THACKLEY have made Saturday’s Toolstation Northern Counties East League Premier Division home clash against Handsworth Parramore free of charge.

The decision has been made in order to try and maximise the crowd as the Dennyboys pay tribute to stalwart June Willingham, who has died aged 70 after a long struggle with breast cancer.

She has been a massive part of the club since the 1970s alongside husband Stewart, who has had two spells as club secretary, and a book of condolence will be available to sign, which will eventually be passed on to June’s family.

Having not played a competitive game since the first Saturday in December, the Dennyboys suffered a 2-1 defeat on the east coast last Saturday against Bridlington Town.

They will be aiming to bounce back and move away from the danger zone at the bottom but second-placed Handsworth will be a tough test.

Elsewhere in the division, Albion Sports travel to Leeds to take on 13th-placed Garforth Town.

Albion's last game was a 3-3 draw against Hemsworth Miners Welfare. They were set to host Clipstone on December 30 but their match was postponed due to a waterlogged and partly frozen pitch.

Another local side hoping to play their first game of the year are Liversedge. Their last game of 2017 at home to Pickering Town was called off due to wet weather and Storm Eleanor also led to their midweek game at Staveley biting the dust.

Sedge are due to return to action on Saturday against tenth-place Worksop Town.

Eccleshill United are sitting comfortably in third place in Division One ahead of their game at home to South Yorkshire side Armthorpe Welfare.

In their first match of 2018, Campion have mid-table Rossington Main as visitors. The Bradford side have earned just a point from their last three games since hammering Worsbrough Bridge Athletic 6-0 a month ago.

Farsley Celtic hope their new year resilience will help them beat league leaders Altrincham on Saturday after a fantastic start to 2018.

Farsley host the Evo-Stik Premier Division top team and hope their second game of January will be as good as the first.

Adam Lakeland's men made an excellent comeback to defeat title challengers Shaw Lane 4-2 after overturning a 2-0 deficit.

By contrast, in Division One North, Brighouse Town go to Kendal Town hoping to get their 5-0 New Year's Day defeat against Tadcaster out of their system.

In the North West Counties League Division One, leaders Silsden will host their first game of the year against 20th-placed Eccleshall.