Aspatria will look to be stronger for their North Lancs Cumbria trip to Tarleton tomorrow.

Tarleton are the early league leaders with three straight wins – the only side to do that.

They have rattled-up 114 points (only Bolton have scored more, 126) and they have the best defence with only 45 points conceded.

Aspatria lie third, level on points with county neighbours Keswick, but with an inferior points differential.

But for their trip to Trafford MV last week Aspatria had to make several changes because of injuries, unavailabilities, illness and holidays.

Coach Mike Scott was included, and came on to score a try and kick an equalising goal near the end before Greg Dickinson scored the winning try.

Paul Miller, another club stalwart was also pressed into service, while for versatility you can’t beat young James Ravell.

He was on the wing at Trafford, scoring the opening try, and has previously operated at hooker, prop and flanker.

Keswick, with two wins and a draw so far, share the distinction with Tarleton of being the only two unbeaten sides in the competition.

It’s a start the Lakesiders could only have dreamt about as, on paper, and even with two home games it looked a stiff opening.

A home draw with last season’s runners-up De La Salle; a good win at Oldham and a home win against previously unbeaten Littleborough has been really encouraging.

Tomorrow they are in south Cumbria to take on Hawcoat Park who have started with a win and two defeats.

Wigton, who are sixth and six points behind Tarleton, have a good test tomorrow at Littleborough.

St Benedict’s are finding the start to the season in North One West pretty tough going.

They lost for the third time on Saturday, 41-9 at home to Altrincham Kersal – but three of the visitors’ tries came in the last ten minutes.

It was 24-9 for a long time, with Benny’s knocking-on over the line when they looked certain to score.

But the biggest worry was that they suffered three more injuries, all early in the game, which affected subsequent options from the bench.

The coaching team hopes that the latest injuries will not be too serious and that next month they will start to get out a strong squad each week.

Tomorrow they visit Firwood Waterloo who have only won once so far.

Tomorrow’s games in the Cumbria League are: Cockermouth v Whitehaven; Furness v Millom; Silloth v Carlisle Crusaders; Upper Eden v Workington and Windermere v Egremont.