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WITH leaders Worksop Parramore without a game, Handsworth can go top of Division One providing they can win at Worsbrough Bridge Athletic.

Current form suggests that Russ Eagle’s team will take the spoils as they aim for a third win in eight days. Worsbrough have won only one of the last five outings but have an excellent record against local rivals this season having already enjoyed victories over Hallam, Dinnington Town, Worksop Parramore and Rossington Main.

Hallam entertain improving Shirebrook Town where the Blues will be hoping to bounce back from a 4-2 home reversal against Bottesford Town. The visitors are undefeated in five outings and came from two-goals down to draw 2-2 at Glasshoughton on Tuesday. However, three points for Julian Watts’ teams would see them go above Shirebrook, who currently sit 14th in the table.

Rossington Main should pick up all three points against visitors Teversal.

Steve Lodge’s side have lost just one of the last six and have scored in every game this season including hitting hit five past Teversal on the opening day of the season without reply.

Retford United and Staveley Miners Welfare are the only two teams in the Premier Division’s top five that are in action.

The Badgers take on Winterton Rangers at Cannon Park knowing a win will take them to the top of the table and two points clear of current leaders Bridlington Town. Retford have been beaten once in 11 and should complete a league double over a Rangers side they beat 4-2 a fortnight ago.

Staveley travel to second bottom Pickering Town looking for the win that would put them go level on points with Bridlington with two games in hand.

Maltby Main will look to end a run of 10 winless league games against Nostell MW. Steve Adams’ team will take some comfort from last week’s 1-0 defeat at Retford when they were beaten by a goal deep into stoppage time.

Just a week after suffering a 3-1 league defeat against Bridlington at Green Lane, Parkgate welcome east coast rivals Scarborough Athletic for a FA Vase First Round tie, with the Steelmen intent on avenging 4-2 league defeat at Queensgate earlier in the season.

Dinnington Town face a big ask to make the next round with Premier Division Bridlington the visitors to Phoenix Park. The Seasiders have won the last four on the road; nevertheless don’t right off Dinnington who are undefeated in the last four.

Armthorpe Welfare should see off Yorkshire Amateur.

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