TWO in-form sides meet tonight when Ashbrooke Belford House line up with Sunderland West End in the local derby at Silksworth.
Following an indifferent start to the season when their results were inconsistent, Belford House have come good and are now up to mid-table while West End are fifth from top.
Manager Tommy Dobbing misses Lewis Hutchinson and Kyle Anderson and awaits news on the availability of David Scott.
It’s a case of two in, two out for West End. Work commitments prevent Andrew Gartland and Lloyd Conlin from playing but Ross Kennedy and Tom Price are added to the squad.
Two out-of-form teams clash on South Tyneside where Harton and Westoe host Annfield Plain. Harton have slipped to seventh position following disappointing results in recent weeks but their chances are boosted with the news that their only absentee will be David Graham.
Annfield Plain are second from bottom having won just three and lost 12 of their 15 games. Work commitments could deplete their squad but they have no injuries or suspensions to deal with.
In the remaining fixture, one-time leaders Willington will move into second place if they defeat Cleator Moor Celtic.