SOME people in Warrington will still fancy their fix of live sport on Coronation Day and some may be surprised by the amount of action taking place on such a high-profile state occasion.

Saturday is the day when King Charles is crowned, but there will also be rugby league, football and cricket matches taking place across the borough around that time.

Midday is the key moment the King will be crowned, although the King and Queen Consort's procession will set off from Buckingham Palace at 10.20am with the service at Westminster Abbey starting at 10.53am.

Also at noon, Warrington Wolves Academy's home clash with Wakefield Trinity will kick-off at Victoria Park - a game which will be followed by the under 16s scholarship clash between The Wire and London Broncos at 3pm.

And in south Warrington, the second XI fixtures between Grappenhall and Heaton Mersey as well as Warrington versus Cheadle Hulme will also be noon starts.

While over at Monk Sports Club in Woolston at 12.30pm, Woolston Rovers A will entertain Bank Quay Bulls in a friendly fixture.

By the time Charles and Camilla arrive back at Buckingham Palace, at 1.33pm, following their coronation procession in the Gold State Coach, more cricket action will have got underway - Lymm Oughtrington Park versus Middlewich, Glazebury v Kerridge, Appleton second XI v Old Parkonians second XI and Appleton third XI v Lindow third XI, which all start at 1pm.

Either side of some local football kick-offs, Charles and Camilla will receive a royal salute from the military in the palace gardens at 1.45pm and 30 minutes later the King and Queen will appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony, accompanied by other members of the royal family, to watch a flypast.

Locally, though, Greenalls Padgate St Oswalds v Lostock Gralam and Lymm Rovers Reserves v Newton Reserves will get going at 2pm.

The Greenalls game at the Tetley Walker Club in the Cheshire Football League Premier Division is particularly key as they are currently bottom of the ladder and need to achieve some wins in the games in hand they have on the sides directly above them, though Lostock will provide tough opposition as the second-placed side in the competition.

And then at 2.30pm Woolston Rovers will be hoping to bounce back to winning ways at the first opportunity when they entertain Milford in National Conference League Division Two at Monk Sports Club, Hillock Lane, Woolston.

This follows losing late on at Shaw Cross last weekend in a game in which four players - two from either side - received their marching orders.

Rovers NCL head coach Billy Sheen said: “We were bitterly disappointed to come away from Shaw Cross without the win after dominating for large periods but we have to put that out of our minds now and concentrate on getting the victory this week.

"We have been playing some fantastic rugby, but we have let ourselves down in certain areas and we cannot afford to keep doing that.

"It is vital that we keep our discipline, with and without the ball, to make it as difficult as possible for Milford.

"We need to make our home ground a fortress if we are to reach our goals this season.”