THATTO Heath bring two teams to the area tomorrow, with Roose Pioneers and Walney playing hosts to the St Helens-based club.

Redwaters is the venue for Pioneers encounter with the Heaths B team in North West Men's League Division Three, while over the Walney bridge the Cents take on their A team in the Premier Division (both 2.30pm kick-off).

Pioneers are looking for their first win of the campaign, and welcome back Will Mallinson and Kristian Holmes along with Jack Torkington.

However, Missing out are Dillan Taputu and Ade White.

Roose joint-coach Mike Backhouse said: "Thatto have over 130 players on their books with so many teams at all levels.

"The B team, I hear, are mainly under-18s, but they should provide stiff opposition as they are a good club all round.

"We should go okay having our structure in place, and we have had a good work out this week and look to build on our last game when we put up a good show against Spring View.”

Walney's clash with Thatto Heath's A team serves as a dress rehearsal for the forthcoming BARLA National Cup semi-final tie in two weeks' time, when the St Helens side also visit Central Drive.

The Nichols brothers, Brad and George, are both sidelined for this game; Brad has a groin injury and George an ankle problem, both of which were sustained in last week's cup quarter-final win over Myton.

One or two others will come into the reckoning though, with Jamie Morrow expected to move back into the half-back position after a successful spell playing at loose forward.

Walney joint-coach Dave Warne said: “It was a great win over Myton, a National Conference League first division side – we were exceptional from one to 17.

"Tomorrow will be an interesting game with them coming back in two weeks, so we can have a good look at them.

"Fortunately for that tie, I can't see them fielding their first team as they are in the Challenge Cup that day."

In Division One, Ulverston face Folly Lane at Dragley Beck and are without Brad Williamson (shoulder) and Dan Akrigg. In come Tom Spedding and 'Dinger' Bell.

Ulverston are aiming to rebound from a 34-28 defeat at Latchford and coach Dennis Porter said: "We are slowly getting there, we have a new structure in place since I took over for this season and the lads are just adjusting but we are going well.

"We ran Latchford close; it was tit for tat throughout so I'm looking for a home win”