Pointless Steelmen target local bragging rights

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Parkgate will be hoping to build on their FA Cup victory when they take on neighbours Amrthorpe Welfare at Green Lane.

The Steelmen beat Grimsby Borough 4-1 last weekend giving them a first win in four outings and set up a home tie against Premier Division rivals Hall Road Rangers in the first qualifying round.

However, Doug Shelley’s side remain pointless in the league after defeats against Scarborough Athletic and Retford United, but will aiming to put that right by taking the points and the bragging rights in the local derby.

Staveley have had a bright start to the season winning all five league and cup outings, on top of which last season’s top scorer Ryan Damms has quickly found his scoring boots once more notching six goals. And the Miners should continue their fine start with victory over bottom of the table Selby Town.

Maltby Main go to managerless Brighouse Town looking to stretch their unbeaten league run to four games and cement their place in the top eight.

Third-placed Retford United will aim for a third league win on the spin at inconsistent Long Eaton United, who have already lost three of the last four home outings. The hosts were dumped out of the FA Cup 4-0 by Huntington Town but bounced back in midweek to beat Handsworth 4-3 in the league cup following extra time.

Dinnington Town will be hoping the appointment of local businessman Mick Kent as their new chairman this week will herald a change of fortunes on the field.

Town have lost all four outings in league and cup but face a tough task to halt the slide at Rossington Main, who have already hit 12 goals in four home outings.

Handsworth host Eccleshill United and will be seeking to get their season back on track after defeats against Worksop Parramore at home then at Long Eaton in midweek.

Division One leaders Worksop Parramore should consolidate their position at the top of the pile with a home win over bottom of the table Appleby Frodingham, which marks the first home game for new Parramore boss Darren Bland.

Askern Villa entertain Worsbrough Bridge Athletic where manager Brian Johnston is likely to hand a debut to ex-England Youth International David Poppleton. The club will hold a minutes silence before kick off in memory of ex-Askern and Hull City player Harry Mayberry, who passed away last weekend.