POCKLINGTON RUFC'S tough schedule of playing the North Premier league's top three teams in successive weeks continues tomorrow as they travel to Cheshire to meet second-placed Lymm (2.15pm).

This will be the first-ever encounter between the two clubs.

Pocklington showed up well for much of their match against third-placed Harrogate last weekend but suffered a 40-20 loss which, following on from the 53-0 reverse at leaders Preston Grasshoppers, left the East Yorkshire outfit still with only one win in nine outings.

Fly-half Dan Elliot, who came off with a shoulder problem last Saturday, has trained okay since so is set to play, while skipper Ben Rees, who replaced him from the bench, appears to have come through his long-awaited comeback unscathed and could make the starting line-up.

York, by contrast, are on the verge of a record run.

Last week's Yorkshire One victory at Keighley made it 10 games unbeaten since the start of the season and, as reported by The Press, if they follow suit at home to Selby as expected, they will equal a club record of 11.

They currently sit clear at top of the table, with Selby joint-bottom, although the visitors to Clifton Park at least go into the game on the back of their first win of term, courtesy of last Saturday's 31-19 defeat of fellow strugglers Wheatley Hills.

Malton & Norton's new-found winning form in North One East will be tested as they travel to Driffield for a second successive derby.

Both teams have won five or their nine matches so far, with Malt making it three on the bounce with last week's impressive 24-0 victory over Bridlington, despite missing a few men through injury.

York Railway Institute, buoyed by the victory at previously unbeaten leaders Rotherham Phoenix last Saturday, will look to continue that sparkling form at home to Ossett, who sit one place above them in the standings.