Ryhope keen for match action

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RYHOPE CW are confident tonight’s Wearside League game at home to Wolviston will go ahead.

Secretary George McKitterick said: “There’s a good chance we’ll get the game in. We were without a fixture at the weekend and we need to get back into action as quickly as possible.”

A win will lift Ryhope back to the top of the table, ahead of Stockton Town, who currently enjoy a slender one point lead.

The Wearsiders again miss goalkeeper Neil Bussey, who has resumed light training, and manager Garry Errington will need to check on the fitness of Greg Swansbury, James Dunn and Lee Harrison.

Wolviston, who are just outside the bottom six, definitely miss captain Shaun Gregory, who is recovering from an injury.

Shildon meet Dunston UTS in the third round of the Durham Challenge Cup and the Ebac Northern League leaders start favourites.

They are 23 points ahead of the Tynesiders, who are out of the running for the Championship, although, they are into the last 16 of the FA Carlsberg Vase.

H Last night, Consett had to come from behind to defeat Wearside League leaders Stockton Town in the Third Round of the Durham Challenge Cup last night.

Callum Smith gave the Steelmen a fourth-minute lead but a brace from Tony Johnson had Stockton ahead at the interval.

Early in the second period Michael Mackay levelled and Consett then went in front through Luke Sullivan before Aristote Guerin Lakonga sealed the tie with his late strike.