Lancaster can help Morecambe’s bid for Northern Premier League title

Ben Simm.
Ben Simm.
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Lancaster can do near rivals Morecambe a big favour in their quest for the Northern Premier League title on Saturday.

The Lune Road men, who are set to have Ben Simm returning as captain, travel to Stanley Park to face a Blackpool side who are 12 points behind table-toppers Morecambe in second place.

Josh Dixon.

Josh Dixon.

The clash on the Fylde Coast could be a tasty one with Saturday’s hosts having pulled out of Lancaster’s Twenty20 finals day earlier in the season.

Josh Dixon’s side on the other hand host Kendal looking to keep up a fine run that continued with a 29-run win at Barrow last time out.

The two near neighbours will first meet in the Tower Shield, currently held by Morecambe, on Friday night, August 7, with two young sides expected to be in action for what is a 6pm start at Woodhill Lane.

Lancaster complete a run of three games in three days with a Readers Cup semi-final at Leyland on Sunday.

Victory would secure a second final of the season at Lune Road.

The last four contest is a 1.30pm start while Saturday’s league games get underway at 1pm.