HORDEN CW are just above the relegation zone in Division Two ahead of the visit from Whickham.
Colliers’ boss Peter Mulcaster is hoping to bring in a couple of new players in time for them to make their debuts. Lee Burrell and Stepehen Carruthers resume but Tom Wilkie is suspended.
A blow for Chester-le-Street is the unavailability of Thomas Alderson, who was injured making his debut last weekend.
Stephen Buzzeo will need a fitness test before manager Colin Wake can finalise his line up against Esh Winning.
Jarrow Roofing have signed Andy Appleby from Sunderland RCA but manager Richie McLoughlin cannot name injured trio Keith Oliver, Josh Allen or Jamie Marshall at home to West Allotment Celtic who have their own injury problems.
Manager Paul Stoneman will play Ryan Beal in goal since Aden Ames, Tony Lancaster and David Henderson are all ruled out.
Superstorm Sandy has delayed Stephen Turnbull’s return from America and Tow Law Town manager Gary Anderson is set to play for only the third time when Thornaby take up the challenge at the Ironworks Road ground. A further blow to Anderson is the unavailability of Shaun Ryder, Anthony Lee and leading scorer Matthew Scott.
Seaham Red Star are at Wearside League outfit Hartlepool in the first round of the Durham Challenge Cup unable to call upon Kevin Gordon or Craig Malley but Adam Drysdale is free from suspension.
Durham City travel to Jarrow who miss Tony Chilton, Lee Brand, Ryan Burton and the cup-tied Lee Burrell.