Morris returns for lowly Blues

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THERE are three tasty looking local derbies this weekend to whet the appetite.

Worsbrough Bridge Athletic welcome Hallam to fortress Park Road where the hosts will be keen to extend their undefeated home league record to nine games.

The Briggers are in fine form, having thumped bottom of the table Appleby Frodingham 7-2 on Tuesday to climb to fourth in Division One.

Hallam are third from bottom but Julian Watts will be boosted by the return of striker Liam Morris after missing the last two outings.

Parkgate entertain promotion hopefuls Worksop Parramore where Russ Eagle will be hoping for a first win since returning for a third spell in charge of the Steelmen.

Parkgate have won just one of the last seven league games but will be boosted by a 1-1 draw at Liversedge in Eagle’s first game in charge. Worksop Parramore go into the clash second in the table, three points behind leaders Bridlington.

The third local derby is at Oxford Street where Rossington Main take on the Division One leaders Athersley Recreation.

Dinnington Town will hope to avoid a third defeat on the spin against high-riding Cleethorpes Town at Phoenix Park, where Steve Toyne’s side have won just twice in seven league games. Cleethorpes - fifth in the table - have won five of the last six.

Staveley MW will go in search of a third win on the spin at Glasshoughton Welfare. Maltby Main are at fellow strugglers Arnold Town. The Miners are 19th and three points behind their hosts and will be keen to avoid a fourth defeat on the trot against a Nottinghamshire side that has lost the last four.

Armthorpe Welfare have lost six of the last seven in the league but will be expected improve that record against visitors Lincoln Moorland Railway, who go into the game propping up the table.

Elsewhere, Retford United should extend their unbeaten run to five games against Hall Road Rangers, who have lost all seven on the road.