SKIPPER Matt Norris says it would be "unbelievable" if his Newport side could clinch back-to-back South Wales Premier League Division One titles tomorrow.

Norris and his charges travel to Ynysygerwn needing to overturn Cardiff's five-point lead if they want to follow up their 2016 success under the captaincy of Michael Clayden.

The destiny of the title is in Cardiff's hands and they know a win at relegated Penarth would guarantee them the championship.

However, they will be well aware that slipping up opens the door for Newport.

“We can only control what we do, we can’t worry about what Cardiff are doing,” said Norris.

“All we can do is beat Ynysygerwn and then see what happens in Cardiff’s game.

“I think Cardiff will be under pressure to perform and win the title, and judging by our form, we will be relaxed and looking to play some good cricket."

He added: “It would be unbelievable if we won the league again.

“No club has won back-to-back titles before so it would be amazing if we could do it, and doing it in my first year as captain would be great."

The situation is a reversal of last season when Newport went into the final weekend with Cardiff breathing down their necks.

Newport, away to Port Talbot, held an 11-point advantage over Cardiff.

Disaster struck for Clayden’s men as they lost by one wicket, giving their title rivals from the capital a great chance to snatch the trophy at the death.

However, Cardiff couldn’t secure an outright win against Neath at the Gnoll and ended up just two points behind Newport after the final ball had been bowled.

Last summer proved to be a historic one for all concerned at Spytty Park, with league triumphs for the first and second XIs.

On top of that, Clayden’s troops won the South Wales Premier League T20 Cup and two of the club’s age grade teams enjoyed Welsh Cup final victories.

This term may not have brought the same volume of success for Newport but living up to 2016’s exploits was always going to be tough.

That said, the firsts do have the Macey Shield in the bag – a trophy they didn’t win last time out – and they are still in with a shout of retaining the league title.

Just like the battle at the summit in Division One, it’s a two-horse race for top honours down in Division Two.

Leaders St Fagans and Tata Steel go into the final round of fixtures separated by just three points.

Gwent’s two second tier clubs, Panteg and Newport Fugitives, round off the season with a clash against each other at High Cross.

The Fugies, in fifth, trail fourth-placed Panteg by two points with both in sight of third.

There are two matches left in Division One of the South East Wales Premier League and it’s now Malpas in pole position.

Their seven-wicket defeat of Sudbrook, coupled with Newbridge’s shock 60-run loss at home to Pontypridd, took them into first place.

However, tomorrow sees the new leaders go to Pontypridd, so nothing is a given after what happened to Newbridge a week ago.

Newbridge themselves are away to Chepstow tomorrow, while Blackwood, Sudbrook and Usk host Brecon, Croesyceiliog and Pentyrch respectively.