NORTHOP HALL must guard against complacency as they prepare for a pivotal weekend of Liverpool Competition action.

Hall stunned Division One leaders Rainford six days ago, securing only their second win of the campaign and inflicting a first defeat on the table toppers as spin duo James Hurlin, left, and Enamul Haque impressed.

Next-up for Hall is a trip to rock-bottom Wavertree, who have yet to pick up a positive result this term, before the Flintshire outfit host Old Xaverians in the Ray Tyler Cup quarter-finals.

“We can’t get complacent, we’ve got to be focused,” said director of cricket Dave Kennedy. “There is a good buzz about the place after last week’s win, but it’s important to consolidate now.

“We can’t go and get over-confident after beating Rainford because we’ve got some important games coming up.”

After heading to Wavertree, Hall’s next league clash sees them face second from bottom Fleetwood Hesketh - a fixture schedule Kennedy wants to capitalise on.

“There is a chance to really try and get some momentum,” said Kennedy. “If we could get two wins we would be in really, good shape.”

Sandwiched between those two league fixtures is their cup quarter-final - another match Kennedy is eager to win.

“I told the lads to make an effort to be available and they have,” he said. “There’s a great chance to get to the semi-finals.”

Jack Billington has left Hall for St Georges, Kennedy adding: “It’s disappointing to lose him, but we wish him well.”