Steelmen seek Vase progress

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IN-FORM Parkgate make the short trip to Worsbrough Bridge Athletic for a FA Vase first round aualifying tie.

Doug Shelley’s side have made a good start to the season and sit second in the Premier Division table after winning five of the last six outings with the Steelmen’s only defeat coming in a 3-2 home reversal against Runcorn Town in the FA Cup.

Worsbrough have struggled of late losing their last three on the spin, which has seen them slip into the bottom half of Division One and are without a goal in the last 272 minutes.

Hallam will hope to kick start their season when they travel to take on Division One rivals Bottesford Town. The Countrymen have not won in six matches this season and recently lost 3-1 at Bottesford in a league meeting. Hallam manager Julian Watt’s looks likely to hand a debut to new signing defender Mark Wall form Worksop Parramore’s.

With confidence restored after ending a run of four defeats on the bounce with a 1-0 victory at Askern Villa, Dinnington Town travel to face North West Counties Division One side Rochdale Town in a more positive frame of mind.

Maltby Main are also on their road with a trip to NWC outfit Irlam FC as Chris Dunn’s men look to make it three wins on the trot. The hosts have already taken the scalp of one Baris NCEL side after beating Hallam 5-3 in the FA Cup.

Rossington Main face a tough away tie at NWC Premier Division Congleton Town who have won three of the last five.

Worksop Parramore host Premier Division rivals Glasshoughton Welfare this evening (7.45) as Darren Bland’s side look to make it eight wins on the spin.

In the Premier Division, Staveley Miners Welfare will look to put the disappointment of their 5-2 FA Cup replay loss at Bamber Bridge behind them when they travel to third-placed Scarborough Athletic. The hosts are unbeaten in four at Queensgate, while Staveley are without an away win in three.

Retford United take on Bridlington Town at Cannon Park where the Badgers will be aiming for a seventh win in the last eight. Pre-season promotion favourites Bridlington have not had the best of starts with three defeats in the opening five league games.

Armthorpe Welfare will look to maintain their 100 per cent away league record with a victory at Hall Road Rangers.

Askern Villa entertain Shirebrook Town where the target for Brian Johnston’s side will be three points and a place in the top six in Division One. Villa have conceded just one goal in the last four games, Shirebrook have lost the last two away.