Wearside League: Three signings boost Silksworth, who hope loan star Gill returns with more goals

Sunderland West End (red/white) try to block a shot from Spennymoor Town Reserves last week
Sunderland West End (red/white) try to block a shot from Spennymoor Town Reserves last week
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Silksworth CW, looking to rebuild the squad after losing a number of players during the summer, are delighted to have Liam Gill back on board.

He comes in on a loan from Easington Colliery and goes straight into the side for tomorrow’s Shipowners’ Cup tie at home to Horden CW.

“Liam was one of a number of players who moved into the Ebac Northern League after scoring 29 goals for us last season,” said vice-chairman David Steele. “We have also this week signed Jack Murphy from Murton and Kyle Carr, who was playing in local football.”

The trio could all be involved tomorrow, but neither Michael Brunning nor Ross Stead can play.

High-flying Horden welcome back Paul Moss, David Southern, Chris Davidson, Adam Ward, Andrew Hall and Robert Hammond, but miss Ryan Brymer, Luke Wilson and Matthew Smith.

Murton’s managerial team of John Davison and Graeme Wetheral have left the club and Callum Milne will be in charge of the squad at Jarrow.

Carl Thomas and Anthony Cowie are suspended, but Milne is hopeful that Matthew Arnell will be pronounced fit.

Jamie Parker, meanwhile, will be pushing for a place in the starting line-up after featuring for 25 minutes in the last game.

Peter Kane and Oliver Bone have completed bans, but Jarrow cannot call upon injured pair Stephen Graham and James Allsop. In addition, goalkeeper Karl Donnelly will need his fitness assessed before kick-off.

Spennymoor Town Reserves will field newcomers Josh Clark and Anthony Philipson for their tie with Cleator Moor Celtic at Coxhoe.

Kai Willis is back from holiday, but Chris Baxter and Gavin Brown are away while an injury sidelines Mitchell McKenna.

Annfield Plain will aim to avenge a recent defeat when they travel to Richmond Town and their chances are boosted by the inclusion of Michael Bell, Martin O’Neil and Liam Radbourne.

In the Wearside League, Sunderland West End aim to make it nine wins on the bounce when they meet Seaham Red Star Reserves at Ford Quarry. Manager Anth Nelson could name an unchanged team for the first time this season, even though Chris Thompson and Daley Clark are added to the squad.

Ashbrooke Belford House face the long journey to Whitehaven without Adam Hopps, Lewis Hutchinson and David Christie, while Iain Potts and Lee Andrews will need fitness tests before kick-off. Corey Steele, Graham Thornton and Dale Wells are included in the travelling squad.

Boldon CA miss Aaron Burn and Nathan Bell at Stockton Town, where fit-again Jonny Gage, Adam Sharp and Alex Kempster should return.

Leam Rangers are minus Ben Miller, Nicki Langston and Alan Mulholland against Wolviston.