IT’S top versus bottom in Division Two when Team Northumbria host Easington Colliery.
Easington chairman Steve Saiger reports that Michael Watson completes his ban and also out is Robert Huntley with a hamstring injury.
Seaham Red Star are just above their neighbours but seven points better off.
After beating Team Northumbria, the Star have lost their last eight games and a massive blow is the loss of Adam Drysdale, who had been ever-present.
Danny Corbett will play his second game following his transfer from Crook Town but Michael Turnbull is banned for the visit of Thornaby.
Another East Durham side, Horden CW, are third from the basement and at Morpeth Town manager Bobby Orton adds Daniel Davis and Chris McNichols to his squad.
Fifth-from-bottom Chester-le-Street Town are at Brandon United, who are only below the Cestrians on goals difference.
“It is a real six pointer. We need to broaden the gap between ourselves and the bottom two and it goes without saying that tomorrow’s game is absolutely crucial,” said Cestrian chairman Joe Burlison.