Non-League Football: Boss Ryan Hindley hoping for more of the same when his Hallam side kick off new season

Hallam manager Ryan Hindley
Hallam manager Ryan Hindley
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Hallam will begin their NCEL Division One campaign at Hall Road Rangers on Saturday, August 8.

Hallam boss Ryan Hindley will be hoping for a repeat of the result on their last visit to Haworth Park, when goals from Danny Flynn and Mario Esposito saw the Countrymen beat Rangers 2-0.

Hindley’s men then host newcomers Wesvilla VIP at Sandygate Road on Tuesday, August 11 and round off the opening week away at Lincoln Moorlands Railway, where they romped to an 8-1 win in January.

Dronfield Town will be hoping to get off to a good start against Grimsby Borough whilst Penistone Church, who are being touted as possible promotion contenders this season, will face a test of their credentials when they open at home against one of the promotion favourites Shirebrook Town.

Worsbrough Bridge Athletic kick off their campaign at Lincoln Moorlands Railway before hosting Penistone at Park Road on the following Tuesday.

Rossington Main start a new era under recently installed player/manager Lee Holmes with three home games in eight days. Main face AFC Emley on the opening Saturday before entertaining Knaresborough Town four days later, ahead of a local derby against Worsbrough the following Saturday.

The Premier Division fixtures were released a few days earlier, which saw Parkgate handed a tough opening fours days.

Steve Adams’ side face Brigg Town, who were relegated from the Evo-Stik League, at Green Lane on the opening day [August 8]. The Steelmen then go to one of the promotion favourites, Tadcaster Albion, on Tuesday evening.

Handsworth Parramore, widely fancied to be amongst the teams pushing for promotion, start at home against Pickering Town.

Another of the promotion favourites, Worksop Town, start with a tricky test away at Athersley Recreation.

And Staveley Miners Welfare start a new era under boss Brett Marshall when they welcome Bridlington Town to Inkersall Road.

Maltby Main’s joint managers Spencer Fearn and Mark Askwith face a baptism of fire with a very difficult trip to Tadcaster Albion, while Armthorpe Welfare travel to promoted Pontefract Collieries with Chris Sellars’ Retford United at home against Albion Sports.

In the latest warm-up games, Stocksbridge Park Steels went down 4-2 at Bracken Moor and Luke Fletcher’s double helped Handsworth draw 3-3 at Dunston UTS.

Goals from Ellis Wall and Ryan Damms (two) saw Staveley MW come from a goal down to win 3-1 at Bottesford Town.

Worksop Town strolled to a 7-2 win over a Lincoln City XI at Sandy Lane after the visitors had led 2-0 inside the opening 17 minutes.

Steve Woolley scored a hat-trick, with further goals from Conor Higginson, Shaq McKenzie, Mark Fereday and Jack Barnett five minutes from time.