DARLINGTON Mowden Park are in need of a home boost after suffering successive defeats.

Defeats to Sale and Loughborough mean Mowden have slipped to ninth in National One ahead of Saturday's game with Chinnor at The Northern Echo Arena.

A win for Danny Brown’s side could see them climb to second, while Chinnor could go top with victory.

Mowden have made three changes, with Jordon Poole, Shaun McCartney and Chris Georgiou returning. Hooker Poole and winger McCartney step up from the bench, while Georgiou returns from international duty with Cyprus.

Head coach Garry Law said: “This is a big game for the lads. We need a full 80 minute performance which we’ve been lacking in the last couple of weeks which has let teams back into games. If we can string together an 80 minute performance we can come away with a good result this week and get our season back on track.”

Chinnor have made a positive start after promotion last season, with notable wins over Ampthill and Plymouth from their opening fixtures.

After the men’s 3pm kick-off, Mowden Park Sharks take on Wasps FC.

The visitors come into the game on the back of a 31-15 win at home over Richmond, and they sit fourth in the Premier 15s table.

Sharks give home debuts for Sophie Shams and Evie Tonkin, who both make the step up from the club’s development side.