Pontefract Colls take on early leaders

Pontefract Collieries captain Dean Twibey looks to evade a challenge from a Yorkshire Amateur player.
Pontefract Collieries captain Dean Twibey looks to evade a challenge from a Yorkshire Amateur player.

PONTEFRACT Collieries are set to kick-off a tough September programme in which they face nine matches with a tester tomorrow (Saturday) against the early season pacesetters in Baris NCE Division One (kick-off 3pm).

Brendon Ormsby’s team are at home to Clipstone Welfare, who have made a good start to life in the league with four wins and two defeats so far.

Having already scored 11 goals in four away games they will provide a stiff test for Ponte’s back four, which has been solid so far despite injuries, having only conceded three times.

Colls’ home form is looking a concern, however, as they have already lost two of their three league games at the White Rose Stadium.

They did beat Cleethorpes Town 3-0 away last Saturday with goals from Steve Lyon (two) and Nathan Perks only to lose two days later 1-0 at home to Yorkshire Amateur.

After a mixed week of results Glasshoughton Welfare are in action tonight away to Worksop Parramore in the first qualifying round of the FA Vase (7.45pm).

The newly promoted Baris NCE Premier Division side enjoyed their first win last Saturday when beating Winterton Rangers 3-1.

But they drew 1-1 at Hall Road Rangers the previous midweek and lost 3-1 at Barton Town Old Boys on Monday.

For match reports on all the Colls and Welfare matches, see this week’s edition of the Pontefract & Castleford Express.