POOL travel to Follifoot tomorrow seeking to end a three-match losing streak and lift themselves further from the Aire-Wharfe League Division One drop zone.

With only a 21-point cushion, they are the side Guiseley and Beckwithshaw have in their sights as the best hope of clawing their way out of the bottom two.

Follifoot almost guaranteed their own safety last week with victory over Guiseley, and in Yasar Ali and Istikhar Hussain have two match-winning bowlers.

Hussain, who took 7-28 last weekend, swung the match Follifoot’s way when the sides met earlier in the season with a 6-41 spell.

But Pool have their own star performer in James Rosewarne, the division’s top bowler with 45 victims and just 14 runs short of 500 in the league with the bat.

He led the way when Pool upset the odds in June by beating leaders Otley, and much could depend on him if they are to come out on top tomorrow.

Few will bank on Guiseley improving their precarious position when they entertain Otley, who head the table by 27 points and comprehensively beat them in the Waddilove Cup final last Sunday.

Burley know they must keep winning and hope that Otley slip up, but will have to work hard to overcome Ilkley, who have won their last three matches.

One of the most entertaining matches should be at Rawdon, where Horsforth will seek to climb above their opponents into third place, which would be a real achievement after losing three of their first four matches of the season.

Hall Park will want to dust themselves down after last week’s humbling by Division Two leaders Collingham, and they should get back in the promotion race against relegation-threatened Leeds Modernians.

Collingham should have few problems at Colton, which puts the pressure on second-placed Tong Park Esholt, who have the toughest task of the three contenders when they entertain Saltaire.

Once heading the pack, Addingham now need to win every match in the hope that those above them start to falter.

They won’t find it easy against a Steeton side that are fighting hard for their survival at the other end of the table and who smashed 309 against Kirkstall last week, with William Forster making 108.

Calverley need to emulate that kind of performance against Kirkstall if they are to have any chance of escaping the drop.

Olicanian and Ben Rhydding have little at stake, but if the match is as tight as their earlier meeting, which Olicanian won by one wicket, it should be entertaining.

Of the Division Three front-runners, New Rover face the toughest task against St Chads, while Bardsey should have little difficulty at Shadwell, and Green Lane will be hot favourites to beat Thackley.

Harden and surging Bolton Villas, for whom Sam Lawrence needs one more wicket for 50 in the season, still have an outside chance of joining the party but can’t afford any slip-ups against Menston and Skipton respectively.