St Benedict’s are in danger of a fixture pile-up – which the current wet weather isn’t helping.

Recent North One West games at Mirehouse – against Rochdale (twice) and Altrincham Kersal were postponed because of the state of the pitch.

They still have to be fitted-in, and so too has their Cumbria Cup semi-final against Kendal.

Carlisle are already through to the final after beating Penrith 16-3 last week.

The final had been tentatively pencilled in for Easter weekend but that won’t happen now and I gather that Saturday, April 29 is a more likely option.

St Benedict’s have a tough test tomorrow when they travel to second-in-the-table Birkenhead Park.

They still have Wilmslow and Leigh to play at home, as well as the two postponed games with Rochdale and Altrincham Kersal. Then there’s the Cup semi-final with Kendal.

As holders, and winners for the last two years, Saints are very keen to complete the hat-trick.

In North Lancs Cumbria, Aspatria will need to shake themselves after last week’s 50-10 pasting at West Leeds in the Intermediate Cup.

With dreams of Twickenham shattered, what remains now is a tilt at the play-off place in North Lancs Cumbria.

Their big showdown is on April 1 at home to De La Salle but tomorrow they have to make sure they gain maximum points in a home fixture with Littleborough.

De La Salle will be expecting a big win over visitors Workington who prop up the table and have been weakened on away trips recently.

So, the Black Reds have to do likewise against a Littleborough side who ran leaders Carlisle very close a few weeks ago.

Against a very good West Leeds side, Aspatria produced one of their poorest displays of the season, not helped by a flurry of yellow cards, with the addition of a killer red for Matthew Atkinson at the start of the second half.

Even so, the Black Reds could have no complaints with the outcome of the day as West Leeds bossed the second half of the game to run out comfortable winners.

Wigton will expect to beat Trafford at Lowmoor Road tomorrow when they resume after last week’s break.

Silloth are on the road to Fleetwood while Upper Eden entertain Aldwinians.

In the Cumbria League, there’s a west derby as Moresby take on Egremont while the best game looks to be Whitehaven against Cockermouth.

Leaders Keswick host St Benedict’s Ravens who pulled off a creditable 20-20 draw with Whitehaven last week.