Home run can boost Hallam

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Hallam begin a run of six successive home games with the visit of Eccleshill United tomorrow, giving them the chance to improve upon a disappointing campaign at Sandygate.

The Blues have picked up only one point from the last four at home and have not won there since beating Rossington Main 3-2 at the end of November. Eccleshill have won just once in the last six and Hallam will quickly want to put behind them Tuesday’s disappointing 2-0 defeat at struggling Askern Villa.

The top game in Division One is leaders Handsworth’s visit to second-placed Pontefract Collieries. Only goal difference separates the two teams and Handsworth will be aiming for an eighth successive league win. Pontefract have won the last four.

Despite dropping what could be two crucial points in a 3-3 draw with next to bottom Grimsby Borough on Tuesday, promotion chasing Worksop Parramore go into their home clash against Teversal undefeated in the last four.

Worsbrough Bridge Athletic kick-off a spell of three home games on the trot against an in-form Louth Town. The Briggers are chasing a place in the top eight and qualification for the Presidents Cup but Louth go into the game on the back of four wins in five.

Dinnington Town face a tough trip to third-placed Glasshoughton Welfare, but Steve Toyne’s men are in sparkling form and their 5-2 win at high riding Albion Sports was their seventh in eight.

Askern Villa will look to pull further away from the bottom two by making it three wins on the bounce at the expense of visitors Hemsworth MW. Villa have beaten Yorkshire Amateur and Hallam 5-2 and 2-0 respectively over the past week to pull two-points ahead of second from bottom Grimsby Borough.

Rossington Main hope to reach a club record breaking 50-point mark in a NCEL season by winning at Bottesford Town.

Parkgate should extend their winning league sequence at Green Lane to eight games against lowly Lincoln Moorlands Railway.

With leaders Bridlington Town facing a difficult match at Tadcaster it could open the door for Retford United to go top of the Premier Division with a win over rock bottom Selby Town.

Third-placed Staveley should win at Barton Town Old Boys, who have only one win in six.

Armthorpe Welfare will aim to bounce back from a 4-1 defeat at Pickering Town in midweek when they entertain Winterton Rangers.

Maltby Main go to Nostell MW with their hopes of avoiding relegation fading. The Miners have lost the last six on the bounce.