Ashbrooke Belford House start their bid to land the Durham County Trophy when they welcome Harton and Westoe to Silksworth Welfare Park tomorrow (1.30pm kick-off).
The Wearsiders are almost at full strength against the bottom club. James Stewart and Mark Green are back from injury, but Dillon Holden is still out with his knee injury, along with Connor O’Neill.
Club captain Nathan Burrell comes straight back into the squad, with Mark Moon, Shaun Fisk, Adam Hopps, Harry Graham, Kieron Stokoe, Kyle Sumner and Liam Laidler all available.
Sunderland West End take on rejuvenated Horden CW at Ford Quarry and are expecting Brad Forster and Jordan Cook to come back into the squad.
Layton Chapman serves a one-game ban against a Horden side who have scored six goals in each of their last two games.
Boldon CA entertain Northern Alliance side Gateshead Rutherford and secretary Kevin Oliver said: “Top goal scorer Adam Bell will be having a fitness test before game and we are hoping to make a new signing, in striker Adam Drysdale.
“Johnny Gage is out with a calf injury and captain Jack Loan is still out with a sprained ankle.
“We don’t know much about Gateshead Rutherford, but our manager has loaned David Conroy to them, so he won’t be playing.”
South Shields Reserves manager Kevin Bolam will be without both Ewan Simpson and Mitchell Pyle due injury, but he hopes to have Reece Marsden back in the squad, as well as new signing Joshua Clark, for their tie at home to Birtley Town.
Silksworth CW will climb from fourth place in the table if they win at Annfield Plain in the league (2.30pm).
Silksworth sit fourth on the back of five league wins on the trot, but manager Andy Stobbart is keeping his feet firmly on the ground.
He said: “There are no easy games in this league. Form really counts for nothing and, like our opponents this weekend, they scored six at the weekend.”
For Silksworth, Dean Randall is on holiday, but Michael McVay, Joe Clayton and leading scorer Steven Moody, who all missed out on the win in last week’s derby against West End, return.
Leam Rangers, fresh from a brilliant 4-0 midweek win at Boldon CA, are at home to Stokesley SC and welcome back Anthony Brewis to give them a full squad to pick from.
Redcar Athletic host Seaham Red Star Reserves at Green Lane.
The visitors have Andy Johnstone returning after playing in the first team last weekend. Michael Cooke returns following work commitments and Mark Ruddock is back after missing the midWeek game against Annfield Plain.
Aiden Vout returns after his holidays and Jonny Phoenix is in the squad following his transfer from Ashbrooke Belford House.
Athletic’s Bryan Stewart and Kristin Kamara, who have missed the previous two games, are both set to return, after recovering from their injuries sooner than anticipated. It was originally thought that Stewart would be out for five weeks at least with his hamstring problem.
Seventeen-year-old rookie striker McCorie Carmichael looks set to keep his place after netting a spectacular debut goal in his first full 90 minutes, in last Saturday’s 4-1 win at Harton & Westoe.
Coxhoe Athletic have Ross Morrow suspended for their trip to Hartlepool, and Neil Charlton is working. But Mykel Summerson and Mitchell McKenna-Little are available for selection.
There is one tie in the TWR Shipowners Cup, with Wolviston entertaining Cleator Moor Celtic.
Wolviston manager Steve Cook has signed Redcar Athletic striker Nathan Mohun, who will make his debut. Nathan’s father and uncle both used to play for Wolviston more than 25 years ago.
Centre-back Daniel Wray returns, while fellow defender Nathan Bonar, who made his debut last week, misses out due to strained ankle ligaments.
Prudhoe Town welcome Newbiggin in the Northumberland County Cup and spokesman Colin Thompson said: “It’s going to be tough game, but we’re looking forward to the challenge.”
Richmond Town travel to Windscale in the Total Sport Alan Hood Charity Cup and will be without captain and leading scorer Scott Ryan, who serves the second game of a three-match ban.
Centre-halves Michael Elliott and Sam Grainger are out injured, but Sean Radford is hopeful of a return after his hamstring injury. Midfielder Stephen Butterworth needs a late fitness test.
Windscale midfielder Matt Metcalf is doubtful after sustaining an ankle injury during a Sunday League game, when fouled by club-mate Bradley Dryden!
Centre-halves Dan Morgan and Steve Walker should return. Darren Donald should also be available after his holiday.