Visit of basement dwellers gives Wakefield FC ideal chance to bounce back from Easter horror show

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Wakefield FC will be desperate to bounce back from two Easter thrashings when they host rock-bottom Garforth Town at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

The out-of-form Bears endured an Easter double-header to quickly forget when they followed a 5-0 home defeat against Bamber Bridge with a 10-1 defeat at Curzon Ashton.

The Curzon loss may well have knocked the stuffing out of manager Paul Lines and his men but tomorrow’s home clash against a struggling Garforth side propping up the rest of the division may have come at just the right time.

Town will be battling for their Evo-Stik Division 1 North survival but have lost their last six matches on the spin and have been left adrift at the bottom of the table.

It means Wakefield will have a great chance of returning to winning ways after their Easter nightmare, although Garforth will also be fancying their chances against an out-of-form Bears side who are without a win since January.

Victory for Lines’s men would also be a boost for Ossett Albion, who sit five points and one position above Garforth, although Albion also have two games in hand on their relegation rivals.

Albion are in action at Dimple Wells tomorrow when Radcliffe Borough visit (kick-off 3pm).

It will be the first game in permanent control for Richard Tracey and Steve Nicholson after Albion this week confirmed their interim roles would be made permanent until the end of the season.

In contrast to Wakefield, Albion had a superb Easter double-header with a return of four points. A brilliant 2-0 win over Curzon Ashton was followed by a battling 1-1 derby draw at Ossett Town with nine men to ease their relegation fears.

Victory over Radcliffe this weekend, coupled with a loss for Garforth, should be enough to ensure Albion’s Northern Premier League status for another year.

Ossett Town face a tough test tomorrow when they visit play-off chasing New Mills (kick-off 3pm).