Daisy Hill have no game this weekend, but will be looking to continue their recent good form in the North West Counties League First Division North when they make the short trip to face Atherton LR in the derby clash at Crilly Park on Boxing Day (3pm).

After a barren run, Daisy have bagged two wins in their past two games, scoring five goals in the process, but they will be facing an LR side whose good run of form since mid-October has moved them firmly into the promotion race, and they currently sit third in the table.

But Daisy striker Ryan Talbot says the squad will be fired up for the game, which traditionally always attracts a good attendance.

“It’s a big game for us, with it being our local derby,” said Talbot.

“It’s my first time playing there (at Crilly Park), but all the lads have been telling me about it, and I’m really looking forward to the game.

“Hopefully we can take the confidence that we have gained from two back to back wins into the game against LR.

“We had been going for a few weeks when results were going against us, and morale was a bit low.

“But we’ve had some very good results against very good teams in the league, we know we are a good side ourselves, and it’s just about getting down to it and doing it again at LR.”