After the bulk of Cumbria's teams had a week off, it’s back to league action tomorrow.

St Benedict’s have been much more like their old selves in the two games before the break.

A superb home win against third-placed Wilmslow was followed by a narrow defeat against Douglas.

It’s a tough ask tomorrow, though, as they travel to Stockport who are now joint second but behind Wilmslow on points differential.

Perhaps the most telling result was two weeks ago when Stockport travelled to Wilmslow and came away with a 24-17 win.

In the first meeting between the two clubs for 15 years, Stockport came out on top despite having no less than five yellow cards during the game.

Benny’s go into the game joint bottom on five points with Rochdale, but with dramatically the worst points differential in the league.

In North Lancs/Cumbria, it’s Keswick who continue to show the way for the county representatives.

They lie second, only three points behind the leaders Tarleton who are the only unbeaten side in the competition. Tomorrow, Keswick would appear to have the easier of the two fixtures.

For while Keswick host fifth from bottom Eccles (11 points and two wins in six games). Tarleton travel to fifth-placed Fleetwood (19 points and four wins from their six games).

Keswick had been disappointed to slip-up at home to Aldwinians but were able to put out a stronger side for the trip to Burnley and came home with a 24-10 win.

Unlike most of our Cumbrian sides, Aspatria were in action last week when they travelled to De La Salle in the Intermediate Cup.

Beaten at home only a few weeks beforehand by the Salford side, Aspatria went down again. Trailing 10-7 at the break, they rather lost their way and were beaten 25-12.

Tomorrow they resume league operation at Bower Park when Littleborough will be the visitors.

Sitting a disappointing eight points off the lead and with three defeats already against their name, it isn’t hard to spot where they have been going wrong.

In six league games so far they have been forced to use 33 different players, not what’s needed for continuity and consistency.

Finding a steady, settled squad will be the main objective for the bulk of the remaining games.

They might have been fairly confident they can deal with the threat of Littleborough tomorrow with the latest table showing them next to bottom.

But, on second examination, it becomes clear that Littleborough have had points docked as they have actually won three of their games.

In fact they have had ten points deducted for misdemeanours and, if they still counted, would only be a point behind the Black Reds.

Wigton would actually be two points behind Littleborough so the Greens could do with a fillip tomorrow.

They have a good chance to improve on their mid-table berth as they host Burnley who are third bottom (one win and seven points).

There’s a full programme planned in the Cumbria League where the stand-out game could be Whitehaven’s home clash with leaders Upper Eden.

The Kirkby Stephen side weren’t over-impressive in their catch-up game last week, beating bottom side Millom 21-17 in south Cumbria.

That put them four points clear at the top from Furness and Workington.

Tomorrow, Furness go to Egremont while Workington entertain Cockermouth.

Carlisle Crusaders entertain Millom while Silloth travel to Windermere.