CROSFIELDS and Woolston Rovers will square up in a tasty National Conference League Division One clash at Hood Lane on Saturday, kick-off 2.30pm.

Both sides head into the ‘derby’ on the back of away defeats, having been winners on home soil the previous week in the opening round of the season.

Uncharacteristic errors and a whistle-happy referee led to a stop-star affair for Soap at Dewsbury Moor, where they trailed 22-0 at half-time but fought back in the second half before losing 34-16.

Their tries were scored by Alex Clutterbuck, Aaron Holliday and Elliot Liku, with Brad Stanway kicking two conversions. Rovers were narrowly beaten at Skirlaugh but are determined to get back on track against their Warrington neighbours, an eagerly awaited contest that is now back on the calendar thanks to Woolston gaining promotion last season.

Billy Sheen, Rovers’ head coach, said: “These are the games that the lads on both sides really look forward to.

“We missed having them last year so to have them back again this season is great.

“We were disappointed to suffer a narrow loss at Skirlaugh last weekend so will be keen to get back to winning ways and we will make sure that we are ready to give it our all come kick off time.

“We know that Crosfields are tough opponents with some very talented players in their squad, but we are also blessed with plenty of quality so it should be an absolute cracker.”