TOMORROW is "derby day" at Long Lane and bragging rights as well as Cheshire Football League points are at stake as Greenalls PSO host Eagle Sports.

Third-place Eagle make the short trip across town hoping to keep up the pressure on the Premier Division leaders while third-bottom Greens aim to climb away from the lower end of the table.

However, having lost 5-1 when the teams met at Thornton Road in August, there is an extra motivation for the hosts – revenge.

"After the way things turned out last time, we have a big point to prove," said co-manager Andy Dawson, who picks the Greenalls team alongside Chris Brown.

"After that game, we hit a bad run of form. It really hit the lads.

"Getting beat in that manner in a derby took a lot out of us. We didn't lose to Eagle at all last year so to lose 5-1 to them really hurt.

"The lads are focused, ready and looking forward to it.

"The only priority after 90 minutes is three points, especially in a derby game. There's no such thing as losing or drawing. It's all about winning."

They may have been convincing victors last time out, but Eagle boss Richard Chinn is expecting a much tougher assignment tomorrow.

This will also be his side's first game in four weeks and he says his players are itching to get out there.

"I'm hoping it will bring that bit extra out of our lads. There have been a few messages flying round between the lads and they're raring to go," he said.

"We haven't played for a while so they're itching to play and with it being a derby, it adds that little bit more.

"They will be bang up for it trying to put the last game right.

"It wasn't an easy game as such, but we played very well and they perhaps weren't at our best.

"It will probably be a wet, muddy pitch that won't be easy to play football on, so that will play a part as well.

"I'm expecting a much tougher game."

Kick off at Tetley Walker Sports and Social Club is at 3pm.