DARREN Clarke is hoping Hindpool Tigers enjoy better fortunes on their road than their home season-opener in North West Men's League Division Two.

Hindpool travel to Langworthy with Dale Sneesby and Matt Archer in for their first games of the season, and they replace Nathan Sneesby and Paul Rickleton.

Tigers were beaten by Chorley Panthers in their first match of the year and head coach Clarke wants to see them match the second-half showing from that game for 80 minutes.

I was disappointed with the first half against Chorley," said Clarke. "I left off some steam at half time and it worked as the second half was score-less.

"The lads listened and they put in a good effort – even the Chorley Coach said we did well."

In the National Conference League, Barrow Island look to put last weeks 41-22 defeat at Beverley behind them when they take on Dudley Hill at Rating Lane in Division Two.

Steve Hoyland comes in for Josh McBain, while late tests await Aiden Wright and Connor Pearce.

Coach Joe Elliott said: “We are capable of winning this one and have to forget about last week. It's a long trip to Hull and we were still on the bus as they raced into a 18-0 early lead.

"We worked hard from that stage but were always chasing the game no excuses. It will be a similar side, but we should go ok"

Millom face Oldham St Annes at Devonshire Road in Division Three, looking for their first win of the campaign after three successive defeats.

Paul Carter and Charlie Emslie are unavailabe, while doubtful are Adam Kelly and Noah Robinson. Coming into the frame are Dom O'Brien,Luke Brady, 'Midge' Dixon and Astin Mossop.

“We have to get our defence in order if we are to get that first win we have to be more focused and be more alert." said Millom coach Tom Sibley.

"We seem to panic when the opposition are near our line, so we have worked on that this week. It is still early days, but we need that win to settle us down.".

Askam are home to Hull Dockers and will feel confident of pulling of a win following their fine 34-16 win over Crosfields last week. The Villagers are expected to field a similar side.