Parkgate bid to top Premier

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With two games over the Bank Holiday Weekend, Parkgate could go into Monday’s derby at Armthorpe Welfare top of the Premier Division, providing they take all-three points from the visit of Arnold Town tomorrow and a couple of other results go their way.

The Steelmen beat Tadcaster Albion 4-2 at home in midweek to stretch their unbeaten league run to four, lifting them to third in the table, a couple of points behind Scarborough Athletic and Worksop Parramore, who both face difficult looking away games at Long Eaton and Bridlington Town respectively.

Parkgate’s in-form striker Nathan Forbes-Swindells has already bagged six goals this term and will look to add to his tally against an Arnold side hat has conceded nine in the last two outings.

Armthorpe will be looking to get off the mark at home after losing their first two there. Leo Fortune-West’s men host Pickering Town.

In Division One, Hallam have a re-arranged game at Bottesfiord Town. The Countrymen picked up their first point of the campaign with a 1-1 draw at Athersley Rec in the last outing but will look to go one better against a Bottesford side, who like Hallam have taken one point from a possible nine

Dinnington Town entertain AFC Emley as they bid to end a run of three defeats.

Emley have taken maximum points in the league from home games against Hallam and Appleby Frodingham but lost their only away outing 2-1 at Worsbrough in the League Cup.

Athersley Rec face a local derby against Worsbrough Bridge Athletic where the hosts will be hoping to extended their unbeaten run to six games in league and cup. However Worsbrough have started the season well winning three out of four outings.

After kick-starting the season with a 4-3 victory at Hemsworth Welfare that ended a run of four defeats on the spin, Rossington Main will aim to make it back-to-back league wins at the expense of visitors Clipstone Welfare.

Three of the region’s teams will be chasing FA Cup glory. Staveley MW take on Evo-Stik Division One North Bamber hoping to boost their coffers to the tune of £1700 to add to the £1000 picked for the 4-1 success over Hall Road Rangers in the previous round.

Maltby Main make the trip to North West Counties League Division One side Chadderton. The Miners’ only win in six outings came in a 1-0 win over Cheadle Town in the previous round.

Retford United travel to Evo-Stik league side Hucknall Town where they come up against former manager Brett Marshall, who left the Badgers in the summer after they failed to gain promotion.