ANNAN Athletic will be looking to bounce back after losing out to Albion Rovers last Saturday.

Peter Murphy’s men were 4-0 down at one stage but fought back to narrow the gap to 4-2 by full-time, Jamie Ballantyne and Christian Nade the scorers.

It was a game that Annan were expected to win, and they will be hoping to add to their points tally when they entertain Queens Park tomorrow (3pm).

Northern League Division One outfit Penrith AFC have won just one of their last six league games and will be hoping to put last weekend’s 6-0 defeat at West Auckland Town, well and truly behind them.

Tomorrow, they will have to be at their best when they entertain third-placed Hebburn Town.

Northern League Division Two side Carlisle City have recently suffered a unwanted mid-season stop-go period, with several weather-affected matches being postponed.

The Sky Blues will be looking to get back into action tomorrow when they travel to Crook Town.

The encounter promises to be a keenly-fought, close affair with City fifth in table.

Prolific goal-scorer, Rob McCartney has already scored 18 goals in the season to date, including another hat-trick in the remarkable 5-5 draw with Newcastle University at Gillford Park last Saturday, and he will be looking to add to his tally.

While City’s defence may appear to be prone to being breached, their attack just never give up.

The Sky Blues were trailing the students 5-2 with less than 10 minutes to play, and it was the “shell-shocked” University men who were pleased to hear the final whistle.

A manager can’t ask for much more, and Jim is pleased with their attitude.

Northern League clubs are at least spared the crowded Christmas / New Year period of fixtures imposed on members of some other leagues.

The Sky Blues don’t have fixtures on either Boxing Day or New Year’s Day.

Following last Saturday’s match, City are now not due to play another home match till Saturday, January 11 when, curiously, tomorrow’s opponents Crook Town come belatedly “first-footing” to Gillford Park.