ABERTILLERY Bluebirds will have a big carrot dangling in front of them tomorrow as they bid to secure massive back-to-back victories in the Welsh League Division Two promotion race.

Lee Thomas’ charges entertain Trethomas Bluebirds at the Candour 3G Stadium (kick-off 2pm) with both teams aiming to be sitting top of the table come the final whistle.

Victory for Abertillery and dropped points for leaders Ynysygerwn away to Penrhiwceiber Rangers would see the Gwent club move into pole position.

Currently in third on goal difference behind this weekend’s opponents, Abertillery gave themselves a huge boost in their quest to go up by beating Ynysygerwn last Saturday.

Tom Beynon netted the winning goal on the hour mark to take Abertillery to within a point of the frontrunners.

That win, Abertillery’s ninth of the campaign, came on the back of a 5-1 hammering of Aberdare Town seven days previously.

Thomas’ men are now halfway through their 30-game league programme – only Newport City have played more matches to date, something that could go against Abertillery in the run-in.

Although Penrhiwceiber are sixth, they have only managed to play nine times this term, and still lie just eight points off first place.

Four points separate the top five, with Newport and Ynyshir Albions only three adrift of the two Bluebirds clubs.

Chepstow Town, who go to Newport tomorrow, are still in with a sniff of promotion as they occupy eighth.

Treowen Stars, Panteg and Tredegar Town sit six, seven and eight points above the bottom three respectively.

Tredegar host struggling AFC Porth, while Panteg go to Treowen for a Gwent derby, and pointless Albion Rovers entertain West End.

Risca United remain 10 points behind Division One leaders Trefelin BGC, but with three games in hand.

Third-placed Port Talbot Town visit Risca tomorrow and it’s Aberbargoed Buds for Trefelin.

Caldicot Town, in fifth, host Bridgend Street, Goytre welcome AFC Llwydcoed to Gwent, Croesyceiliog are home to rock bottom Dinas Powys and Abergavenny Town go to Garden Village.

In JD Cymru South, James Kinsella enjoyed the perfect start to his tenure as Cwmbran Celtic manager last weekend.

Niall Yeates was the hero as his goal gave 13th-placed Celtic a 1-0 win at Goytre United.

It’s Llanelli Town at Celtic Park tomorrow with Kinsella and assistant Matthew Williams eager to mastermind another triumph.

Undy travel to lowly Cwmamman United hoping to bounce back from their 2-0 loss to table-topping Swansea University.