NORTHWICH have made history by winning 27 successive league matches.

If they extend that sequence on Saturday, when title favourites Kirkby Lonsdale visit Moss Farm, then Blacks could not be blamed for starting to dream of reaching the National League.

Their guests have been runners-up in North One West at the end of each of the past two seasons, missing out on promotion after losing a play-off.

And, like Northwich, they have won all six fixtures to date this season.

“We’re going to find out how good we are,” said James Reilly, who plays at centre.

“Every game that we play at this level is a new challenge, and this weekend is the next big one in the club’s history.

“Kirkby have been scoring lots of points, and obviously want to go one better than in the past couple of years.

“That won’t change how we approach playing them though.”

Blacks expect to at full strength, save for long-term injury absentees Chris Bradshaw and Kyle Lindsay.

They have reason to be optimistic too, for only one visiting team – neighbours Winnington Park – has beaten them in a league match on home turf since December 2014.

The other 20 games have ended in a victory for Northwich.

Reilly said: “The numbers are something I don’t think too much about.

“Every now and again somebody will ask – ‘How many is that?’ – in the changing room after a game, but it’s not something that weighs on our minds.

“If anything, it probably makes us more determined because you want to just make the run last one game longer.

“Martin [Poste] never mentions it to us either, he wouldn’t want us to be distracted.

“I don’t know what it is about Moss Farm that helps us there.

"We’re comfortable, but the pitch or the surroundings don’t give us an advantage.

“I think it’s simpler than that; there’s just a team that is enjoying their rugby.”

Kick off at Moss Farm on Saturday is at 3pm.