CROSFIELDS chiefs are appealing for a huge turnout of support to help them succeed in a bottom-of-the-table scrap with Pilkington Recs tomorrow, Friday.

Soap, third from bottom in their first season promoted, are a point clear of Pilks and a point adrift of Ince Rose Bridge at a crucial point in the bid to maintain their National Conference League Division One status.

The clash kicks off at Hood Lane at 7.30pm.

Crosfields go into it on the back of a 42-16 loss at Egremont, where the visitors made a fight of it for 60 minutes but the Cumbrians had an extra gear to see them home.

Meanwhile, Woolston Rovers will be looking to back up last week’s win against Saddleworth Rangers when they travel to Leeds to face Milford in National Conference League Division Two on Saturday.

Head coach Billy Sheen said: “We have found this season that all teams have provided tough opposition on their home ground so we know that we will be in for a tough afternoon but I have great belief in the squad that they can get the job done as long as they stay focused for the full 80 minutes.”

Rovers returned to winning ways 26-14 at home to Saddleworth courtesy of tries from Harry Files, Joe Roper, Sean Boyle, Alex Pendlebury and Adam Files, along with three conversions from Ben Dixon.

Also this Saturday, Rovers A will entertain Ashton Bears A in North West Men’s League Division Two at Monk Sports Club, kick-off 2.30pm.

Rovers coach Liam Lawton said: “We were disappointed not to be able to get a team on the field for last week’s game at Newton Storm due to injuries, holidays and NCL team call-ups but we will hopefully be in a better position this week as we look to get some game time, having not played for a month.

“Ashton have been a little inconsistent, like ourselves, so it should be a good match up. If we play as a unit and keep to our game plan then we will give ourselves a great chance of claiming the win.”

Martyn Ellis was proud of his young Latchford Albion side in a 36-16 loss at North West Men’s League leaders Haresfinch.

With seven of the previous week’s 17-man squad unavailable, five members of the club’s under 18s side stepped up to the plate.

With so many changes, and against a well organised Finch side, Albion found the first half a tough experience and were 20-0 down at the break.

Josh Barnard notched a debut try, with others coming from Stuart Simm and Jack Sherratt, with Nathan Bond adding two conversions.

“It’s a bit strange but I was happier than I have been in games where we won,” said Ellis.

“This performance shows what a great infrastructure the club has as we were not a weaker side despite so many changes.”

On Saturday Albion host Heysham Atoms at Victoria Park at 2.30pm.