PRESTWICH face a make or break match at home to Bury tomorrow evening as the two clubs fight it out for a place in the knockout stages of the GMCL20 competition.

Unsworth Draggons lead the way at the top of Pool Four with five points, while Prestwich Heat, Radcliffe Racers and Bury Storm are all level on four.

The group winners are guaranteed a place in the quarter-finals, while three runners-up across the five regional groups will also qualify, depending on overall run-rate.

It is far from clear exactly what Prestwich will have to do to make it through, but captain Andy Bradley is certain of one thing.

"We cannot afford to lose," he said.

"With Unsworth facing Radcliffe, and obviously competition going on in all of the other groups simultaneously, whether or not we progress will probably depend on run-rate.

"So it is all set up for us not only to go all out for the win but also to try to win big and put pressure on the other teams trying to qualify.

"That means that is likely to be an explosive match, and we are hoping to get as many spectators in as possible to enjoy it."

Half of the proceeds from ticket sales on the night will be donated to Bury Hospice in tribute to former member Sarah Taylor, who sadly died earlier this year.

Tickets are £1 per adult and the match will start at 6.15pm, while PCCFC All-Stars, including members of the club's former Sunday football team, will be playing an 80-minute charity match against Broadoak Legends, starting at 6.30pm.

All the players are donating £10 each and there will also be a penalty shoot-out at the end with a further £2 each donated for every penalty miss.

Collection buckets will be going around too, while Grandad's Sausages will be providing a barbecue and there will be music from DJ Sinclair.

But while Bradley expects there to be a party atmosphere, he says his players will be taking the match very seriously, as they bid to bounce back from a crushing nine-wicket defeat at Clitheroe in the second round of the Lancashire Knockout on Sunday.

"It is hard to explain the performance," said Bradley. "For whatever reason we just didn't turn up.

"Our batting was a bit of a shambles really."

In-form opener James Wharmby top scored with 24, but Prestwich were bowled out for 113 and were unable to make any major inroads into the Clitheroe order as they rattled off the runs needed with the loss of just one wicket.

"Once they had us all out for 113 on what was a good pitch we were always struggling.

"We were obviously very disappointed with the score as it's a competition we want to do well in, but we will dust ourselves down and go again this weekend."

Prestwich remain unbeaten in the GMCL Premier Division after their match at Greenmount on Saturday was rained off.

While opener Ryan Stanbury returned from a knee injury to play in Prestwich's 10-wicket GMCL20 win at ELPM on Friday.

He is available for selection in this weekend's triple header, with matches at home to Edgworth and at Denton West in the league on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, as well as the GMCL20 game against Bury.