IT is approaching crunch time in the Lancashire League with this weekend’s double header a pivotal moment in the campaign.

Just two games remain after Sunday as clubs look to battle for the title, to make the top 12 ahead of next season’s split and to avoid finishing bottom of the pile.

Newcomers Walsden lead the pack having won 18 of their 19 games - the other was rained off - and they host Middleton and visit Church this weekend.

Lowerhouse, Ramsbottom and Darwen are the trio trying to chase down the leaders and all three will no there is little margin for error.

House host Darwen tomorrow in the game of the weekend where a defeat for the Towers will almost certainly end their title chances ahead of a home date with Milnrow on Sunday when Lowerhouse are at Nelson.

Ramsbottom will be looking for maximum points from fixtures against Haslingden and at Rawtenstall.

At the other end of the table, second bottom Rishton have a home double header against Nelson and Rochdale - two sides who currently occupy the final top half positions as they fight to be in the top tier of next season’s two division set-up.

Todmorden and Enfield are just the wrong side of the line as things stand with the former visiting Norden and hosting Clitheroe while the Dill Hall Lane men entertain Rawtenstall and then travel to Middleton.

Milnrow currently prop up the table and face Church tomorrow while Accrington batsman Keiren Grimshaw, who hit two half centuries last weekend, will look to maintain that form in games at Bacup and at home to Norden.

Burnley, in 10th, will bid to cement a spot in the top half against Colne and Great Harwood while Haslingden have a 13-point deficit to bridge if they are to haul themselves into the top division for 2019.