CLITHEROE and Colne both go in search of a place in the first round proper of the FA Trophy tomorrow.

Both have made strong starts in the Pitching In Northern Premier League North West Division and both face sides from the league above.

Nathan Rooney’s Colne, third in the early table, face a tough task on the road at South Shields, the ambitious North East club backed to be promotion contenders this season.

Cliltheroe travel to Ashton United who are 18th in the Premier Division.

Second-placed Ramsbottom are in North West Division action and host Prescot Cables who have won just one of their opening five games of the season.

In the National League North, having been the centre of attention for the FA Cup first round draw, Jamie Vermiglio’s Chorley head to Bradford Park Avenue looking for their first point of the campaign having lost their opening four games.

The Magpies will be looking for a timely tonic eight days out from their trip to Wigan in the FA Cup.

Fresh from a thumping 5-1 win over Litherland REMYCA on Wednesday night, Padiham fly the flag for East Lancashire in the FA Vase tomorrow.

The Storks are in first round action at Warrington Rylands who have made a strong start in the North West Counties Premier Division, sitting third with Padiham ninth.

Former Blackburn Rovers youngster Willem Tomlinson, last with Mansfield and having spent some of pre-season with Accrington Stanley, completed the scoring in their big midweek victory.

Barnolsdwick Town, down in 16th with three points from their opening four games, are in Premier Division action at Longridge Town who have lost their opening two games.

In the First Division North, Nelson are due to host Daisy Hill while both Bacup Borough and AFC Darwen are without a game in this stop-start season.

Bacup had won their opening three games but found their progress halted after some members of staff tested positive for Covid-19.