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Three exciting games of Staffordshire non-league football to look forward to tomorrow, as Kidsgrove Athletic and Newcastle Town are in action in the Northern Premier League Division One South East. Additionally, top of the table Leek Town face third-placed Cleethorpes Town in most crucial fixture of the weekend.

Leek Town (1) vs Cleethorpes Town (3)

In the most exciting fixture of the weekend, high-flying Leek Town will be looking to continue their 12-game winning run as they face a strong promotion contender in Cleethorpes Town.

The Lincolnshire side will take confidence into the fixture however, as they are the only side to have emerged victorious against the Blues so far this season, having won 2-1 in the reverse fixture in September.

However, Neil Baker’s side will be confident about their chances of exacting revenge, as they were without the injured Marc Grocott, Josh Agbozo and Lewis Short in the game at Grimsby. By comparison, Leek go into tomorrow’s game with a fully fit squad, and will be hungry to extend their lead at the top of the table.

Glossop North End (13) vs Kidsgrove Athletic (8)

The Grove will be looking to get back to winning ways in the league as they travel to Derbyshire at 3pm, having been comfortably defeated 2-0 in their last game against high-flying Cleethorpes Town. 

Ryan Austin’s men now sit eight points outside of the playoff places, but will be hoping to use one of their games in hand to beat a Glossop side that have won only one of their last five games.

However, Kidsgrove will take some confidence from the fact that the Hillmen suffer from notably poor form at home. They have not won a game at the Arthur Goldthorpe Stadium since December 14th, and this lack of consistency has left them five points below the Grove, having played three extra games.

Newcastle Town (17) vs Carlton Town (6)

Castle go into their 3pm fixture as major underdogs, having won only one of their last seven games in all competitions.

They play a defensively sound Carlton Town side who are sat just outside the playoff spots, however the East Midlands side have had a difficult week on and off the pitch – losing top goalscorer Tom Maddison to injury, and suffering extensive storm damage to their stadium.

Robin Van Der Laan’s men will hope to advantage of Carlton’s depleted squad, and cause an upset to put themselves three points clear of the relegation zone. 

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