A NEW-LOOK Holker Old Boys make their seasonal home bow against early pacesetters Whitchurch Alport tomorrow (kick-off 3pm).

Scott Redhead’s troops take on a side who have netted seven times in their opening two games and who have yet to concede.

But Holker would be happy to see a repeat performance of last season’s game, when they met tomorrow’s opponents at Rakesmoor Lane in the North West Counties League Division One and hammered them 8-0.

Benedict Rebello notched a hat-trick, with other goals coming from Brad Hubbold, John Paul Stanway, Danny Sawyer, Joel Barker and James Bonner.

That season Alport finished at the foot of the table with just two wins under their belts while Holker were eighth after notching 16 victories. Holker have been active during the close season and Redhead has a squad of around 20 at his disposal.

Part-time secretary Maurice Watkin is keen to see the 2016/17 campaign unfold, and he said: “We are looking forward to the season, he has got quite an in-depth squad this year.”

Holker began their North West Counties League One season with a bang at Sandbach United last week, scoring a 2-1 victory with goals from new face Sam Joel and a penalty from former FC United striker Dave Swarbrick to give the Stags all three points.

Joel was released from Blackburn Rovers and comes he in with another recruit at Holker, Jamie Mellen, who was with Everton as a youngster.

Jamie Pattinson and Redhead’s brother, Craig, have returned from Millom while Kevin Watkin, son of Holker stalwart Maurice, is also back at the club.

However, the Stags have lost the services of prolific striker and one-time Barrow AFC player Wayne Curtis, who has decided to hang up his boots.

Watkin has been playing and coaching in America at Mystic, situated about an hour from Boston, and his dad said of the midfielder: “He has been out for BAE Systems for three years, he has come back to Holker and loving his football.

“He played football out there and did a bit of coaching. He got one of his coaching badges while he was out there.”

Holker are searching for a part-time football secretary.

The role was originally carried out by the late John Adams, a position he held for more than 15 years. In the past 18 months the position has been split between club members.