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Fox’s Parkgate will be fighting to the bitter end

Still thirty points to play for for 21st -placed Parkagte, now six points from safety after that fine 1-1 draw at Rainworth last week.After their midweek appointment with Clipstone at Green Lane fell victim to the weather,though, it’s a difficult Toolstation NCEL Premier Division home fixture with Athersley Recreation next up tomorrow-and in his weekly, must –read column for the Club website, Manager Billy Fox started by describing the impact of the weather on a number of clubs , writes Colin Muncie for the Parkgate Website and the Bootiful Game.

Foxy told us “The postponements have made the League a lottery and with some teams having large squads will have more players available -and to ask a team that only has 16 players to play 3 or 4 games a week is ridiculous”.

Athersley enjoyed a 2-1 home win in the reverse, pre-Foxy period, fixture , but he’s noted an improvement in the Penguins.“They are certainly more organised than they were at the start of the season and you will not play any side in either league that has a more competitive tradition” he warned ” Athersley have done great things previously, and with the return of Kai Hancock they will be a danger to us”.

Foxy urged the Parkgate faithful to stick with his players “We go in to a mini season in the next three weeks and our players are excited for the challenge and have been very disappointed with all the postponements” he said.

“We will fight to the very end to stay up and we are improving”.

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