NPL Preview: On-form Cuckney look to keep up pressure on leaders

MANSFIELD and District League round-up.
MANSFIELD and District League round-up.

The Notts Premier League reaches the half way stage on Saturday with league leaders, Plumtree, making the journey to Welbeck.

The home side are yet to lose at home this season, while Plumtree have not lost an away match and are due a win as they have alternated wins and defeats over the last six rounds.

Kimberley Institute lie in second spot, just three points behind Plumtree, and travel to fifth place Caythorpe looking to bounce back from defeat to Mansfield last time out.

Caythorpe have been washed out for the last two weeks so will just be keen to get back out on the field.

Cuckney remain in third, but have closed the gap on the leaders to just five points after beating Plumtree last week.

The Bears haven’t lost in six matches, and travel to Hucknall on Saturday.

The hosts won just their second game of the season at Radcliffe on the weekend and will hope to build on that here.

The West Indian Cavaliers are the team lying in fourth place and take their four game unbeaten away streak to the Notts Academy who have not one in any of their last four matches.

Ordsall Bridon are tied with the Academy in sixth and will play host this weekend to Clifton Village.

Bridon have gone six weeks without winning, Clifton got their first and so far only win of the season three weeks ago, but have not played since due to weather. This has seen them slip into the bottom two.

With just 16 points separating the bottom seven sides, the match between Mansfield Hosiery Mills and Radcliffe-on-Trent may prove significant.

The Millers are coming off the back of a win at Kimberley, while Radcliffe are on an incredible bowling run, dismissing their last three opponents for less than 100 runs. The two sides are split by just three points going into this match.