Rested Hallam on road again in bid for Vase cash

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Hallam return to action refreshed from a 10-day break with a trip to Rossington Main for an FA Vase First Qualifying Round tie.

With cricket commitments at Sandygate, the tie has been switched to Rossington Main’s Oxford Street and will bring up the Blues seventh successive away trip.

After a poor start to the season, the Blues have won the last two in a row, 4-2 at Emley then 4-1 at Yorkshire Amateur.

Already out of the FA and League Cups, Hallam are keen to enjoy a run in the Vase, which, although not as financially rewarding as the FA Cup, can bring welcome funds with prize money for winners of the first three rounds worth £500, £700 then £900. One thing for sure is that it is unlikely to be a goalless draw with Hallam having failed to keep a clean sheet in six outings this season whilst Rossington, who exited the League Cup 3-2 at Worsbrough this week, have scored in all 10 outings.

Maltby Main hope to end a run of poor results with victory over Central Midland League side Kinsley Boys at Muglet Lane. Steve Adams side are without a win in seven games.

Armthorpe Welfare should have little trouble getting past Baris Division strugglers Appleby Frodingham at Green Lane. The visitors have lost all six outings, while Des Bennett’s men will be brimming with confidence after their 2-0 FA Cup success over Evo-Stik outfit Brigg Town.

Askern Villa face a difficult trip at North West Counties league side Silsden. Villa have struggled away from home so far losing all three on the road.

Both Parkgate and Barton Town Old Boys want to bounce back from midweek FA Cup replay defeats when the pair meet at Green Lane in Premier Division action. The Steelmen have won the last two league outings and a third on the spin will see them climb into the top half of the table.

With leaders Handsworth not in action this weekend, Worksop Parramore will regain top spot in Division One with maximum points from a trip to out-of-sorts Yorkshire Amateur. New boss Darren Bland guided Parramore’s to a 1-0 win at Teversal in his first game in sole charge.