Richard Metcalf is realistic about the start Keswick have made to life in North Lancs/Cumbria.

The top Cumbrian side in the division, Keswick will take particular pleasure in looking down at the moment on both Aspatria and Wigton.

But Metcalf is fully aware that it could all implode after a start which sees them one of only two unbeaten sides.

“If we finish in the top half of the league, it will be a case of ‘hallelujah’," said Metcalf.

“And if we are in the bottom half, but out of the relegation zone, we can congratulate ourselves on job done.

“Because, after winning the Cumbria League last season, that was our target – to stay in North Lancs/Cumbria.

“We are young and lightweight, and there will be some stern tests to come but we are playing with confidence after our success in the Cumbria League last season.

“That has helped us, although we are finding that teams in this league don’t give up and keep playing for 80 to 85 minutes however long it takes.

“I thought last week’s opponents Hawcoat Park gave us more problems than any other and they are near the bottom."

Tomorrow, Keswick are back at Davidson Park with Aldwinians from Droylsden as their visitors.

Aspatria are still very much among the contenders for a promotion challenge, despite losing two of the first four games.

They had first-hand experience on Saturday of Tarleton, who lead the way by two points and are six points ahead of the Black Reds.

The word back is that they are a young, enthusiastic side with a very well organised defence, which helped them to a 22-15 win against their Bower Park visitors.

Aspatria have not had it easy in putting a settled team on the park as pre-season injuries, work commitments and the like have seen them use 28 players already.

Last season’s main rivals De La Salle, who pipped them to second spot, are their visitors tomorrow and a close contest is virtually guaranteed.

Wigton, so far, have been disappointing as they too have had to ring the changes each week.

The highlight was the one-point win over Aspatria in the opening game but, despite another win, they find themselves fifth from bottom.

Tomorrow, they will expect to make some progress up the table as they host next-to-bottom Hawcoat Park.

Life has been hard for St Benedict’s, with four defeats and not a single point so far.

They have another tough one tomorrow when they host second-in-the-table Wilmslow but hope to be getting stronger in personnel as October develops.

There have been a few surprises already in the Cumbria League with the likes of Workington and Cockermouth both still seeking their first wins.

Both have tricky games tomorrow with Cockermouth travelling to Egremont and the Zebras hosting Windermere.

Whitehaven v Silloth looks to be the best game in the Cumbria League, while Carlisle Crusaders entertain Furness and leaders Upper Eden travel to Millom.