LOCAL FOOTBALL: Rain threatens locals return

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After the snow comes the threat of waterlogged pitches as local football looks to get underway again tonight.

Few pitches are more susceptible to waterlogging than Sheffield FC’s headquarters at Dronfield and they were keeping their fingers crossed in the hope of a sucessful third attempt to stage their Evo-Stik Doodson Sports League Cup tie with North Ferriby tonight.

However, the forecasted heavy rain on top of the effects of the weekend’s melted snow put another question mark against the game.

After a couple of blank weekends, the Northern Counties East League gets back in action tonight.

Parkgate have a visit from Premier Division title chasers Bridlington Town who are currently second, six points behind leaders Scarborough but with a game in hand.

In Division One, Hallam will hope Sandygate holds up against the rain so they can stage stage their clash with Grimsby Borough. Worsbrough Bridge take on Dinnington Town.

The last Yorkshire team in the FA Vase, NCEL Division One side AFC Emley, have an away tie in the fifth round if they can beat Hadleigh Utd when their fourth round tie eventually gets played at Emley on Saturday.

The winners are away to Bedfordshire club Ampthill Town or Enfield 1893.