Premier Division place is up for grabs

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The battle for a place in the Hevey Building Supplies Premier Division comes to a head tomorrow.

Both Oundle and Desborough are in the hunt at the top of Division One and come tomorrow evening the issue will have been decided.

As things stand, Oundle are 10 points clear of their nearest challengers and a victory on the road at Wellingborough Indians will be enough to elevate them to the top-flight for the first time.

If they fail to beat the Indians, a side they drew with earlier in the season, then Desborough, should they get the better of struggling Isham at West Lodge Park, could overtake them and end a three-year absence from the elite division.

At the other end of the table, the Old Wellingburians need to overturn a 22-point deficit if they are to avoid relegation in place of Isham but they will face a tricky test as they head to Irthlingborough.

Elsewhere, Geddington host Rushden, Kettering are at home to Loddington and Old Northamptonians 2nd entertain their Finedon Dolben counterparts.

In the Premier Division, with no isues to be decided, it is all about playing for positions.

With the title in Peterborough’s hands – they could pass the 500-point mark if they claim maximum points against Wellingborough - Northampton Saints and Finedon are in a contest to finish as runners-up.

If the Saints claim 30 points against the NCCC Academy, the latter’s last ever fixture, they will finish the campaign in second but any other result could see Finedon leapfrog them.

Finedon are at home to the ONs, who can’t come any worse than fourth.

Horton will be aiming to drag themsleves of the bottom of the pile when they host Burton Latimer at Denton Road.

Burton are 18 points ahead but victory for Horton may be enough to force a swap in positions.

The weekend’s other games see Wollaston travel to Brixworth and Stony Stratford host Rushton.