Red-hot Morris set to lead Blues home revival

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A TOP six place beckons for Hallam if they can take all three points from their encounter with Louth Town at Sandygate Road.

It will be the Blues first home game since the 2-0 defeat against Handsworth at the start of January and boss Julian Watts will be hoping his side can reproduce the form that has seen them win five out of an unbeaten run of six games on the road.

Hallam are ninth and three points shy of the top six, and although an instant return to the Premier Division may have gone Watts will want his team to finish strongly.

But to do that Hallam will need to up their game on home soil where they are without a win since November. However, they have a striker in-form in Liam Morris who has hit five goals in the last three outings to take his tally to 16 for the season.

Handsworth have won the last four on the spin and are in second spot, six points behind leaders Pontefract Collieries with three games in hand.

Russ Eagle’s side will be expected to stretch their winning streak against struggling Grimsby Borough at Olivers Mount, who have managed just one point from the last six outings.

Worksop Parramore too are very much in the promotion picture. Darren Bland’s men have won the last three and sit fourth in the table just a point outside the top two ahead of their home clash against mid-table Teversal whom they beat 1-0 in the reverse fixture.

Dinnington Town face Yorkshire Amateur aiming to extend their unbeaten run to seven games. The Ammers have endured a miserable run of results and are without a win in the last eight culminating in an 8-1 thrashing at Shirebrook Town last time out.

Worsbrough Bridge Athletic will feel they have a score to settle when they entertain Eccleshill United. The Briggers suffered their heaviest loss of the season in the reverse fixture at Plumpton Park, falling to a 6-0 defeat.

Rossington Main lock horns with promotion chasing Albion Sports as they look to avoid a third defeat on the bounce. To achieve this, Rossington will need to become the first side this season to come away from the Horsfall Stadium with a point.

AFC Emley will look to throw a spanner in the works of Glasshoughton Welfare’s promotion push when the two meet at the Welfare ground.

Emley will be targeting a fourth win on the spin in all competitions, while the visitors will be eager to get back on the winning trail after their 2-1 home defeat against Hallam a week ago saw them slip out of the top two.

Staveley Miners Welfare will be aiming to complete a league double over promotion rivals Scarborough Athletic. Staveley go into the game in third, six points adrift of Premier Division leaders Retford United with a game in hand.

Parkgate head to Thackley knowing they must come away with all three points if they are to keep alive their faint promotion hopes. Doug Shelley’s side are without a win in the last three away leaving them seventh in the table and nine points behind Retford at the top, although they do have two games in hand.

Armthorpe Welfare will go in search of a third successive victory when they travel to an improving Pickering Town who have lost just one of the last six league outings.