ANDREW SWARBRICK believes Chirk are benefitting from their ‘step into the unknown’.

The Wrexham-based outfit have gone into their Shropshire League Division Two campaign knowing very little about forthcoming opponents after switching from the North Wales League.

And having pieced together an impressive seven-game unbeaten run, Swarbrick is enjoying the challenge of the unfamiliar.

“It’s been a good thing for us that we’ve been turning up to games and not knowing what we are going to face,” said Swarbrick, who was named the Shropshire League's player of the month for June.

“It’s meant that we’ve stayed focused and ready for whatever the opposition has thrown at us.

“We haven’t had a clue for pretty much all of the season and that has brought the best out in us.”

It will be a familiar tale for Chirk tomorrow as they play host to Lilleshall, who are fifth in the table, 34 points behind Swarbrick’s second placed side.

“All we know is that they are three places below us in the table,” continued Swarbrick. “Apart from that it’s difficult to know much about them because I thought Albrighton were not a bad team when we played them, but they are second from bottom.”

Nothing changes for Chirk, though, Swarbrick determined to extend his side’s winning run to six games and keep up the pressure on table topping Wellington Seconds.

“It’ a brilliant run we are on.” said Swarbrick. “The run, from where we’ve come from in terms of going so many games without a win, has been just brilliant.

“But we don’t want that run to stop. I could win 300 games, but that one defeat would really hurt - I just hate losing.”

Gareth Partridge misses out for Chirk tomorrow with promising youngster Frank Macdonald-Brown filling the void in an otherwise unchanged XI from the one that cruised to victory over Forton last week.

Chirk Seconds are also in action tomorrow afternoon as they make their way to Iscoyd & Fenns Bank Seconds in Division Eight.

Overton will be looking to put last week’s conceded fixture in the past by beating visiting St Georges Thirds in Division Six.

A player shortage meant that Overton were unable to fulfil their scheduled trip to Cound Seconds.