After playing their first home game in over three months last week, Walney Central are on their own patch again when they face West Bank Bears in the Premier division of the North West Men’s League tomorrow.

They go into the clash with the leaders following a fine 30-16 win over Halton Farnworth Hornets, in which ex -Barrow Raider Andy Litherland scored a hat-trick.

Star man Matty Elliott is unavailable while Jamie Morrow is still sidelined with a sternum injury, but back in the fold are Ellis Rea, Joe McMullen and Matty Solsby.

Joint-coach Dave Warne said ahead of the Central Drive clash with the Widnes side: “It should be a different game than when we went to their place - they beat us convincingly but we had most of our pack missing.

“Halton was a good test for us as we hadn’t played for some time and we are ready for West Bank.”

Ulverston travel to Wigan St Cuthberts in Division One for what is their first match of any description in nearly a month and go without the still injured Matty Storey and Johny Hutton, who is on Scotland duty.

Back in action are the Akred boys, Dan and Jack, in what should be a strong squad against the league leaders, who have lost just one game this season.

Coach Dennis Porter said: “It’s nice to be back playing after three weeks off. We had 36 lads available for the last game (against Folly Lane, which was called off two weeks ago), but this week a bare 20.

“Training has been quiet, this is a problem when games are called off, but we are back on the bus and look forward to some action”

Roose Pioneers are left kicking their heels due to Woolston Rovers A unable to raise enough players while Hindpool Tigers and Chorley Panthers have agreed to re-arrange their fixture.

The funeral takes place at Barrow Crematorium at 2:30pm today of Adge Steel, who played in a strong Marsh Hornets team in the 1960s.

He is the fourth member of the squad to pass away in recent months after Jack Harvey, Brian Rose and lately Tommy Hannaway.

Adge was an all-round sportsman, who also played darts and bowls around the area, while he was also involved with Holker Old Boys Football Club.