Whiteleas and Harton in confident mood ahead of crucial Littletown clash

The game of the day in Division Two of the DCL sees second placed Whiteleas and Harton host leaders Littletown (1.30pm).

Friday, 12th August 2016, 10:23 am
Whiteleas and Harton's Chris Nichol

With five games remaining, the race for promotion is still wide open with six teams positioned for a realistic chance of finishing in the top two.

Leas trail tomorrow’s visitors by 12 points and a win could see them trade places.

Following last Saturday’s impressive win over challengers Murton, Leas will be going into the clash in a confident mood.

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However, skipper Owen Peterson insists there is still a very long way to go in the promotion race.

Peterson said: “The league table doesn’t lie and we will be playing the best side in the division tomorrow.

“It’s a game we can’t really afford to lose, but neither can Littletown, so it’s going to be tight either way.

“We’re still huge underdogs to go up, especially as four games in our last five are against teams who are all in with a chance of promotion.

“All we can do is take one game at a time and enjoy the experience”.

Peterson makes two changes to his line up from last week, with all-rounder Nick Quinn and opening bowler Chris Nichol returning.

Sid Corner Snr takes his second string to Littletown tomorrow with a three-point lead at the top.

On the back of 11 straight wins, Corner welcomes back all-rounder Andrew Quinn to his side, but Andrew Davies is unavaiable.

The first XI wrap up their 15/15 group campaign tonight as Boldon CA visit Harton Welfare (6pm start).