AFTER Leon Andrews made his 250th appearance for Cross Keys earlier this week, another Pandy Park stalwart is set to celebrate a special milestone tomorrow.

Versatile forward Tom Lampard will reach the

350-game mark when Morgan Stoddart’s troops run out at Bridge Field to face Bedwas (kick-off 2.30pm).

A healthy win for Keys would see them go above their hosts in the Principality Premiership table and give Lampard an extra something to remember his big day by.

Head coach Stoddart is full of praise for the 33-year-old, who can play at lock or in the back row, and believes he can pull on the Keys jersey many more times.

“It’s an amazing achievement,” he said.

“Lampy is a player that you can always rely on – he trains every session, doesn’t moan and plays at the same level every week.

“He is a real grafter and is always up there for the most tackles made and most rucks hit.

“Lampy doesn’t seem to be slowing down and will be here next season, I don’t see any reason why he can’t aim for 400!”

Pontypool-born Lampard, who previously played for Newbridge and Fleur de Lys, made his Keys debut back in 2005 and has become an integral part of the squad over the years.

He was in the side that beat Pontypridd to lift the Swalec Cup in 2012 and came off the bench in the final two years later when Keys lost to the same opponents.

Tomorrow’s game won’t be quite as high profile as those two but it is still expected to be a keenly-contested Gwent derby.

“I’ve been really pleased with the last two home games and how a lot of the younger players have performed,” added Stoddart.

“Those games will be useful for them but it will also push the older boys in the squad to respond, making it more difficult to pick the team.

“Games against Bedwas are always tough and we have been pretty well-matched over the years with it coming down to one score.

“After grinding it out at Bargoed and then having a tough game up at RGC, we were excellent against Cardiff and Llandovery so we have to build on those performances.”