Titles down to the final day

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The destination of the Premier and First Division championships have gone down to the wire with both titles to be decided on what promises to be a pulsating final weekend of the season.

Division One leaders Handsworth make go to Sandy Lane where they take on Worksop Parramore needing just a point to land the Championship. For the hosts - two points adrift - nothing less than maximums points will be good enough for them to snatch top spot.

Yet defeat for either team could see them miss out on promotion should Glasshoughton Welfare win at AFC Emley with just three points and a slender goal-difference blanketing the top three.

Handsworth have lost their last two, both against Glasshoughton, while Parramore followed up a 2-2 home draw against Shirebrook Town by going down 3-0 at home against Pontefract.

Bridlington Town and Retford United will fight it out to become Premier Division champions at Queensgate. The Badgers beat Staveley MW 3-0 on Tuesday to move to within two points of the Seasiders with a game in hand ahead of last night’s home clash against Thackley where a victory would leave Retford requiring just a point to clinch the title.

At the other end of the table Maltby Main face a huge home game against already relegated Selby Town. The Miners have lost just one of the last seven taking them to the brink of safety, and three points would see them avoid relegation if fellow strugglers Lincoln Moorlands Railway fail to beat Brighouse Town at home.

Parkgate close their season with a home game against Thackley. After three defeats in the last five the Steelmen need to win to hold out any hope of finishing in the top six.

Des Bennett will bid a fond farewell to Armthorpe Welfare after their home clash against Pickering Town. The Welfare boss is to step down as at the end of the season after more than two decades with the club as player and manager.

Staveley MW go to struggling Nostell MW looking to complete a league double following a 2-1 victory at Inkersall Road. Nostell suffered a humiliating 10 1 defeat at Retford in the last outing.

Dinnington Town finish with a home game against Grimsby Borough, which should see Steve Toyne’s men end the season undefeated in seven.

Askern Villa hope to end a difficult season for the club both on and off the pitch on a high note by beating sixth-placed Eccleshill United at Manor Way.

Rossington Main travel to Louth in search of a 11th away win in a recording breaking season. Their 61 points haul is their highest in the league in 20-years.