Non-League football in Doncaster | Saturday 22 August

Another Saturday without Rovers in action at the Keepmoat Stadium means another opportunity to get out and support the borough’s other football clubs. And you know what, if you do, you might even see some real life actual goals being scored. Proper ones too; not just inadvertent shanks over a goalkeeper, penalties or a fella allowed to stroll halfway down the field like a sulking child taking his ball home.

If you’re not going to Port Vale then you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to football in the local area. Six of our clubs in action across four matches, including three local derbies; and all for less than it’d cost you for a pie and a pint at an understaffed stadium concession stand. Here’s your options; go forth, enjoy the sunshine and live one of them this weekend.

Northern Counties East League logo Rossington Main Subbuteo Figure


vs Maltby Main

 The Welfare follow-up their midweek FA Cup replay win over Hemsworth Miners Welfare with another local derby as they welcome Maltby Main to Church Street. Main were also in successful FA Cup replay action in the week, defeating North West Counties side Ashton United. The two sides have just one win to show from their opening league games though so this looks set to be a closely fought game.
Football Ground Location Marker Icon Church Street, Armthorpe, Doncaster, DN3 3AG
Football Ground admission logo Adults: £5  |  Concessions: £3


Northern Counties East League logo Rossington Main Subbuteo Figure


vs Hall Road Rangers

We bigged up Rossington Main’s start to the season last weekend and in the process appear to have put the kiss of death on them as they were beaten 2-0 at home by Worsborough Bridge Athletic. However Rossington bounced back in the week to secure a decent point away at AFC Mansfield and have a decent chance to keep the good vibes going against struggling Hall Road Rangers. Each one of Main’s home games thus far this season has brought a three figure crowd and it’d be great to see that continue.
Football Ground Location Marker Icon Oxford Street, Rossington, Doncaster, DN11 0TE
Football Ground admission logo Adults: £4  |  Concessions: £2  |  Under 16s: Free


Central Midlands League logo Askern Welfare Subbuteo Figure Bentley Colliery Subbuteo Figure



One of two Doncaster derbies in the Central Midlands League this weekend sees Bentley Colliery make the relatively short trip up the A19 to face Askern at the Welfare ground. With just one game played by each team thus far it’s hard to say which way this will swing, but Askern who started with a 5-1 win away at Welbeck Welfare last Saturday will likely be favourites against a Bentley side who began their campaign in midweek with a 4-0 defeat at early pacesetters Appleby Frodingham.
Football Ground Location Marker Icon Welfare Ground, Sutton Road, Askern Spa, Doncaster, DN6 9LE
Football Ground admission logo Adults: TBC  |  Concessions: TBC


Central Midlands League logo Brodsworth Welfare Subbuteo Figure Thorne Colliery Subbuteo Figure



The other Doncaster derby takes place in Woodlands, where Brodsworth Welfare host Thorne Colliery. Both sides are unbeaten coming into this, so something has to give. Brodsworth’s opening day 3-0 defeat of reigning champions Bilsthorpe suggested that Broddy could be a team to reckon with this season; however, that marker stone has been somewhat cancelled out given that Thorne duly dispatched Bilsthorpe 6-1 last Saturday. Having followed that up with a 4-1 win away at Retford in the week Thorne will start as favourites, but it looks to be another decently matches derby.
Football Ground Location Marker Icon Welfare Ground, Fourth Avenue, Woodlands, Doncaster, DN6 7LU
Football Ground admission logo Adults: TBC  |  Concessions: TBC

Sunday 23 August

FA Women's Super League 2 logo Doncaster Rovers Belles Subbuteo Figure


away at Millwall Lionesses

Ordinarily we wouldn’t feature a Belles away game in here, but we’re making an exception to the rule this week to remind you that we’ll be helping the Belles deliver live match commentary of this fixture. Commentary by Glen Wilson and Chris Donald will be delivered live via the Mixlr app from around 1:45pm. Follow the Belles on twitter for more details of how to listen.
Football Ground Location Marker Icon The Den, Zampa Road, New Cross, London, SE16 3LN
Football Ground admission logo Adults: £4  |  Concessions: £1

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