LAST week’s superb home win over St Benedicts will have given Hawcoat Park a boost as they hit the road to face the same opponents in the Cumbria Shield tomorrow, writes Jason Meadows.

Hawcoat have a few changes in the forwards, but none in the backs and the front row sees Andy Kent, Adam Grainger and Paul Woodburn look to dominate from the off.

Mike Gibson drops to the second row along side John Donnan, with the back row of Rory Sayle, Brad Morrow and new kid on the block Lee Van Heron looking to disrupt play and gain advantage at the breakdown.

Jack Shannon and Scott Kaighan continue in the halves, wing wing-men Benji Platt and Jack Lord on top form getting over the whitewash.

Skipper George Smith starts from full-back, joining the line between centre duo Chris Burns and Lewis Sayle.

Hawcoat A travel to Preston Grasshoppers 4 tomorrow in North West Intermediate League Division Four North and although there are a high number of injuries, the Maroon & Whites should still be able to field two teams.

Skipper Martin Kennedy returns from skiing and slips straight in at prop along side Peter Matthews and Ryan Brown.

Luke Shaw plays in the second row alongside regular Corey Doughty, with a strong back row containing Jordan Bayliff, Austin Meadows and, hopefully, Mark Woodburn.

Adam Williamson plays from nine, guiding young fly-half Joe Dalton. Harrison O’Brien could find himself in the centres with Jake Rigg, looking for wide men Adam Armstrong and Keenan Cotton.

Rob Shepherd plays from the back and with further confirmations to come, the side’s structure could change further.

In Cumbria Two, Windermere host Millom and are set to be mostly unchanged, with Dan Harrison hoping to take his place back in the front row.

For the visitors, Adam Slack returns to action after a 10-year absence. The big second row has been training hard and will put fear into any team.

Elsewhere in the Millom XV, John Falconer is in great form and is expected to continue at full-back where he has proven to be a massive threat.

Danny and Adam Redhead return to the starting line-up too, adding strength to the pack.