Ulverston, cock-a-hoop after reaching the Barton Townley Cup final last week, will look to continue the good work on the road at Hindley in the North West Men’s League, writes Paddy McAteer.

Marc Dixon and Will Coles, who both took nasty knocks last week, have recovered and make the trip to Wigan, but unavailable through work are Tom Spedding and “Dinger” Bell.

Coach Dennis Porter was a happy chappy after their shock win over Barrow Island at Craven Park, in which they came back from 28-16 down, but he is looking forward to picking up league points.

He said: “It was a good win last week, but now we must concentrate on the league.

“We played some good rugby against Barrow Island, but went a bit soft at times. We have had a good chat about things we have to put right, and the lads know they have to be fully focused.”

Roose Pioneers are also on the road at Eccleston Lions (Chorley) and they have brought in Hawcoat Park’s big prop Paul Woodburn from the other code.

Also in contention are Mike Light, Henry Attwell, Sol Docherty and Rory Sayle. Unavailable are Dan and Ade White and Glen Phillips.

Joint coach Mike Backhouse said: “With one win from four it’s time to kick on and pick up some more points and our first away win.”

Hindpool Tigers travel to Wigan St Judes A, following their good win over Pilks A, but not on the bus are Tony Rickleton, Dale Sneesby, John Crawford, Callum Lamont and Rob Bower, who is recovering from a broken ankle.

Back are Jamie Knight and Dan Pearson, as Darren Clarke’s side look for win number two this season.

Walney Central are in the same area, as they take on Orrell St James, and welcome back Brad Nicolls and Brad Fones, while still sidelined are Matty Holmes and Adam Nicholson.

Joint coach Dave Warne said: “Orrell are a good side, but we have a youthful side who have come good this year.”