Glapwell extend a warm Hall Corner welcome to Askern FC for the rearranged fixture from the Easter Monday postponement.
Askern, a township half an hours drive north of Doncaster, sitting almost on the boundary between North & South Yorkshire, have a long and proud history. Formed as Askern Welfare in 1924 they played in Doncaster leagues for many decades before winning promotion to the Central Midlands Football League in 1992. They have won both the Doncaster & District Challenge Cup and the Goole & Thorne Cup on several occasions.
Their league glory years were in a golden spell from 2005 where they won promotion to the CMFL Supreme Division which led also to a name change to Askern Villa. In their very first season they were strong contenders finishing a very credible third behind Scarborough Athletic and Rainworth Miners Welfare. In 2013 however, they were relegated to this division and went through another name change to the current Askern FC.
With no meeting this season between the two teams as a guideline, Glapwell will be spurred on by the fact of having scored 35 goals in their previous two games. The home side just need two more wins to be sure of securing the league title, but mid-table Askern will be no pushover. They come with a record of being undefeated in their most recent five games and will no doubt take heart from the fact that they have not been being beaten at Hall Corner over the two previous seasons ~ both in 2014-15 & 2013-14 the corresponding fixture finished as 2-2 draw. This season’s Glapwell side however are a notch up from those of the previous two seasons.