BIG game in Division Two Central of the Pennine League on Saturday is the derby between hosts Wyke and Clayton, who have made identical starts to the campaign in terms of matches won and lost.

With Clayton having won five and lost five and Wyke won four and lost four, it points to a keenly contested affair at Towngate.

Wyke were involved in a very fiery encounter last weekend at Woodhouse Warriors, and their coach Ian Wormald will give a number of late fitness tests to his charges after injuries sustaining during that clash.

Sam Kittsen and Danny Worby are the ones to watch for the home side, while Clayton also have some firepower at their disposal, and Wyke will have to keep a close eye on full back Karl Robinson and stand-off Jack Bowman, who both found the whitewash in their last outing.

A Wyke victory would allow them to leapfrog Clayton into fourth place.

Queensbury have a monumental task on their hands when they welcome table-toppers Oulton Raiders.

The Raiders are unbeaten in 11 outings and boast the best attack in the division, scoring over 40 points per game.

Worryingly for Queensbury they also have the meanest defence as well.

Birkenshaw have a big challenge of their own when they travel to fellow strugglers Wakefield City.

Wakefield are rooted to the foot of the table, having lost all eight of their fixtures so far.

A win will see Birky put some real daylight between themselves and Wakefield and put them level on points with Queensbury should they fail to defeat Oulton.

Birky will need all the experience and guile of key play-makers Jarrod Toulson and Matt Honeysett to secure victory.

Toulson, at scrum half, and Honeysett, at hooker, are central to Birky taking away two valuable points.