Revenge is on Hallam’s mind

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HALLAM entertain joint leaders Albion Sports, who are one of four teams locked on 39 points at the top of Division One.

Julian Watts’ men aim to build on Tuesday’ 3-2 home win over Rossington Main and avenge an earlier 3-0 defeat at the Horsfall Stadium. Although Albion have a formidable home record their away form is average. True enough they have won the last two at Emley and Thackley in impressive style (5-4 and 7-1) but a frailty away from home was shown in a 2-1 defeat at rock bottom Appleby Frodingham. Watts will hope to have goalkeeper Lewis Naylor back from injury.

Dinnington Town will be aiming for only a second home league win in 10 games when they entertain a Shirebrook Town side without an away win in five.

Worsbrough Bridge Athletic host Teversal, looking to stretch their unbeaten run to eight games.

Worksop Parramore will hang on to top spot if they complete a league double over Eccleshill United at Sandy Lane. Any slip by Parramore could see Handsworth go top with a win at Hemsworth Miners Welfare, while Rossington Main go to AFC Emley just over a month after the teams fought out a goalless draw at Oxford Street.

In the Premier Division, bottom club Maltby Main welcome Long Eaton United where the Miners will go in search of a first league win in 19 games.

At the other end of the table third-placed Retford United go to Arnold Town knowing a win could see them go top if leaders Scarborough fail to beat Liversedge.

Parkgate, Staveley MW, Armthorpe Welfare and Askern Villa are four of only five Baris NCEL teams still remaining in the FA Vase.

And this weekend the quartet will all be aiming for a place in the last 32 of the competition, although for three of the teams that are facing away ties it will mean having to do it the hard way.

On-song Parkgate go to Dunston UTS who are second in the Northern League Premier Division. They have lost just one of the last eight outings and will be looking to put another NLP Division notch on their belt having beaten Bedlington Terriers 4-3 in the previous round.

In Ashley Worsfold, Chris Wood and Nathan Forbes-Swindells the Steelmen have the fire power to reach the next round - the trio having bagged 44 goals between them so far.

Staveley Miners Welfare go to Squires Gate. Staveley manager Billy Fox will look to 16 goal Ryan Damms to fire them into the next round.

Armthorpe Welfare travel to Peterborough Northern Star.

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