Non League: Struggling Steels seek revival

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Already facing a huge task to avoid relegation from the Premier Division, the last thing Stocksbridge Park Steels will want is another postponement this weekend for fear of a fixture backlog.

Stocksbridge are due at Trafford this weekend in search of a first win in six games as they look to claw back a 13-point deficit on safety but will be without central defender and assistant manager Brett Bowden-Lovell through suspension.

Manager Darren Schofield believes Steels can still pull clear of trouble if they can put a run together and they should look no further than Trafford for inspiration. The Lancs side were in relegation trouble themselves but have lost just twice in 12 league outings since the end of November, which has seen them pull 12-points clear of the bottom four.

Frickley Athletic head to relegation rivals Witton Albion in a game the Blues can ill-afford to lose.

Karl Rose side are in 19th two places above the drop zone and Witton in 21st and have just a four point cushion over their hosts but having played five games more.

Frickley have won just twice on the road in the league at Stocksbridge Park Steels and Stafford Rangers and went down to a ninth away defeat of the season on Tuesday, losing 2-0 to late goals at leaders Chorley.

Frickley will be without top-scorer Gavin Allott through suspension.

Fourth-placed Worksop Town go to mid-table Marine looking to maintain their play-off tilt. Leading scorer and captain Leon Mettam is expected to start after coming off the bench to score a dramatic last gasp equaliser in a 2-2 draw at Witton Albion in the last outing, having recently returned from injury.

Matlock Town host mid-table Grantham Town while Buxton take on play-off chasing Kings Lynn Town at the Silverlands.