The top two in the West Lancashire League Division Two go head to head at Dallam School on Saturday as second-placed Milnthorpe Corinthians battle league leaders Kendal County in one of the most hotly anticipated derby tussles for years.

Both Kendal and Corinthians have always been involved in competitive encounters, however this season both sides have taken West Lancashire League Division Two by storm.

Kendal County, managed by Neil Hayton, lead the way at the top of the division as they hold a six-point advantage over Corinthians.

The Claret and Blues know that three points would put them ever closer to promotion with the finishing line in sight.

Kendal are also on a run of five games without defeat, a run which stretches back to October.

The latest win came on Saturday as they defeated Millom 2-0 at Parkside Road.

County dominated the game, as Kris Clough fired them ahead in the early stages of the contest. However, County keeper Ryan Dodds made a couple of crucial saves in the second half to keep Kendal's lead intact.

Kendal sealed the win from the penalty spot as Matthew Clarke scored with ten minutes remaining.

Milnthorpe Corinthians are also in good form after scoring 23 goals in the last three games, their latest win coming on Saturday as they defeated Furness Cavaliers 5-1 at Dallam School.

After a relatively even start to the game, Corinthians broke the deadlock when a corner into the box was smashed home by Richard Sandham.

Milnthorpe added a second on the stroke of half time through Elliott Bousfield.

Furness started the second half well and pulled a goal back through a Tom Heap penalty, before Corinthians made it 3-1 on 52 minutes when former Blackpool playmaker Danny Coid fired in a 25 yard free kick into the top corner of the net.

Milnthorpe had to play the last 35 minutes with central defender Cory Vickers in goal after their keeper sustained a shoulder injury.

The loss of the keeper didn’t stop Milnthorpe as they made it 4-1 through Peter Baxendale on 69 minutes before Corinthians Captain Richard Packham completed the scoring in the 80th minute with a neat finish from 12 yards.