After coming out on top in their first derby of the season, Egremont will desperately want to follow-up in front of their own fans.

An 18-6 win at Wath Brow gave Rangers a five-way share of the lead and, tomorrow, they host a Thornhill Trojans side who are fourth-bottom.

But it’s early days, a long way to go, and championships are not won in April.

Assistant coach Paul Henson said: “That was our best performance so far at Wath Brow, so we are hoping to maintain that now.

“We kept the same squad from last season with the addition of Mark Tyson from Askam. He toured Fiji with BARLA and, although mainly a centre, has been operating at half-back for us and doing a good job.

“We also had player-coach John-Paul Brocklebank back in the side again after he missed most of last season through injury. So, that’s like having a new signing.”

Brocklebank was sent off two weeks ago and, although he played at Wath Brow on Saturday, he is still waiting to hear of any pending suspension.

Looking ahead to Saturday’s game with Thornhill, Henson said: “It’s a long time since we played them as they have just come up this season.

“I think it’s good that we play different teams.

“They have only won one in three but that was against Kells, so we are not expecting an easy game.”

Kells are also at home tomorrow and will play Siddal who earned high praise for their performance at Workington Town in the Coral Challenge Cup. They beat Thornhill Trojans 22-17 in a tight game and, as former champions, will provide some stiff opposition for Mark Ryan’s men.

After the disappointment of that derby defeat, Wath Brow Hornets are on the road to Castleford to take on Lock Lane, back in the Premier Division after just one season in the flight below.

They have won only one of their three matches so far but, like most Yorkshire sides, will be tough opponents on their own patch.

In the Iggesund Cumberland League, there are some tasty-looking games tomorrow.

Ellenborough and Seaton Rangers put unbeaten records on the line in Maryport, although to be fair, Elbra’s is from four matches and their opponents from only one.

It seems pretty clear Ellenborough will emerge as the main challengers for Distington’s crown, but there’s a lot of optimism around the Seaton camp this year that they could be on the cusp of something good.

Tomorrow might tell us if they are ready to compete for the main honours.

Ellenborough host the first-team clash while Seaton provide the venue for the first game between the two clubs’ new A teams.

Aspatria Hornet seemed to be making good progress last season but they have still to open their account after four matches.

They will be hoping to get off the mark tomorrow when they entertain Hensingham A.

Champions Distington have three wins from three games and will be fancied to maintain that 100 per cent record when they visit Lowca.

Also three from three are Wath Brow A who visit revived Maryport, not yet able to build on their opening-day victory.

Cockermouth Titans went down at Elbra A last week and are up against another A team tomorrow, with Egremont supplying the opposition.