Friday night lights for second local derby

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Handsworth and Dinnington Town kick-off the weekend’s action tonight when the pair meet in a local derby at Olivers Mount (7.45).

It’s Handsworth second derby in a week after Russ Eagle’s men edged out another of the relegated sides Hallam 1-0 last Sunday, whilst Dinnington made a poor start to life back in Division One after being humbled 5-1 at home against Pontefract Collieries.

Parkgate open their home campaign against Retford United tomorrow hoping to register their first league points of the season and also bounce back from the opening day 4-2 defeat at Scarborough Athletic.

Retford took voluntary demotion into the Baris NCEL Premier Division after being relegated from the Evo-Stik top flight. The Badgers began with a 1-0 home win over promoted Barton Town Old Boys. Barry Payne marked his debut with only goal of the game four minutes from time.

Staveley Miners Welfare will look to continue their good start to life in the Premier Division by making it two league wins from two at the expense of visitors Winterton Rangers at Inkersall Road. Ryan Damms earned Staveley all-three points at Brighouse Town last week.

Armthorpe Welfare will aim to follow up their fine 3-1 midweek victory at Long Eaton United with another positive result away at Liversedge.

Maltby Main are at Lincoln Moorlands Railway. The hosts have picked up just one point from their opening two games, whilst the Miners will be in buoyant mood after their shock 3-2 home win over title favourites’ Bridlington Town last weekend.

Worsbrough Bridge Athletic finally get their season underway a week later than everyone else as manager Chris Hilton takes his side to Division One new-boys Worksop Parramore, who made a perfect start to their NCEL campaign with a thumping 4-0 win over AFC Emley in their first outing.

Emley are at Hemsworth Miners Welfare. Rossington Main play Glasshoughton Welfare at home tomorrow.

And Askern Villa face a tough trip to one of the pre-season promotion favourites Pontefract Collieries - they lost 5-0 there last season.

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