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Weekend Match Previews - Football ALL WEEKEND!

Friday, August 4th, 2023 - NCEL Division One

Worsbrough Bridge Athletic vs. Brigg Town - 7:45pm

Don't miss this thrilling clash as Worsbrough Bridge Athletic aim to maintain their perfect start to the season after a commanding 3-0 victory over Glasshoughton, thanks to Luke Francis's hat-trick heroics! Brigg Town, on the other hand, are seeking redemption after an intense 5-3 defeat in an eight-goal thriller against Athersley Recreation. Expect goals, drama, and plenty of graft under the Friday night lights!

Saturday, August 5th, 2023

FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round

Barnoldswick Town vs. Handsworth - 3:00pm

Prepare for a captivating FA Cup encounter as Handsworth seeks redemption following their entertaining 3-2 loss to Golcar in midweek. With their impressive cup run last season, Handsworth are eager to make a statement. But Barnoldswick Town won't make it easy, and with the added incentive of a £1125 prize for the Extra Preliminary Round winners, the stakes couldn't be higher!

City of Liverpool vs. Penistone Church - 3:00pm

The clash between two well-supported clubs, City of Liverpool and Penistone Church, promises to be a spectacle worth witnessing. With both teams thriving on and off the pitch in recent years, expect an intense battle as they go head-to-head in the FA Cup. The passionate fans and the club's strong form makes for a game that will hopefully last long in the memory.

Knaresborough Town vs. Frickley Athletic - 3:00pm

Frickley Athletic, fresh from an exciting 4-2 victory against Tadcaster Albion, faces off against fellow NCEL Premier Division side Knaresborough Town in the FA Cup. Both teams have a point to prove, and the prospect of advancing in the prestigious tournament will add an extra layer of excitement. Get ready for an enthralling clash between two talented sides!

Maltby Main vs. Pinchbeck United - 3:00pm

Despite Maltby Main's recent defeat in the league, they have a reputation for performing well in cup competitions. With home advantage and a determined spirit, they will aim to overcome Pinchbeck United in this FA Cup encounter. Maltby looks to turn their early fortunes around and secure a first win of the season that will be coupled with a nice FA cup bonus!

Rossington Main vs. Leicester Nirvana - 3:00pm

Premier Division newcomers, Rossington Main, will relish the opportunity to compete in the FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round following their first win in midweek. As they face off against Leicester Nirvana, the stage is set for an exciting showdown at Oxford Street. With Rossington's recent success and the desire to continue their momentum, this game will hopefully be one to remember for Main!

NCEL Division One

Louth Town vs. Armthorpe Welfare - 3:00pm

Armthorpe Welfare will be eager to open their points account after two tough outings in the league. But they face a resilient Louth Town side, fresh from a draw against Yorkshire Amateur. This encounter between the two teams will be highly competitive, with both aiming to make their mark on the 23/23 campaign.

Parkgate vs. Selby Town - 3:00pm

With a fantastic start to the season, Parkgate are keen to continue their goal-scoring spree and maintain their momentum. Selby Town, on the other hand, will be determined to bounce back from their recent narrow defeat. Expect a thrilling contest as both teams battle for supremacy and aim to secure three vital points!

Staveley Miners Welfare vs. Dronfield Town - 3:00pm - attending!

In a quest to kickstart their their slow starts to the campaign, both Staveley Miners Welfare and Dronfield Town will go all out for three points. Expect a competitive and closely contested affair as they both aim to secure their first points of the season. A pivotal clash awaits between these two determined young sides!

Swallownest vs. Retford FC - 3:00pm

Swallownest's new look brings renewed hope and ambition as they seek to turn their fortunes around in the league. With their strides off the pitch, they'll be looking to translate that progress into on-field success. Meanwhile, Retford FC will be no pushovers, making this an intriguing encounter that promises goals and excitement.

Wombwell Town vs. Horbury Town - 3:00pm

Promising new boys Wombwell Town have made a blazing start to the season, scoring freely and yet to concede. However, they face a formidable challenge in Horbury Town, last season's beaten playoff finalists. This clash between attacking prowess and playoff ambitions will be a fascinating contest that will keep local fans intrigued.

Sunday, August 6th, 2023

FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round

Emley AFC vs. Avro - 3:00pm

Emley AFC's strong defensive performances in their opening games make them a tough nut to crack. Expect them to maintain their resolute style as they clash against Avro in the FA Cup. With the home crowd behind them, Emley will be aiming to make a statement against their opponents.

Hallam vs. Irlam - 3:00pm - attending!

Get ready for a packed Sandygate in Sheffield as Hallam hosts Irlam in an exciting FA Cup fixture. Hallam's impressive start to the season, coupled with their ambitions for promotion, sets the stage for an enthralling encounter. With a lucrative cup run on the line, expect both teams to give their all and put on a battling show for the fans!

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