REJUVENATED Darlington Mowden Park want to put on a show at The Northern Echo Arena on Saturday afternoon to make amends for an away day defeat that is stuck in the memory.

Plymouth Albion, sitting third in National League One, have made the long trip to the North-East with the aim of building on a season of 14 victories from 20 matches; including a 39-3 victory over Mowden four months ago.

But Mowden, fresh from beating Old Albanians last weekend when Adam Radwan scored a hat-trick, are a different proposition these days.

Director of rugby Danny Brown said: “Plymouth are a very good side with a strong physical edge, we were taught a harsh lesson down on the south coast back in October, so the lads will have that in the back of their minds.

“We have worked very hard to right some wrongs from earlier in the season and have turned the results around. It is crucial for us that we continue the improvement not just for the team but most importantly the supporters.”

James Penman and Joel Gill are unavailable, while James Fitzpatrick will be back on the bench after missing the victory over Old Albanians.

Ron Conquest will be in at No 5 after returning to the club from Coventry and Will Murray has been promoted to the first team picture again after shining for the seconds.

Blaydon will have their work cut out on home turf as they look to stun the runaway league leaders.

While Plymouth and Ampthill battle it out for second spot, Hartbury College are clear leaders and can actually break the 100-point barrier when they are visited by the men from the North-East today.

Hartbury have already amassed a 99-point tally from their 20 games and Blaydon will be looking to stop them in their tracks.

Blaydon, battling at the wrong end of the table as they look to stay up, managed to successfully beat high-flying Blackheath last weekend and want a repeat of that performance and more to stop the best team in the division.

In National League Two North there is also a league leader facing Tynedale.

Tynedale must try to stop Caldy, who have only lost once from their 20 games so far, if they want to improve on their eight-place position after narrowly beating sixth placed Chester last weekend.

The only other one of the region’s teams in action will see Gusiborough look to boost their lowly position in North One East by shocking stuttering mid-table Huddersfield YMCA.

And in Northumberland One Ryton will face Barnard Castle. The two teams are at opposite ends of the table with Ryton rock bottom after losing comprehensively to Hartlepool Rovers last week. Barnard Castle, though, are third and in with a shout of promotion.