TWO wins in quick succession have mainatined Holker Old Boys' play-off hopes ahead of the busy Easter period.

Guy Heffernan's team followed up a 3-0 triumph at Daisy Hill last Saturday with a 1-0 midweek home win over St Helens Town.

Old Boys lie ninth in the North West Counties Division One table, four points and three places below the play-offs and with a game in hand on sixth-placed Cammell Laird 1907.

Victory over Chadderton at Rakesmoor Lane tomorrow will further boost the Stags' play-off hopes leading up to a tough Easter Monday trip to top dogs Silsden AFC.

John Paul Stanway is displaying the kind of goalscoring form Holker need if they are to have a successful end to the season, with a brace at Daisy Hill followed by the winner against St Helens.

Vickerstown's survival mission in the West Lancs League Premier Division continued with a 1-0 win at Turton, former Holker striker Danny Keenan scoring the all-important goal.

A similar result against Coppull United tomorrow will push Dave Round's side further away from trouble and into the secutrity of mid-table.

There's derby action in the West Lancs Division One with Askam United entertaining GSK Ulverston Rangers at Duddon Road.

Both sides are coming off defeats, and will be eager to claim local bragging rights and push themselves further up the table.

Hawcoat Park are on the road to Wyre Villa and will be in confident mood after beating Eagley 3-1 last time out.

Third-bottom Crooklands Casuals could do with a win in their bid to elevate themselves into mid-table as they go to Kendal County.

Furness Rovers' 2-0 win at Kendal United lifted them off the foot of Division Two, and they can cause a big shock tomorrow by beating Ladybridge at the Training Pitch.

Three points for Rovers would certainly be welcomed by Millom, who still harbour hopes of catching Ladybridge and second-placed Leyland United.

Danny Pattinson's side head to Leyland tomorrow for a game which could make or break their promotion hopes.

Millom have eight games in hand on Ladybridge and four on Leyland, but with a congested fixture list facing them, they need points on the board and they cannot really afford to lose any more ground.

Elsewhere Walney Island and Dalton United both have realistic expectations of a top-five finish. Walney host Lostock St Gerards reserves while Dalton travel to Tempest United seconds.

Hawcoat Park reserves continued their assault on the Furness Premier League title with a 5-0 win at Millom reserves, Carl Pearson grabbing a brace.

In this kind of form the Maroons look odds-on to take the title, and victory over Dalton United seconds at Railway Meadow tomorrow will aid their cause further.

Their closest challengers Haverigg United host Kirkby United in a second-versus-third clash at Wilson Park, knowing victory is essential to stay on Hawcoat's coat-tails at the top.

Hawcoat A are facing a battle to win the Premier Tiles Division One as they trail leaders Millom A by two points, although they do have a game in hand. Park welcome Ormsgill North End ,while Millom entertain fourth-placed Barrow Wanderers.

Tomorrow's fixtures - North West Counties Division One (3pm): Holker Old Boys v Chadderton.

The Bay West Lancashire League Premier Division: (3pm): Longridge Town v Vickerstown.

Division One (3pm): Askam United v GSK Ulverston Rangers, Kendal County v Crooklands Casuals, Wyre Villa v Hawcoat Park.

Division Two (3pm): Euxton Villa reserves v Furness Cavaliers, Furness Rovers v Ladybridge, Leyland United v Millom, Tempest United reserves v Dalton United, Walney Island v Lostock St Gerards reserves.

Riflemans Garage Furness Premier Division (2pm): Britannia v Bootle, Coniston v Barrow Celtic, Croftlands Park v Vickerstown CC reserves, Dalton United reserves v Hawcoat Park reserves, Furness Cavaliers reserves v Swarthmoor Social, Haverigg United v Kirkby United, Millom reserves v Walney Island reserves.

Premier Tiles Division One (2pm): Barrow Celtic reserves v Bridge United, Hawcoat Park A v Ormsgill North End, Millom A v Barrow Wanderers, Swarthmoor Social reserves v Askam United reserves, Vickerstown CC A v Crooklands Casuals reserves.

Division Two (2pm): Barrow Celtic A v Bootle reserves, British Legion v Walney Island A, GSK Ulverston Rangers reserves v Holker Old Boys A, Kirkby United reserves v Britannia reserves.