Another Saturday and all three west Cumbrian teams in the National Conference are away from home.

It’s either a feast or a famine – Kells, Egremont and Wath Brow all at home – or they are all on the road.

Thatto Heath, last year’s Grand Final winners and Premier Division runners-up, haven’t looked like repeating their 2017 exploits.

So far, they lie just above the relegation zone with just two wins from five games.

Their second win came last week at home to Myton Warriors after a remarkable game. They edged it 50-48 with a penalty in the last few seconds.

Tomorrow, they prepare to host Egremont Rangers who are Cumbria’s leading team, second in the table just two points behind the 100 per cent leaders Hunslet Club Parkside.

Egremont couldn’t have had a better preparation to take on the Grand Final champions as they won a tough derby clash with Wath Brow 24-16.

Hornets stay third, however, but they have played more games than anyone else in the league.

For that reason alone, they need to bounce back tomorrow at Myton Warriors, the team edged out in that high-scoring affair at Thatto Heath.

The Warriors are rock-bottom with only one point so far, so clearly their effort at Thatto Heath last week will have given them encouragement.

Kells are also on Humberside to take on West Hull, always a tough place to go.

West Hull have played less games than anyone else – just four – of which they have won two and lost two. But they will tackle Kells in good fettle having seen-off fourth-placed Normanton Knights 34-0 last week.

So, with the Premier Division teams all away, the Iggesund Cumberland League clubs should pick up some extra spectators.

The Iggesund Trophy dominates the day’s programme with one preliminary round and three first round fixtures to be completed.

A promising young Cockermouth Titans side host the much-more experienced Distington side in the preliminary round tie.

Hensingham will be fancied to go through at the expense of hosts Kells A. But the other two first round games are a bit harder to call.

Glasson entertain Seaton and Wath Brow A host Ellenborough.

There’s also one tie in the Iggesund Shield preliminary round, in which Flimby entertain Hensingham A.

A good choice of afternoon viewing for the floating voter will be at Aspatria where the Hornets entertain Egremont A in an Iggesund Division One game.