IT’s all change at Peterlee Town who aim to improve on last season’s mid-table rating in the Wearside League.
Several players have left including Daniel Reeves and Ashley Gillespie, who have joined Sunderland RCA, while Adam Croft (Durham City) and John Pyle, Peter Crawford and Russell Blenkinsop have linked up with Horden CW.
Newcomers include Liam Dunn from RCA, Ryan Graham, Ryan Mather and Richard Maughan (Seaham Red Star) and Jordan Thompson from Ryhope CW.
The quintet are all expected to figure at some stage in tomorrow’s opener at home to Harton and Westoe.
Silksworth Rangers have also been busy on the transfer front, bringing in James Alston, Johnny Thompson, Shaun Fletcher and George McCain while a further boost is the availability of goalkeeper Adam Don.
Rangers travel down the A19 to Wolviston who have new faces aplenty but Shaun Gregory and Luke Bennington, two of last season’s squad, could miss out tomorrow.
Easington Colliery, back after just one season in the Ebac Northern League,visit newcomers Richmond Town unable to call upon John Bowes or Robbie Taylor but newcomers Steven Bagshaw and Carl Price could be handed their debuts.
Sunderland West End impressed last time when they ended fourth and for their opener at home to Cleator Moor Celtic, cannot name David Keighley, who is working, or the suspended Stephen Bogie.
Ashbrooke Belford House have strengthened their managerial team with the appointment of Kenny Taylor and Paul Robertson as coaches. The pair join manager Tommy Dobbing and his assistant Asa Dobbing.
Lee Collins and Sanvir Randhawa are included in a new-look squad to take on Annfield Plain but Dale Wells, Lewis Hutchinson, Michael Melmoe, Jake Moan and Robertson are all sidelined.
Recently-appointed manager Alan Anderson is without several players when Boldon CA entertain Darlington Cleveland Bridge. Kris Robertson is getting married and a number of his team-mates will be joining in the celebrations.
Craig Hayward is expected to play his first game for the Bridge who have David Vayro and Gavin Wilson on holiday.
Jarrow are without Graeme Mathewson and will need to give fitness tests to Andrew Wilkinson and Anthony Chilton before naming their line-up against Kirkbymoorside who are minus Johnny Brown and Johnny Birbeck.
Redcar Athletic will attempt to go one better and clinch the championship after being beaten to top spot by Ryhope CW.
The Seasiders are at Gateshead Leam Rangers and manager Nicky Ward has signed Craig Skelton, Adam Cheung, Dale Mendum, Ryan Thompson and James Fleming in a bid to boost his team’s chances.
Leam Rangers have made nine new signings but two of last season’s squad are ruled out tomorrow. Leading scorer Liam Barnett and club Player of the Year Mark Williams both have groin strains.
Coxhoe Athletic, with Alan Cairns the ex-Wolviston coach in charge, are at Stockton Town and several players will make their debuts.
Stockton have newcomers Sean Kell, Joe Hinchley, Josh Sutcliffe, Tom Atkinson and Luke Whittaker ready to play and their only absentee is Gavin Simcox.
Harton and Westoe, Richmond Town and Seaton Carew have joined the league while Easington Colliery, relegated from the Northern League, replace Ryhope CW, who have moved in the opposite direction.
H Horden CW easily progressed in the East Durham Cup with a 4-0 victory over neighbours Easington Colliery last night.
Tom Wilkie headed into the net on 25 minutes and almost immediately, the visitors conceded again, this time to Darren Atkinson who fired home.
Midway through the second period, Josh Anderson scored direct from a free-kick and 11 minutes time Wilkie netted for a second time.