ACCRINGTON are aiming to put their league woes behind them when they travel to Littleborough in the quarter-finals of the Inter League Club Challenge Trophy on Saturday.
The Thorneyholme Road side are having a difficult season, without a league win yet in this campaign and they are rooted to the foot of the table.
But the underdogs hope to continue causing upsets in the trophy after victories in the first two rounds - and they aim to avenge a defeat to Central Lancashire League side Littleborough at the same stage of this competition last year.
"We have done well in the competition so far and this is now our only chance of winning something so it is a big game for us," said chairman Rod Kenyon. "Littleborough are a strong, organised side as we saw last year and it is perhaps time for a few of our other amateurs to perform.
"Tama (Canning, the pro) has done well and Tariq Hussain has taken two eight wickets hauls but we need some of the others to chip in now - both in the league and cup.
"I think just one win in the league will help us go on a bit of a roll and, with a few wins, we are mid-table.
"We are a far better side than our league place suggests and I think we have more batting and bowling bonus points than anyone else in the league - and more than we got altogether last season. We just need the tide to turn for us."
Accrington are at home to East Lancs on Sunday where they will go on the hunt for that elusive first league win of the season.
Church, meanwhile, have a tough trip to Haslingden on Sunday - the team they were embroiled in a battle for the championship with last summer.
Phil Sykes' side came up against local rivals Rishton on Sunday and it was a tight game before the rain stopped play.
Church were 143 all out with 37 from Mark Aspin and 35 from Ruven Peiris, with Kumar Dharmasena taking 4-35. Rishton were 26-2 in reply. Rishton, who travel to Todmorden in the semi-finals of the Worsley Cup on July 3, are at home to neighbours Enfield on Saturday.