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Millington is still getting used to the unusual fixture format this season

Otherwise occupied in that marvellous FA Vase win at Barrow Town last weekend, Dronfield Town have temporarily fallen to eighth place in Toolstation NCEL Division One. This weekend, though, they’ll be getting up close and personal with twelfth-placed Armthorpe Welfare for the first of two consecutive match ups – the reverse is at the M Pilbeam Construction Stadium (a.k.a. Church Street) next weekend – and Dronfield Manager, Chris Millington, is still getting used to the fixture format, writes Colin Muncie.

Chris told the Bootiful Game, “We are looking forward to the first game of our double header with Armthorpe on Saturday. We play five teams back to back this season – which is a strange situation – but I suppose it’s the same for both teams; and it will be interesting to see how – and if – the two games are different. It’s another 50/50 game, in my opinion – like most games in this League, outside the top five teams – and it will probably come down to who executes their game plan best.”

Chris has kept a weather eye on the visitors’ recent form. “After a really good run of results, Armthorpe have suffered back to back defeats,” Chris noted, “and from the outside, looking in, it seems like they may have been a tad unlucky in terms of refereeing decisions – so we need to be right at it if we are going to get something from the game.”

“We are at home and will look to take the game to our visitors,” Chris added, “and hopefully put three more points on the board.”


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