THERE’S plenty to play for at the Welfare Ground tomorrow, when AFC Emley entertain Baris Northern Counties East League First Division promotion rivals Louth Town.
The visitors are fourth, a place and a point above the Huddersfield side, who are seeking a fourth successive league win and a sixth in all competitions.
Louth arrive unbeaten in four and aiming to build on a 5-1 win against Hemsworth last Saturday.
Emley were 8-1 victors at Yorkshire Amateur, where Ash Flynn bagged four to take his season’s haul to 25, the second best in the league behind Tom Mathews, who has netted 27 for Premier Division Brighouse Town.
When the sides met at Louth back in September, Emley ran out 2-1 winners courtesy of goals from Liam Schofield and Doran Jordan and boss Darren Hepworth will be hoping for more of the same.
But the boss warned: “Louth are in my opinion one of the best sides that we have played this season.
“We were superb at their place and had to work hard for our win.
“Since that game the team have grown stronger and are starting to play to our full potential.
“Recent games have been extremely satisfying but we must now start to take points off the teams around us at the top of the table if we are to mount a serious challenge for promotion.”
AFC Emley Reserves will visit Millmoor Juniors in the third round of the Sheffield and Hallamshire FA’s Rosehill Press Association Challenge Cup a week tomorrow.
And there’s an intriguing Huddersfield derby at Kirkburton, where the West Riding County Amateur League Premier Division side host reigning District League champion Hepworth United.