Reinforcements arrive for harassed Hallam

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HALLAM boss Julian Watts hopes to a have stronger squad to choose from for tomorrow’s home clash against Hemsworth Miners Welfare.

Watts was forced to field a patched up team in the last outing at Grimsby Borough which the Countrymen lost 1-0. Eight first team players had been missing for one reason or another.

Hallam find themselves third from bottom of Division One with four points from their seven games and in need of a win to kick-start their campaign.

Dinnington Town entertain Albion Sports where they aim to break their home league duck. Town have lost all three league games on home soil scoring just one goal. But boss Steve Toyne will be hoping his side’s 8-0 goal romp at Appleby Frodingham in the last outing will have help them rediscover their scoring touch at Phoenix Park.

Rossington Main are another side still searching for the first home league point but aim to put that right againsta Grimsby Borough.

Worsbrough Bridge Athletic should be confident of making it three home wins on the bounce when they take on next to bottom Selby Town at Park Road.

At the other end of the table, leaders Athersley Recreation go to Knaresborough Town aiming to maintain their 100% away record whilst bouncing back from their first league defeat of the season at home to Eccleshill United last weekend.

Askern Villa face a tough trip to second-placed Clipstone Welfare, while AFC Emley go in search of a third away win on the spin at Teversal.

Parkgate host local rivals Maltby Main who could feel the backlash after the Steelmen saw their 100% home league record go out of the window following a 3-2 reversal against Staveley.

Manager Doug Shelly was not happy that his side threw away a two goal lead, and Parkgate got some of the frustration out of the system with a 2-0 win at Ashton United in the FA Vase last weekend.

Premier Division leaders Worksop Parramore entertain Liversedge where boss Darren Bland is keen to address poor home form. Bland watched as his side were beaten 2-1 by Tadcaster Albion at Sandy Lane on Tuesday, their third defeat in the last four at home.

Staveley MW face a difficult task at Bridlington Town who have won the last five on the bounce.

Armthorpe Welfare go in search of a third away win at struggling Winterton Rangers where the hosts are without a win in three at home, while Retford United are at Glasshoughton Welfare.