Hawcoat Park’s tough 64-12 defeat away at St Benedict’s last week was a day of ups and downs, with a number of the club’s ‘A’ team stepping up to help out and performing well, albeit against a great side who had too much for them.

This afternoon is no easier, as the Maroon and Whites are back on home turf to take on second-placed Wigton in Cumbria Division One.

Paul Woodburn, Andy Kent and Scott Dobbie are up front, with Jack Sutherland and John Donnan pairing up in a dynamic second row.

Jack Ostin keeps his back row jersey and will be joined by two returnees in Mike Lightfoot and Alfie White, who will be key in this fixture.

Jack Shannon returns to scrum-half to link with Lewis Sayle, who missed Last week’s run-out, with centres Will Coles and Chris Burns looking to break down the Wigton backline.

Glenn Kaighan comes in on one wing with Matt Burrows on the other, looking to bring into play full back Benji Platt, who has recovered from sickness last week. A strong bench gives Hawcoat every chance of the win this weekend.

Last week’s great home win against Clitheroe 2nd XI was the lift that Hawcoat Park A needed as they start to move in the right direction up the table.

There are a few changes this week as a few familiar faces put their hats into the ring against Preston Grasshoppers 4th XI. Peter Jennens will lead the team from the back row, with Joe Rea and Peter Mathews in close attendance.

The front row will have Colin Niven, Ryan Brown and Jack Fawcett at its helm and looking to take on Preston from the off. Hugh Williams, Martin Kennedy and Corey Doughty will all be in with a shout of a second row jersey on the day.

The backs will be in the hands of Jay Crowe at scrum-half with Adam Armstrong, Keenan Cotton and Jason Milby all keen to get points on the board.

Millom’s topsy-turvy season continued last week as they were well beaten at home by a strong Whitehaven side and it doesn’t get any easier as they travel to table toppers Cockermouth.

Hopefully, Millom can travel strong with the likes of Ian Cummings, captain Kieren Coulson and Dean Doyle able to travel.

It’s a family affair, with Luke Coulson looking to keep on improving alongside Joe Laydon and Matty Jordan. The Callum’s of Lamont and Loughran turned out well last week and are hopeful of more of the same this time around.

Chris Park’s experience in the backline will be invaluable, with his backs containing Ryan Carter, Jordan Moyes and Jarty Robinson all more than capable on their day.