Hapless Town eye Cup gains after week to forget

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Dinnington Town will hope to end what has so far been a miserable week on a high note by progressing in the FA Vase.

Steve Toyne’s side take on Division One rivals Grimsby Borough in a second qualifying round tie at Phoenix Park, having already lost to AFC Emley and Albion Sports in the last week.

Armthorpe Welfare should bounce back from their midweek FA Cup defeat at Stocksbridge with a win over Central Midlands League Kinsley Boys. The visitors pulled off a shock result in the last round, beating Maltby Main 2-1. Having scored in all 12 outings this season and with Adam Lee in sparkling form with six goals to his name, Armthorpe should prove too strong for their opponents.

Rossington Main entertain Division One rivals Eccleshill United aiming to make it a league and cup double. The West Yorkshire outfit lost 3-0 in the league on their last visit to Oxford Street at the end of last month. However, Eccleshill have since won the last five.

Worsbrough Bridge Athletic will need to turn the form book on its head at Premier Division Scarborough Athletic if they are to make it into the next round. The Briggers are without a win in the last six away.

Askern Villa meet Premier Division opponents with Hall Road Rangers the visitors to Manor Way. It’s been a tough start for Villa with just two wins from the opening nine outings, including a 7-1 loss at Grimsby Borough last week.

In the Premier Division, leaders Staveley MW take on third-placed Retford United. The Miners boast a 100 per cent home league record, while the Badgers have maximum points from two away trips.

Parkgate, who were dumped out of the cup last week, could go second by defeating mid table Tadcaster Albion.

Maltby Main will look to end a run of three successive home defeats when the take on seventh-placed Brighouse Town, who beat the Miners 2-0 in the reverse fixture at the end of last month.

In Division One, third-placed Handsworth will aim to keep the pressure on the top two with a win at lowly Louth Town.