Match of the Day

Winnington Park v Bowdon (kick-off 3pm)

If Winnington want an early marker as to their strength relative to their rivals at a higher level, then Bowdon can oblige.

The visitors to Burrows Hill this weekend have prevailed in both their Lancs/Cheshire Division One fixtures so far, including a 30-5 victory over Sefton last time out.

Park rode their luck during a slender 11-10 win against Hoylake, who missed a last-minute penalty.

Head coach Matt Farr will expect a better display in front of their own supporters.

READ: Hoylake 10-11 Winnington Park: match report

It's an important weekend for...

Winnington Park Ladies (v Burnley, Sunday, kick-off 3pm)

A first home game of the campaign in a new division following their switch to North Two West.

Winnington lost 31-12 on a long trip to Workington in their opener.

And what about...

Northwich seconds (v Liverpool Collegiate 2nd, kick-off 3pm)

They have an added incentive to prevail as their North West Intermediate League Division Two South encounter doubles as a Robinson Brewery Trophy first round tie.

Both teams will be hoping to recover following a defeat last time out.

Blacks lost 31-24 at Crewe & Nantwich seconds, while their guests on Saturday went down 31-19 at home to Chester thirds.


Saturday, September 15

RFU Northern Division (kick-off 3pm unless stated)

North One West: Anselmians v Blackburn; Birkenhead Park v Northwich; Broughton Park v Stockport; Burnage v Warrington; De La Salle v Firwood Waterloo; Douglas v Carlisle; Penrith v Manchester.

Lancashire/Cheshire Division One: Altrincham Kersal v Southport; Bolton v Leigh; Glossop v Hoylake; Sefton v Rochdale; Tarleton v Fleetwood; Winnington Park v Bowdon.

North West Intermediate League (kick-off 3pm unless stated)

Division Two South: Bowdon 2nd v Winnington Park 2nd; Chester 3rd v Liverpool St Helens 2nd; Helsby v Crewe & Nantwich 2nd; Holmes Chapel v Wirral 3rd; New Brighton 2nd v Didsbury Toc-H 2nd; Northwich 2nd v Liverpool Collegiate 2nd; Widnes 2nd v Whitchurch 2nd.

Division Four South: Congleton 2nd v Oswestry 2nd; Crewe & Nantwich 3rd v Linley & Kidsgrove 2nd; Macclesfield 4th v Newcastle-under-Lyme 2nd; Northwich 3rd v Leek 2nd; Sandbach 3rd v Winnington Park 3rd; Whitchurch 3rd v Bowdon 3rd.

Sunday, September 16

RFU Women's National Challenge

North Two West: Garstang v Workington; Littleborough v Ormskirk; Liverpool Collegiate v Bury; Winnington Park v Burnley (3pm).

North West Colts League (kick-off 2pm unless stated)

Senior C: Eccles v Fylde; Makos v Aldwinians; Ormskirk v Wirral; Preston Grasshoppers v Winnington Park; Rochdale v Whitchurch.

Senior D: Bury v Colne & Nelson; Clitheroe v Wigan; Leigh v Northwich.