Icy snap could ruin game plans

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ALL eyes will be on the weather once more this weekend after the cold snap wiped out the entire League fixture list last Saturday.

Hallam are eager to get back into action and carry on where they left off when they host AFC Emley.

The Blues had won the last three on the bounce which had seen Julian Watts’ side climb to ninth in Division One.

Hallam twice came from behind to beat Emley 4-2 earlier in the campaign but the visitors have lost only one of the last six away in the league.

Dinnington Town host Louth United where three points for Steve Toyne‘s side would see them move above their visitors in 14th place.

Town are enjoying a rich vein of form having taken 16-points from 18 available.

Askern Villa are hopeful of staging their home game against Yorkshire Amateur. The club have been busy working hard over the last couple of weeks to clear up the devastation of a third break-in at Manor Lane when the club’s hospitality room was burnt down. Both teams are in desperate need of a win with the visitors going into the game on the back of four defeats, while Villa are without a win in 11.

Worsbrough Bridge Athletic go to Grimsby Borough aiming to complete a league double after a Peter Hirst late strike gave the Briggers a 1-0 victory at Park Road in October.

Fourth-placed Worksop Parramore face a promotion showdown at third in the table Glassshoughton Welfare where just goal-difference separates the two teams. Darren Bland’s men know three points will see them climb above their hosts and into a promotion place. Parramore have been in excellent form on the road winning 10 of 14 games.

Rossington Main look to bounce back from two successive defeats when they go to Eccleshill United.

Parkgate are likely to hand a debut to Brian Cusworth for their trip to Tadcaster Albion after the veteran striker re-joined the club for a second spell. Albion in sixth are one place and two points above the Steelmen who know that defeat would almost certainly end promotion hopes.

Maltby Main have a relegation showdown against Lincoln Moorlands Railway in a game the Miners know anything less than three-points will not be good enough if they are to have any hopes of avoiding the drop. Maltby are second from bottom.

Armthorpe Welfare’s home clash against Bridlington is in doubt.