Dobbing: We’ll be fine for Bridge challenge

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ASHBROOKE Belford House were unable to fulfil their midweek Wearside League fixture at Cleator Moor Celtic but they’ll definitely be back in action against Darlington Cleveland Bridge tomorrow.

Manager Tommy Dobbing explained: “Because of work commitments and the necessity to leave early, eight players couldn’t travel to Cumbria and I had no alternative other than to inform the League of our predicament.”

Mark Egglestone and Ian Potts are added to tomorrow’s near full-strength squad which also includes recent signing Stephen Callen.

Darlington CB won in midweek but remain fourth from bottom. They bring in Jack Johns, John McKie and Brendan Lally.

Easington Colliery, with new manager Paul Pringle in charge, travel to Kirkbymoorside unable to name goalkeeper Matty Barron but Carl Winspear is available.

The Yorkshiremen are minus the suspended Tom Ellis but name Sarjo Cham and Richad Okeahialam.

Four are back for Peterlee Town at Richmond Town with goalkeeper Lee Burrell, Carl Adams, Gordon Thompson and Farren Pope coming into contention.

Coxhoe Athletic are still looking for a new manager and definitely go without Philip Best and Brad Cane at home to Gateshead Leam Rangers. In addition, Paul Orton is struggling with a back injury.

A blow for Chris Lowther is the news that he will miss the next few games for Leam Rangers after sustaining a knee injury last weekend.

Harton and Westoe entertain Seaton Carew considerably strengthened by the availability of David Graham, Sean Flood, Leam Foreman and Dean Black together with Shaun Edwards who hasn’t played since the opening day of the season.

With Gary Frater injured, Jarrow are looking for a replacement goalkeeper for the home game with Wolviston who are buoyant after winning for only the second time on Wednesday. Their keeper Daniel Jeffries will need a late test on his fitness and Robbie McIlroy is another doubt.

Silksworth Rangers host Sunderland West End in the first round of the Monkwearmouth Charity Cup and will decide before kick off whether Adam Don or John McLean will play in goal.

James Alston and Johnny Thompson come into the reckoning and a debut could be handed to Anthony Gamble, signed from local football.

Jamie Bond is expected to be ruled out of West End’s line-up as they seek to build on an excellent performance and result in their last game.

Three ties are scheduled to be played in the second round of the Sunderland Shipowners’ Cup.

Boldon CA have captain Mark Williams and Shaun Heads available at Prudhoe Town who have lost David Coulson to Newcastle Benfield.

Willington, who boast 100 per cent lead record, visit Hartlepool where their only absentee will be Andrew Stocks.