In the Nottinghamshire Senior League Premier Division it is second versus first as Bilborough Tow welcome Newark Flowserve, and their 100% record, to the Harvey Hadden Stadium. Town still have an injury doubt over Ricky Law, who has missed the last three games, but welcome Adam Swain into the squad, a new signing from Mansfield Town youth.
Southwell City, third on goal difference, will look to capitalise on any slip-ups by the teams above them as they travel to the Forest Sports Zone to play fifth-placed FC Cavaliers.
Cotgrave are winless in their last five outings in all competitions, including a cup loss to their upcoming opponents, Calverton Miners Welfare, who they meet at Hollinwood Lane.
Ruddington Village haven’t started the season how they would have liked and currently sit at the foot of the table. They host sixth-placed Bingham Town at Elms Park.
Sandiacre Town picked up their first win in six attempts last time out, they will try and build on that with Basford United Community the visitors to St Giles.
It’s the meeting of the Villas as Underwood entertain Awsworth at Bracken Park. The pair are separated only by goal difference in mid-table although Awsworth have played two fewer matches.
Wollaton entertain Gedling Southbank at the WSA and Attenborough welcome AFC Dunkirk to The Strand.
Kimberley Miners Welfare AFC and Magdala Amateurs kick-off the weekend’s proceedings when they meet at the Stag Ground on Friday evening.
There’s also a Friday night fixture in Division One as Ravenshead host local rivals Mansfield Hosiery Mills at Cornwater. The home side are contending with a number of injuries as Adam and Brad Martin, Mark Smallwood, Luke Williams, Sean Creer-Thornton and Joseph Warner are all out. Callum Marks and Mark Yates face late fitness tests.
The second round of the NSL Junior Cup gets underway with Division Two leaders, Woodthorpe Park Rangers, hoping to prove their promotion pedigree as Wollaton Reserves, of Division One, visit Eagle Valley.
Also hoping to spring a surprise are Burton Joyce, who head to Elms Park to take on Ruddington Village Reserves, and Underwood Villa Reserves, who have a trip to Platt Lane and Keyworth United Reserves.
There are three all-Division Two ties with Bingham Town Reserves welcoming Welbeck Lions Reserves to Butt Field, Keyworth United Development entertaining Greyhunders at Platt Lane and Barrowby heading up the A1 to take on Newark Flowserve Reserves at Hawton Lane.