ROGER Pickering and his Winnington Park side start will next season with an away trip to Isle of Man-based Vagabonds.

The men from Burrows Hill, relegated to the eighth tier of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) system at the end of last term, have been placed in South Lancs/Cheshire Division Two with 12 other sides.

Liverpool Collegiate and Hoylake drop down from South Lancs/Cheshire Division One, while Tyldesley switch from North Lancs/Cumbria.

They are joined by six teams from Cheshire (South) and three from Merseyside (West) to complete the division.

Park’s first target is to win a league game outside of Northwich, something they haven’t done in more than year – a sequence of 13 matches.

Meanwhile their opening home game is against Eagle, who finished seventh in the now-disbanded Cheshire (South).

September concludes with fixtures at Ellesmere Port and against Heaton Moor at Burrows Hill.

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