Wearside League:

Silksworth CW boss Andy Stobbart has a problem in goal for tomorrow's Monkwearmouth Charity Cup second round tie at home to Prudhoe Town (1.30pm).

Friday, 9th December 2016, 11:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th December 2016, 12:36 pm
Coxhoe Athletic (white shirts) take on Hall Farm Glasshus in last weekend's Durham County Trophy quarter-final. Picture by Tom Banks

First-choice keeper Joe Clayton is unavailable and Phil Smurthwaite has an ankle injury which is touch and go at the moment.

Stobbart said: “Normally we can call on Johnny Williamson, but he’s on holiday.

“Therefore, I’m looking at a loan deal for this game and hopefully that will come to fruition.”

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Secretary David Steele added: “The team is in good form at the moment, with back to back league wins against Ashbrooke and Darlington. This has seen us score eight goals in those two games and Stephen Moody and Adam Storey are in a rich goal-scoring mood.”

Silksworth’s only other absentees are Kieran Mitchell and Daley Clarke, who are both at work, while David Stevens is out until the New Year with injury. However, Andrew Donnelly returns to the squad, having been unavailable last week.

The only other tie is a first round clash as Sunderland West End head south to meet Hartlepool at Grayfields Enclosure.

Boosted by two successive 3-1 home league wins, West End travel to Hartlepool without Niall Thubron and Jordan Cook.

Manager Barry Cook said: “We are looking to have a full squad to choose from and hopefully carry on our good form and results from the last few weeks.”

Pool are without Paul Moss, who is working, and Kieran Campbell, who has an illness, but Cameron Gordon could return after missing out last weekend, while Jamie Tumilty is again doubtful due to injury.

There are eight league matches scheduled, and Ashbrooke Belford House hope to build on last week’s morale-boosting six-goal success in the Durham County Trophy.

Belford head north to tackle South Shields Reserves at Harton and Westoe CW (2pm) without two players, as they miss holidaying club captain Nathan Burrell and Mark Green, who has work commitments.

However, Jordan Stewart, David Sewell, Kyle Sumner and Mark Curry return to the squad.

Shields Reserves’ secretary’ Philip Reay’ said: “Manager Kevin Bolam hopes to have Gary Crutwell back available and he will have a late fitness test.

“He will be without Ewan Simpson, who acquired an injury last week ,and Nathan Sinclair is still two or three weeks away from returning.”

Seaham Red Star Reserves travel to Annfield Plain looking to draw level on points with the Derwent Park outfit.

Skipper Marc Ruddock is missing because of work commitments, but Red Star hope to have six players - Paul Henderson, David Baker, Aaron Wood, Jonny Hodgson, Jordan Thompson and Michael Cooke - back after missing out last week.

Annfield’s assistant manager, Chris Connell, said: “Joseph Longstaff could return in goal and we have signed David Coulson, the ex-Whitley Bay captain and centre-half, and he will be available.

“Dean Pearson and top goalscorer Kai Hewitson are both unavailable.”

Boldon CA entertain Stokesley SC and manager Paul Mossa has centre-backs Jonny Gage and Aaron Burn back, after both missed out last Saturday.

The return to fitness of Josh Houghton is a big boost for Boldon, but club captain Jack Lawton is still out with an ankle injury.

Stokesley have Craig Winter back, but Jordan Lowrie is doubtful with a shoulder injury. They should have Callum Wilson and Tom Wood back in the in the squad.

Coxhoe Athletic, boosted by their progress into the Durham County Trophy semi-finals, welcome leaders Jarrow to Beechfield Park.

Coxhoe are without Mykel Summerson, David Gibson, Neil Charlton and Rhys Greenwood, with Arron Sheriff rated doubtful. However, Chris Baxter and Mitchell McKenna-Little are both available again.

Jarrow welcome back Gary Frater, Kia Elliott, Andy Wilkinson, Robbie Coleman and Grant Pressling to the squad, but Jonny Hirst is doubtful with a foot problem.

Stevie Graham is unavailable and Max Kirkham remains injured, while boss Dave Bell waits on Kris Allen and Jordon Mellish and new signing Gordon Hutchinson joins the squad for the first time.

Bell said: “We will be looking to pick up where we left off last week and we know we need to continue to work hard right throughout the squad to get anything out of the game.

“We look forward to this game against a Coxhoe team who have had some good results this season and have many strengths.”

Elsewhere, Leam Rangers head to title-chasing Richmond Town, while third-placed Redcar Athletic visit Darlington 1883 Reserves.

Bottom club Harton and Westoe CW face the long trip west to meet Windscale, while Wolviston welcome Cleator Moor Celtic.