Town bid to bounce back to ease relegation fears

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Dinnington Town face a crunch home clash against relegation rivals Hall Road Rangers with Steve Toyne’s side in desperate need of a confidence-boosting win.

Town were thumped 7-1 at Phoenix Park by Scarborough Athletic on Tuesday, which left them without a win in 12 and facing the possibility of relegation back to Division One after three seasons in the top flight.

Dinnington’s cause is far from a lost one with the Phoenix Park outfit 19th from 20 teams and on the same number of points as third-bottom Liversedge.

Julian Watts’ first league game as Hallam boss couldn’t come much tougher than a trip to league leaders Farsley AFC. Although beaten 4-2 in the league Cup at Barton Town in midweek, Watts will have been encouraged by a performance that deserved much better. The Blues were beaten by two goals inside the last minute after twice leading.

Parkgate will look to bounce back from their first home league defeat of the season when they travel to an in-form Scarborough Athletic. The Steelmen were knocked off the top of the table after Winterton Rangers became the first team to complete a league double over Doug Shelley’s side with a 4-3 win at Green Lane on Tuesday.

Scarborough have won four of the last five.

Armthorpe Welfare go to promotion hopefuls Tadcaster Albion aiming to extend their run to just one defeat in seven against an Albion side with just one defeat in 11 at home.

Maltby Main could go third with a win over Nostell Miners Welfare at Muglet Lane providing other results too go their way. The Miners are unbeaten in 11 league games.

Worsbrough Bridge Athletic entertain Division One Leaders Staveley Miners Welfare.

Worsbrough have been beaten only once in eight league outings at Park Road .

Bottom club Brodsworth Welfare, without a win in 25 games, entertain Pontefract Collieries, while Askern Villa hope to end a run of three games without a win at Manor Way against Leeds Carnegie, while AFC Emley go to Grimsby Borough, who have lost four of the last five at the Community Stadium.