Hall Road Rangers lie 20th in the Toolstation NCEL Premier Division; and with a five-point gap between them and Harrogate Railway Athletic in 19th, there’s work to do to secure Premier League football at Haworth Park next term. On the other hand, Pickering Town are joint second in the table, with promotion very much on their agenda. Tomorrow, the sides clash in an intriguing match-up at Dawson Drive-and Rangers Manager Bill Gill will be using a fine 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture at Mill Lane back in late October as evidence that his players can go one better this weekend, writes Colin Muncie.
Bill told the Bootiful game “Pickering is another good challenge for us; they are a club that we are striving to be like in terms of having their own style and status at this level for a number of seasons. We matched them last time out and hope we can go one further this time out. We have lots of games coming up so I intend to rotate a little and this may give fringe players and youngsters a chance to shine”.
“It was disappointing in midweek and we now have to approach this game a little differently after not picking up any points in the week”.