ASPATRIA have another attractive home game at Bower Park tomorrow but will be going into it without two experienced forwards.

Graham Andrews and Andrew Holcroft both sustained injuries at Leigh last week that will keep them out of action for some time to come.

They lost 32-18, their fifth reversal in six games, which pushed them to one place above the drop zone in North Two West.

Two weeks ago they hosted League leaders Glossop, losing 31-24, and tomorrow they have second-in-the-table Rochdale as visitors.

The fact that six players under the age of 20 were included in last week’s squad, and all distinguished themselves, will have lightened the gloom.

Neighbours Wigton continue to pursue Cockermouth in the Cumbria League, recovering well from early season setbacks.

The Greens will expect to keep their current run going when they travel to Windermere tomorrow.

Leaders Cockermouth got through their stiffest test to date, beating Whitehaven 22-15 at Strawberry How.

Tomorrow they put their unbeaten tag on the line at Egremont, who are capable on their day of causing a shock.

Whitehaven will look to bounce back from their defeat at Cockermouth when they host an inconsistent Workington side at the Playground.

St. Benedict’s have not been beaten but they will face their toughest test to date at Upper Eden.

Silloth, still looking for an elusive home win entertain Hawcoat Park, the third unbeaten side in the league. Carlisle Crusaders v Furness and Creighton v Millom complete the Cumbria League programme.

Carlisle, our top-ranked side in North Premier, need to halt a run of three successive defeats in which they have shipped 22 tries which has seen them slip to only a point above the drop zone.

Those three games have all been away so they will welcome a return to Warwick Road tomorrow when familiar faces provide the opposition.

Blackburn who were runners-up to Carlisle in North One West last season are the visitors. They have started solidly enough and are sixth, five points better off than their hosts but from a game more.

Penrith are another side on a disappointing run with two defeats following four straight wins which put them top of North One West.

Like Aspatria they relied on youth last week and had four teenagers in the side which lost 27-17 at home to Douglas. Three of them were in the pack.

Tomorrow, now third in the table, Penrith travel to Lancaster where they tackle Vale of Lune who are sixth but only two points behind.

Keswick, who are still looking for their first point, have shown signs of promise despite six straight defeats and will travel to fourth-placed Burnage tomorrow looking for more improvement.