Scott doubt rocks Red Star plans for Norton

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LEADERS Seaham Red Star visit third-top Norton and Stockton Ancients in tomorrow’s match of the day in Division Two.

With just five points separating the pair the outcome is critical for both teams.

Norton expect Michael Joseph and Nicky Martin to resume, while Seaham boss Mark Collingwood misses suspended pair Darren Reay and Lewis Wing.

Adam Johnston and Carl Thorp should return, but captain Chris Scott is a major doubt with a hip injury. “We have to try and extend a 21-match unbeaten sequence and make sure we don’t lose, but we’ll be going for all three points,” said Collingwood.

Ryhope CW line up against hosts Esh Winning awaiting news on the availability of Mattie Weirs and James Cook.

Chester-le-Street entertain Ryton and Crawcrook Albion and manager Colin Wake reports that several players are away.

“I will need to utilise my full squad, but we’ll be competitive and see if we are good enough on the day,” declared Wake.