Cumbria Open Age are on the brink of their first Three Counties Championship title since 2015, though standing in their path are Yorkshire, who visit Millom’s Devonshire Road ground tomorrow.

With the match kicking off at 2pm, the Cumbrians go into battle off the back of their brilliant 22-18 win over Lancashire at Leigh Miners last weekend when they showed true grit in coming back from 10-0 down in the early stages to run out winners.

South Cumbria players played their part, with Woolybacks duo Lee Postlethwaite and Noah Robinson crossing for tries, while the reliable boot of Ulverston’s Connor Saunders kicked three goals.

The Cumbrians’ other tries came from Egremont’s Leon Crellin and Matt Henson and four of the five mentioned are in contention to face the Yorkshire outfit, with Henson unavailable along with Ryan Wilson.

Amongst the Cumbrians that last lifted the title was former Roose Pioneers and Millom hooker Lee Edmondson, who is now on the coaching staff.

Edmondson said: “We played really well against Lancashire and though we scored some good tries, our defence won the day.

“Conditions were poor, so we are looking for a fair weather day at Millom. It is a good pitch and on a dry day it will suit us.

“I can’t see many changes to the 17 that were on duty last week - possibly only two due to Henson and Wilson being unavailable, but all lads in the squad are good enough.

“We have a great squad this year and having to cut it down to 23 was difficult with some hard decisions made.

“Yorkshire are a good side with quality players, but i feel a dry pitch will be beneficial to our style of play.

Kicking off at 12:30pm earlier in the day are the County’s under-19s, who will be looking for better fortunes than last week when they lost heavily 56-12 to the Lancastrians.

South Cumbrians notched the points with Walney’s Elliott Bibby and Dalton’s Brad Richards crossing the whitewash along with Millom’s Charlie Emslie.

Cumbria were in contention at the break at 22-12 down, but it was one-way traffic in the second period with Millom’s Connor Terrill in the sin bin for ten minutes.

Assistant manager Wayne Sanderson said “The scoreline speaks for itself. They had too much ability, but all credit to our lads; they dug deep but came up against a better side who worked hard in slowing us down.

“The team will probably be near to last week’s 17 but there could be one or two changes.”