Club eye league pole position

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SHEFFIELD will aim to reclaim top spot in Division One South when they take on Market Drayton Town at Dronfield tomorrow.

With Mark Shaw’s in-form team in FA Trophy action last weekend, Ilkeston took advantage to go top with 1-0 win at Leek Town putting them two points clear of Club but having played a game more. However, even if Sheffield do take all three points it may not be enough to send them back to the top with Ilkeston likely to pick up maximum points from their trip to bottom side Quorn.

Sheffield have won seven and lost only one of the last nine outings, a run that began in early September following a 4-2 victory at Market Drayton. It’s a run that Club will be expected to extend against the Shropshire side that are second from bottom and without a win in five on the road.

With Blades versus Owls derby being played on Sunday, Sheffield have lowered prices to £3 for adults and £1 concessions and hope that supporters of both Wednesday and United will come along.

In the Premier Division, Worksop Town travel to bottom of the table Burscough who have taken just one point from six games at the West Lancashire College Stadium.

The rejuvenated Tigers made it two wins from two under new boss Simon Clark following a 4-3 win at Whitby Town on Wednesday that lifted Worksop to 16th in the table.

After beating leaders Chorley 4-0 at Causeway Lane last weekend that cost the visitors top spot.

Matlock Town have another chance to throw a spanner in the title race works with new leaders Northwich Victoria the visitors to the Reynolds Stadium where the Gladiators will hope to bounce back from Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat at Nantwich Town. Buxton go to sixth-placed Marine where John Reed’s side have a score to settle. When the two teams met at the Silvlerlands last month the Merseyside outfit romped to a 4-0 victory.

Stocksbridge Park Steels and Frickley Athletic go in search of further FA Cup glory and a cash pot of £4500. Both teams caused a cup upset in the last round victories over Blue Square North opponents with Steels beating Colwyn Bay 3-1 at Bracken Moor, while Frickley won 2-1 at Harrogate Town in a replay.

But it will take an effort of some magnitude for the pair to progress into the fourth qualifying round, one step away from the first round proper with both facing away trips Blue Square league opposition once more.

Stocksbridge travel to the Butchers Arms where they will be hoping to give mid-table Droylsden the chop, whilst Frickley go to fourth-placed Gainsborough Trinity.

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