Handsworth’s eyes on second promotion spot

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Parkgate, Handsworth and Worksop Parramore will look to enhance their promotion credentials this weekend with what appear to be very winnable games.

Parkgate boss Doug Shelley will demand three-points when his side host mid-table Liversedge, who have won only one of the last six.

The Steelmen must keep winning to keep the pressure on Premier Division leaders Retford United, who are 12-points ahead of Parkgate in seventh with the Badgers having played three games more.

Retford head for Pickering Town in sparkling form having taken 22-points from the last eight league outings.

Handsworth know victory by four clear goals over struggling Askern Villa at Olivers Mount will see them climb into the second automatic promotion slot in Division One. Russ Eagles side are three-points behind second-placed Albion Sports who are without a game. Villa are second from bottom, with just a point from the last seven games.

Worksop Parramore entertain promotion rivals Hemsworth MW, going into the game fourth in the table and seven-points adrift of leaders Pontefract but with three games in hand. The visitors are two places and two points behind Parramore’s having won seven out the last eight and will be keen to avenge a 5-1 drubbing at Wakefield Road earlier in the season.

Hallam make the short trip to Rossinghton Main for the third meeting between the two teams this season.

The Doncaster side knocked the Blues out of the FA Vase 3-2 at Sandygate in September but Jonathan Bownes hit a late winner for Main in a 3-2 league win in November.

In-form Worsbrough Bridge Athletic will be aiming to complete a league double over improving Dinnington Town.

The Briggers enjoyed a 3-2 win at Phoenix Park and have lost only one of the last 10 league outings.

Dinnington are beginning to pull away from the wrong end of the table after taking 10-points from the last 12 available.

AFC Emley should beat visitors, rock bottom Appleby Frodingham, who have lost the last six.

Maltby Main will need to turn the form book on its head at Winterton Rangers if they are to come away with any points. Rangers have won the last eight on the bounce in all competitions at West Street Maltby have won just one in 13 away. Armthorpe Welfare go to promotion chasing Tadcaster Albion hoping to avoid a third successive defeat.