Emley AFC and Golcar United are back in action tonight (Tuesday September 13) after football fixtures were postponed last weekend as a mark of respect following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Emley take on Goole AFC at the Fantastic Media Welfare Ground while Golcar are also at home, facing Maltby Main at the Skye Direct Stadium.
Emley have won their previous two games and are unbeaten in their last five in all competitions.
They are currently fifth in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division on 10 points only five points behind leaders Winterton Rangers. Pewits striker Irywah Gooden is the man in form with three goals in his last two matches.
Boss Richard Tracey said: “Goole, as always, will be a difficult team to face. They work hard and are a threat from set plays. We also know that the frontline are a threat too.”
Last time out Emley beat Hallam 2-0 thanks to a brace from Gooden and Tracey added: “I thought we played well and restricted a high scoring team to limited chances whilst creating a few good opportunities.
“There are a few areas we need to continue to work on to keep improving but we are absolutely delighted that Irywah and the team are scoring goals. For his confidence it’s essential. He’s scored in back-to-back games and hopefully that can continue.”
Golcar, meanwhile, are adapting to life in the higher league alongside Emley. The Weavers went down 3-1 against Eccleshill in their last game but were unbeaten in three matches before that.
Golcar sit ninth in the table on eight points. Slater Barnes has been knocking the goals in for Golcar recently having scored a hat-trick in their game against Hallam.
On tonight’s opponents Golcar boss Ash Connor said: “Maltby are a good side and it’s another test for us. As long as we keep putting in the performances we have then hopefully the points will be collected.
“While it’s been an ok start getting eight points from seven games, I think our performances have deserved better.
“We have performed really well even in the games we have lost. Of course, it hasn’t helped that in some of those games we have had men sent off in the first half. That is obviously something we are looking to make sure doesn’t happen again.”
Both games kick off at 7.45.