HOLKER Old Boys will be confident of making it back-to-back wins tomorrow when they face struggling Ashton Town.

Brian Dawson’s side triumphed 1-0 at Atherton LR last week thanks to youngster Jamie Hodgson’s late strike.

The victory – Holker’s second in the past three games – helped them move further away from the wrong end of the North West Counties Division One table.

And the Stags’ situation should improve further tomorrow, provided they apply themselves.

Opponents Ashton have won just one league game all season. They prop up the division, having scored just 22 goals and conceded a whopping 77 in 23 league games.

Old Boys have taken seven points from their last four games, beating Atherton and Daisy Hill and drawing with Stockport Town, and they should have too much firepower for the visitors.

It is a busy day of West Lancs League action in Dalton tomorrow, with United and Crooklands Casuals both at home. Dalton face a tough task against Division One pacesetters Poulton Town as they look drag themselves up the table.

Crooklands could also do with a win at home to Coppull United. Cassies sit fifth-from-bottom in the Premier Division and lost 2-0 at home to Euxton Villa last time out.

Vickerstown are looking in good shape in the top flight and will head to Tempest United in upbeat mood following a 2-1 win over Lostock St Gerards.

How Dalton’s neighbours Hawcoat Park would love it if United could shock leaders Poulton as they look to keep in touch at the top with three points at Wyre Villa.

There is a Division Two derby as Furness Cavaliers host a Millom side who have lost just two of their 16 league games and lie fourth.

Defending champions Kirkby United sit ominously top of the Furness Premier League standings. They beat Millom reserves 5-2 last week as Matty Bruce and Tom Wildgoose scored two goals each. But with no game for Kirkby tomorrow, Hawcoat Park reserves can go back to the summit if they beat lowly Cavaliers reserves.

Game of the day last weekend saw title challengers Barrow Celtic come from 4-0 and 5-2 behind against Furness Rovers reserves to eventually triumph 8-7. Rob Johnson was the Celtic hero as he helped himself to a double hat-trick.

Celtic are in Furness Junior Cup action as they host Haverigg United, one of several cup ties taking place.