PROMOTION has always been the name of the game for Chirk - and victory at Wroxeter and Uppington will move them a step closer to achieving their target.

While Wellington Seconds are 41 points clear of second placed Chirk, the Wrexham-based outfit have received a boost in their bid to swap the third-tier for Division One next term.

“We are 90 per cent sure two teams will go up,” said Chirk captain Andrew Swarbrick. “From discussions we’ve had and teams saying ‘we hope we don’t see you next season’ the consensus is that two will go up.”

Asked whether that would be ‘mission accomplished’ with the title the priority at the start of the campaign, Swarbrick declared: “Absolutely.

“Everyone wants the title at the start of the season, but if we can go up then I don’t care how we do it, to be honest.

“If finishing second gets us promoted to Division One then it will be job done.”

Chirk are 28 points clear of third placed Worfield Seconds with three games to play - the first at Wroxeter.

“We’ve just got to beat what’s put in-front of us,” continued Swarbrick. “I noticed Wroxeter only had eight men a couple of weeks ago, but they weren’t a bad side when we played them last time.”

Chirk wrapped up a 10th outright success of the campaign last weekend by beating St Georges Seconds by four wickets.

Frank MacDonald-Brown pocketed 4-21, before Nick Flack, pictured, struck 71 as Chirk chased down 196 for a key win.

“It was a very good performance,” added Swarbrick. “We showed that we could grind out a win, we showed a real fighting spirit which was great.”

MacDonald-Brown is a doubt for Chirk, who are set to recall Chris Martin to their XI, with Liam Walker and Sam Davies set to return to the Seconds for their trip to Condover Seconds.

Northop Hall failed to derail Wigan’s Liverpool Competition Division One promotion hopes, but they will be looking to throw a spanner in the works for Rainford, who entertain the Flintshire outfit.

Hall Seconds host Norley Hall Seconds and the Thirds tackle Sefton Park Fourths.