In Division One of the North West Men’s League, Ulverston take on the once-top Conference side in Halton Simms Cross at Dragley Beck tomorrow.

Unfortunately, they’ll be going into this important game without powerful forward Liam Saunders and coach Dennis Porter is devastated that his big number eight is ruled out.

“Liam suffered a serious knee injury last week and could be out for several weeks,” said Porter. “He will be missed, he takes us forward, but we will go without him along with skipper Matt Storey, who has a back injury that needs rest.

“I will take in tonight’s A-team match and probably add one or two to the bench as it is time now to start stringing a few wins together. We are at the wrong end of the table but we are not panicking as it is still early doors.”

Ulverston go into the match against Halton Simms second-from-bottom in the table, with only one win from their four league games so far, albeit with games in hand on the teams above them.

Walney Central play host to Mayfield A in the Premier Division, with the Rochdale side paying their second visit to Central Drive after losing out to the Cents in the BARLA Cup earlier in the season.

Jordan Stafferi and Matty Elliott are unavailable while Matty Holmes is still sidelined, as the former Barrow forward is still having problems with an ankle injury.

Back in contention, however, are Stu Tippett, Adam Nicholson and Dale White for what is the Cents first match since their defeat at Orrell St James on April 27.

“This is our first game for several weeks and we are looking forward to home soil once more,” said joint coach Dave Warne.

Hindpool Tigers and Roose Pioneers take a weekend off in Divisions Two and Three, respectively.