Kells face an away tie in the semi-final of the BARLA National Cup.

They will visit the eventual winners of the postponed quarter-final game between Myton Warriors and Wigan St. Cuthbert’s.

That was cancelled for a second time at the weekend and they will have to find a winner before the semi-final date of March 28.

Beverley, who beat Glasson in the quarter final will host Siddal, conquerors of Ellenborough, in the other semi-final.

Whoever Kells face, they will almost certainly send their A team now that the National Conference season has started and they will be in Division One action.

Kells started their league season on the right foot with an excellent 22-0 home win over Leigh Miners Rangers last week, but it will undoubtedly be a bit tougher tomorrow when they visit Wigan St. Patrick’s for their second fixture.

St. Pat’s enjoyed an excellent 26-12 win at West Bowling, the Yorkshire side who put in such a great performance when losing narrowly to Workington Town in the Coral Challenge Cup.

Kells chairman Peter Smith said: “It was good that our new coach Steven Kirkbride got off to a winning start.

“He has settled into the job well and has introduced one or two new faces, giving some of the younger ones a go as well.”

One of Kells' new faces is Jordan Thomson, the former Hensingham forward who had a spell with Whitehaven last season, but more recently has been playing rugby union.

Kells were the only one of the four west Cumbrian sides to start the National Conference programme with a win.

Wath Brow had a hard-fought battle with the 2018 champions Hunslet Club Parkside last week, before going under 14-6.

They go to Underbank Rangers tomorrow, taking on a Huddersfield side who were 34-30 winners at York Acorn on Saturday.

Egremont Rangers face a second successive away trip. They lost 30-10 at Rochdale Mayfield last week and visit Castleford to take on Lock Lane who went down 14-10 at Pilkington Recs.

In Division Three Hensingham have suffered two narrow defeats so far but will be looking to get off the mark tomorrow when they host a Cumbrian derby against Millom, who got their first win last week, 20-16 at home to Oldham St. Anne’s.

The Iggesund Cumberland League will stage six games - three in each Division.

Champions Distington, made to work for their 24-16 win at Ellenborough visit Kells A. Ellenborough will hope to make amends when they travel south to take on League newcomers Walney Central, and Glasson Rangers made that trip last week and came home with a 38-16 win. They have a shorter journey tomorrow when they visit Wath Brow A.

Top match in Division One is likely to be at Egremont where the home club’s A team entertain a rejuvenated Lowca.

There’s a town derby in prospect with Maryport hosting Ellenborough A, while Seaton A have a home fixture with Aspatria Hornets.