THATTO Heath will be hoping a switch to Friday night will bring them a change of fortunes when they entertain Leigh Miners Rangers tomorrow night (kick-off 7.30pm).

The Crusaders suffered another setback last week when they went down 30-12 at Wigan St Pats after taking an early 6-0 lead. It will surely just take one confidence-boosting win to get Heath back on track and they will be hoping to turn the corner at the expense of Miners.

In the North West Counties League Premier Division, meanwhile, Blackbrook will be hoping to build on last week's great Lancashire Cup triumph when they entertain fellow semi-finalists, Orrell St James. Games between these two are invariably close and all the indications are that this one will follow that pattern.

Haydock should continue their impressive form away to Halton Farnworth, while Bold Miners will expect to take the spoils at home to newly-promoted Rylands.

Further down the leagues, Haydock second string currently boast a 100 per cent record in Division Three but that will be put to the test this week when they entertain last year's Division Four champions, Golborne Parkside.

In the same division Clock Face also face a test of their improved form at home to Milnrow, while Thatto second string, 70-4 conquerors of struggling Higginshaw at the weekend, will find a trip to unbeaten league leaders, Shevington Sharks a much tougher proposition.

Blackbrook second team are another side who have made a good start to the season with five wins from six in Division Four and they will be looking to continue their winning ways away to Wigan Keepers.

Fixtures, Friday, October 15

National Conference League Premier Division: Thatto Heath v Leigh Miners (kick-off 7.30pm).

Saturday, October 16

NWCL Premier Division: Blackbrook v Orrell St James, Farnworth v Haydock, Bold Miners v Rylands.

Division Three: Haydock A v Golborne Parkside, Clock Face Miners v Milnrow, Shevington Sharks v Thatto Heath A.

Division Four: Wigan Keepers v Blackbrook A, Eccleston Lions v Waterhead A.

Division Five: Rochdale Mayfield A v Bold Miners A.

Division Six: Rylands A v Newton

Results, Saturday October 9

Lancashire Cup quarter-finals: Blackbrook 16 Simms Cross 14.

National Conference League Premier Division: Wigan St Patricks 30 Thatto Heath Crusaders 12.

NWCL Premier Division: Haydock 56 Wigan St Cuthberts 4.

Division One: Portico Vine 14 Harefinch 24, Hindley 14 Pilkingtons 32.

Division Three: Bamber Bridge 24 Clock Face 27, Thatto Heath A 70 Higginshaw 4.

Division Four: Pilkingtons Recs A 68 Crosfields A 6, Blackbrook A 42 Eccleston Lions 0.