Although they are looking to be admitted to the National Conference League next season, Walney Central will be fully focused at Central Drive for the visit of Orrell St James tomorrow.

The Cents are battling for survival in the Premier Division of the North West Men’s League and nothing less than a win is required.

Orrell are riding high in the table but the Cents aim to go out with a bang and will be keeping an eye on Haydock, who visit Thatto Heath Crusaders A, as a win for Walney and a defeat for Haydock will keep them in the division.

Coach Dave Warne said: “It’s a battle for survival, we need a win. It has been a big step up this season as it is a higher standard of rugby and very competitive.

“We are all looking forward to what is our last game of the season and are going all out to win what is a vital game.

“It’s been difficult as some weeks you don’t know whether your opponents are going to come up to this area, it’s a let down when the lads have worked hard in training and have no game on the Saturday.”

Last weekend, the Cents went to Thatto with a weakened side and went down 66-16, but for tomorrow’s clash they welcome back Stu Tippett, Dale Waite and Jamie Morrow while unavailable are Brad Fones and Liam Wright.

Ulverston, another team fighting for survival in Division One, travel to Halton Simms Cross and look to go one better than last week when they drew 22-22 with fellow relegation-threatened outfit Oldham St Annes A.

Tom Spedding wont be making the journey, at least not onto the pitch, as he has a hand injury picked up in the Cumbria County trials.

However, back in the fold are Marc Dixon and Sam Shepherd, two vital cogs in the team along with several others who missed the Annes game due to Mike Reekes’ wedding.

Coach Dennis Porter is aware of the task ahead where a defeat could see them relegated.

He said: “It is must-win but a draw could help if other results go our way. It will be a difficult one - I have the first 13 in my head and will sort out the bench later today.

“Young Sam Atkinson put in an 80-minute stint at prop and did a good job while Sam Jackson made his debut off the bench. Jack Butler also gave a good account of himself and these are young kids so we will give it our best shot.”