HEAD coach Scott Rhodes believes Heworth ARLC could be looking at another perfect month - if they win on Saturday.

The fourth-placed Villagers are the form team in National Conference League division three, having won their last seven games in a row and picking up maximum points from the months of May and June.

On Saturday, Heworth visit Leigh East, who are level on points with the Black and Whites but with a far inferior points difference. Leigh did, however, inflict on Heworth a 34-6 defeat at Elmpark Way near the start of the season.

But, after this weekend, Heworth are at home to bottom pair Eastmoor Dragons and Salford City Roosters before hosting eighth-placed Drighlington - on paper, all more winnable games.

"Win this week and we'll have another month of maximum points, I'm very confident of that," said the former York City Knights star.

"We know it's going to be tough (at Leigh) - they've got quality and a good coach.

"All the games from now til the end of the season are going to be tough games.

"But we've got a fantastic opportunity to do really well.

"We pick up two points and the next three games are at home, which makes it a little bit easier.

"We've got a fantastic opportunity to to get in a really good position."

Heworth travel across the Pennines missing eight first-team players including Liam Jackson, Fergus Chapman and George Elliott, but Rhodes has faith in the younger players at the club to step into the breach.

Rhodes' squad will also be bolstered by the arrival of Gateshead Storm and armed forces hooker Christopher Dobson, who joins for the rest of the season.

"This time of year, people do go on holidays and there will be unavailabilities," admitted Rhodes.

"It is what it is and we've got to go an compete as best we can.

"We've still got a lot of quality players coming in, they'll want to keep the shirt and they will get the opportunity to do that.

"They're some big names and some big boots to fill but we've got what we've got and players who haven't played much this season will go to pick up two points.

"At the end of the day, it's man on man and player on player.

"I'm confident in the players because we still have a hell of a lot of quality and every game we can come away with two points.

"We have to go there with the right commitment and effort and get the job done."

York Acorn visit Oulton Raiders in division one. New Earswick All Blacks visit Bentley in Yorkshire Men's League premier division and, in division two, Acorn 'A' host Goole Vikings. Heworth 'A' welcome Dewsbury Moor Maroons 'A' in NCL Alliance.