Get involved: send your pictures, video, news and views by texting TANEWS to 80360, or email
Brighouse and Eccleshill out to steal a march on rivals
With most of the clubs in the Toolstation Northern Counties East League sidelined by the FA Vase, two of the local sides could improve their standing.
Brighouse Town are exempt from the earlier stages of the Vase due to their excellent run to the last 64 in last season’s competition. They are currently ninth in the Premier Division but they have to travel on Saturday.
Town’s hosts are 13th-placed Basford United, who are new to the division but would go above Brighouse with a win.
Paul Quinn’s men finished as runners-up last term and are in a false position at the moment as they have played only four games, while most of their rivals have completed six and some have played seven.
Eccleshill United lost the leadership of Division One in midweek but they are still second as they journey to Cleethorpes Town.
Lee Duxbury has only been in the hot-seat since the week before the season began but he has got the Eagles in great shape.
They are in league action because they received a bye into the second qualifying round of the FA Vase.