Runners-up Parkgate’s best season

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Parkgate will be presented with the Premier Division runners-up trophy before their match at Maltby Main tomorrow as the Steelmen bring down the curtain on an exceptional first season under new boss Doug Shelley.

Rivals for second-spot Bridlington Town lost 4-2 at home to Thackley on Monday and Parkgate were confirmed as runners-up with a 1-0 win over Hall Road Rangers 24-hours later.

It is Parkgate’s highest ever league placing and they will want to finish the season on a high note by making it four wins on the bounce and 10 games unbeaten in all outings ahead of Tuesday Sheffield Senior Cup final against Stocksbridge Park Steels at Hillsborough (7pm).

However, Maltby will want to gatecrash the party by putting one over their neighbours as Steve Adams’ side bid to finish in the top 10.

Relegated Dinnington Town will want to out with a bang rather than a whimper at fourth-placed Tadcaster Albion. Town say farewell to the Premier Division after three seasons and bid to turn the form book upside down by ending a run of 24 league games without a win. But opponents Albion will be looking to make it five wins from the last six league outings.

In Division One, Hansdworth go to Shirebrook Town looking for the win that could secure third-place in the table. Either way it’s been a superb first season in the league for Russ Eagles’ side, who at the very least are guaranteed to finish fourth. Shirebrook have lost three of the last four at home and were beaten 2-1 at Olivers Mount in the reverse fixture in November.

AFC Emley entertain sixth-placed Louth Town where Darren Hepworth’s men will look to following up the excellent 3-1 win over promotion chasing Barton Town in the last outing.

Askern Villa should pick up all-three points when they take on bottom of the table and local rivals Brodsworth Welfare at Manor Way, in what is likely to be Broddy’s final game in the NCE league with Woodlands club expected to become the first club of the new Millennium to be relegated.

Rossington Main will hope to make it 11 away league wins at Leeds Carnegie as the Oxford Street outfit look to bounce back from Tuesday’s 2-0 Wilkinson Sword Trophy Final defeat against Glasshoughton Welfare.

Alfreton Town will parade the Blue Square North Championship Trophy ahead of the home game of the season against Nuneaton Borough.