Hallam prepare for revenge mission

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THERE is local pride at stake at Sandygate Road where Hallam entertain high-riding Handsworth.

Julian Watts’ side will aim for a victory that would not only dent their visitors’ promotion aspirations, but also avenge a 1-0 defeat at Olivers Mount on the opening day of the season.

The Blues were held 1-1 at home by lowly Yorkshire Amateur on Boxing Day; nevertheless it stretched their unbeaten run to three games.

Handsworth go into the game fifth in Division One and six points outside the top two places.

Dinnington Town face a tough-looking derby with promotion-chasing Worksop Parramore the visitors to Phoenix Park (1pm).

Town will hope for a big improvement in the second half of the campaign after winning just five of 20 league games so far, which sees them in the bottom six. However, they have collected four points from the last two outings.

Fourth-placed Parramore will be looking to bounce back from a 5-1 drubbing at Rossington Main in the last outing.

Rossington go to bottom of the table Appleby Frodingham in search of the three points that could see them gatecrash the top six.

Askern Villa entertain Bottesford Town where victory for the home side could see them climb out of the bottom two,

The day’s big game in the Premier Division is at Cannon Park where leaders Retford United take on in-form Parkgate. Doug Shelley’s men have won the last five to climb to fifth and to within nine points of the leaders with three games in hand.

Maltby Main welcome Armthorpe Welfare to Muglet Lane (1pm).