Wearside League: Keithley boost for Sunderland West End

Silksworth CW (red) battle Redcar Athletic last week. Picture by Kevin Brady
Silksworth CW (red) battle Redcar Athletic last week. Picture by Kevin Brady
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Sunderland West End will aim to keep the pressure on leaders Redcar Athletic by defeating third-bottom Wolviston at Ford Quarry tomorrow (2.30pm kick-off).

The Wearsiders are second, and although four points adrift of Redcar, have three games in hand on the Seasiders.

Manager Anth Nelson reports that James Fryatt and Barry Turton are suspended but David Keithley returns and both David Clarke and Danny Martin will be looking to be included in the starting line-up.

Redcar, top scorers with 53 goals, are on Wearside to tackle Ashbrooke Belford House at Silksworth.

The visitors are boosted by the inclusion of defenders Liam Wood, Joe Bennett and Robbie Farrier, allowing captain Lance Skelton to revert to his normal midfield role.

Midfielders Kristian Kamara has recovered from a hamstring injury and is named in a full strength squad.

Ashbrooke, though, are again forced to ring the changes. Lee Harrison and Michael Young are banned and also ruled out are Dillon Holden, David Christie and Lewis Hutchinson. Joint manager Asa Dobbing is pleased that Iain Potts, Kevin Humble, Lee Andrews and Marc Eggleston can play.

Recently-appointed Silksworth CW manager Sean Butler has signed three players, his latest recruit being James Cook, who is named for the visit to Jarrow.

Michael Brunning has regained fitness and Butler also has David Stevens and Rhys Brown competing for places in the line-up.

Jarrow expect Mark Williams and Kris Allen to be included in a strong squad.

Seaham Red Star Reserves face a difficult task at third-top Stockton Town who are gunning for a fourth consecutive championship.

Manager Don Naylor reports that Jack Pounder has joined Sunderland RCA, but he is able to consider Ash Holland and is also looking to make a couple of signings.

Stockton Town will have at least 19 players on stand-by, but goalkeeper Michael Arthur and Sonny Coleman are definitely ruled out.

Coleman had a cast removed from his foot this week and will shortly resume training.

Murton, who prop up the table with one point from 15 games, delay announcing their side for the visit of Annfield Plain.

Anth Telfer has left the Plain to take up a coaching role with Willington’s new manager, Gary Innes. Keith Sheardown remains as manager and he has Liam Radbourne, Connor Brown and Stephen Wilson available.

Spennymoor Town Reserves cannot call upon Neil Charlton, but David Atkinson is now fit in time for him to play in the home clash with Cleator Moor Celtic.

Two in-form teams meet when Hartlepool host Leam Rangers. Pool welcome the availability of Paul Playfor, Ash Turnbull and Luke Gate and also name 17-year-old striker John Stephenson who has impressed in the youth team.

Leam go without the suspended Leon Kane and await news on the fitness of Chris Lowther, Graham Stephenson and Craig Williams, who all limped out of last week’s game.