Asahi Valley will have to deal with Hong Kong Football Club's former gridiron defenceman Tim Hornibrook today as they bid to take pole position in the First Division Major Championship. Defending league champions Valley meet rivals Club on their home turf this evening (5.30 pm) for the first time since handing out a massive 51-12 thumping last December. The memory of that ignominious loss is something Club skipper Adam Horler hopes to erase as the six teams jostle for the top four positions that count towards the Grand Championship. 'That defeat to Valley last time is something I want to forget. We fielded a second-string side that day and played like a fourth-string team. We will want to come out quickly tomorrow and seize the initiative from the start,' said Horler. Among the players Club will pin their hopes on is second rower Hornibrook, who will provide the bulk and impetus in the forwards who were badly outmatched by Valley the last time around. Valley front-rowers Damien Rangituitia, Stu Denton and Pete Spizzeri had a fine outing during that half-century rout and will be hoping to do the same again. Australian Hornibrook, who has been playing since Christmas, will be one of the key men today. The big forward played American football at college level after representing his country at youth level. Together with Christian McGregor, Hornibrook will lock the scrum and the pair are crucial to Club's hopes of matching Valley up-front where the fate of the match will be settled. Valley are missing forwards Lachlan Miller and Jon Dingley, but are otherwise virtually at full strength. The absence of Miller will see flanker Brent Edwards move into the second row. Halfbacks Gareth Morgan and Carl Murray will call the shots and if they function smoothly as they did last time, Club will be under enormous pressure. Club will also miss the presence of sevens representatives, Hamish Bowden, Warren Warner and Matt Reede, who are all on the injured list, and the absent Will Wild.