Cumbria Shield, writes Jason Meadows.

The first match following Cumbria One splitting into the top and bottom four sees Park host Upper Eden and welcome a number of returns to the side from the previous weeks tough encounters.

Skipper George Smith plays from full-back and Danny White returns to the back row alongside Harry Higgins and Callum Ramsey.

The front three sees regulars John Donnan, Adam Grainger and Andy Kent take control, backed up by Ash Mowatt and Matt Robson pushing on.

Jack Shannon continues linking up with Scott Kaighan at scrum half and fly-half respectively, looking to get ball out to the pacey back line.

Wide men Benji Platt and Jack Lord will be looking for plenty of ball from centres Lewis Sayle and Will Coles, who can open up defences at will when on their game. Jason Milby, Colin Niven and Rory Sayle are on the bench.

Hawcoat’s A team host North West Intermediate League Division Four North table-toppers Vale of Lune.

Former colt Lewis Burrows comes back into the fold, with Paul Ruston also making himself available for his debut and Kyle Bown also putting his hat into the ring.

It is hoped Johnny Hutton and Eric Hill will be free to play in the back line, with Joe Dalton possibly at 10 looking for returning Johnny Moses, Jay Crowe, Adam Armstrong and Keenan Cotton.

The forwards tend to look after themselves, with Paul Woodburn, Ryan Brown and Mark Hall in the front row and second row duo Jordan Bayliff and Corey Doughty. Austin Meadows continues to improve game on game at flanker alongside Peter Mathews, who has come on leaps and bounds.

In Cumbria Two, Windermere are hopeful of their game at Egremont being on after last week’s trip to Moresby was postponed.

The team is the same as last week, although there are some positional changes in the backs.

Daelon Hernandez switches to wing, with Neil Piggot moving to full-back. Brad Askew switches into the back line at centre.

Elsewhere, Millom make the trip to second-placed Workington Zebras aiming to avenge the recent home defeat.