Watts’ men hope to weather setback

Have your say

Hallam would probably be heading for Bridlington Town this weekend having climbed off the bottom of the table had the weather not intervened.

With the Blues just a point behind Dinnington Town, they had looked on course for priceless points when leading Selby Town 2-0 in midweek only for Mother Nature to throw a spanner in the works as the Sandygate ground became shrouded in fog, forcing the game to abandoned after 25 minutes.

Had Hallam gone on to win, it would have given Julian Watts side a boost ahead of a tough trip to a Bridlington side third in the table and with high expectations of retaining the Premier Division championship it won so comfortably last season.

Hallam have happy memories of their last visit to Bridlington in January when they came from 4-0 down to draw 4-4 against Town’s tenants Scarborough Athletic.

Parkgate will look to turn up the pressure on leaders Farsley AFC with a win at Long Eaton United, who have won just one of the last six at home.

Farsley are without a game this weekend which gives the Steelmen the opportunity to close the gap to three points and with three games in hand, although the last time the two teams met it took a Keir Hannity goal two minutes from time to give Parkgate a hard earned 4-3 win.

Maltby Main entertain fifth-placed Lincoln Moorlands Railway at Muglet Lane.

The Miners’ form has dipped over the past month with Steve Adams side without a win in the last five but they will be keen to halt their recent blip against a Lincoln side that romped to a 4-0 victory when the teams met at Newark Road in October.

Twelve points from the remaining seven games will see Staveley Miners Welfare crowned Division One Champions.

Three of those should come this weekend when Staveley entertain lowly Hemsworth Miners Welfare at Inkersall Road, who have lost the last seven outings in all competitions.

Worsbrough Bridge Athletic entertain Barton Town Old Boys. Barton have already won at Park Road this season having knocked Worsbrough out of the Wilkinson Sword Trophy extra-time in January, while the two sides shared the spoils in the reverse league fixture.

Rossington Main look to continue their run of form when they take on Louth Town at Oxford Street. Main are unbeaten in the last eight and will be keen to make amends for a 5-0 defeat at Louth earlier in the campaign.

Askern Villa face a tough trip to Glasshoughton Welfare, while rock bottom Brodsworth Welfare are unlikely to get much joy from a trip to a Leeds Carnegie side keen to bounce back from a 2-0 defeat against Handsworth.