Ashbrooke Belford House happy with Wearside future

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ASHBROOKE Belford House have withdrawn their resignation from the Wearside League and manager Tommy Dobbing claims he cannot wait for next season to come around.

Ahead of tomorrow’s home game with Stockton Town, he said: “We resigned simply as a precaution because if you don’t do so you can be handed a hefty fine.

“We needed our sponsors to stay on board and I’m delighted to say they have committed to the club.”

Dobbing will be without a quartet of players for the final three games. Injuries sideline Paul Robertson, Jake Moan, Alan Young and Lewis Hutchinson.

In addition, neither Kenny Taylor nor Stephen Halliday can play tomorrow but Glen Moan is back.

Stockton Town need the points to beat off a strong challenge from Sunderland West End for third place.

Jair da Silva and goalkeeper Tim Griffiths resume but Gavin Simcox and Tony Johnson are banned.

Ryhope CW will be crowned champions if they take one point from visitors Kirkbymoorside.

Martin Swales’ side boasts a two-point lead over Redcar Athletic and a much superior goals difference.

The Wearsiders, who still have two games to play, cannot name Liam Cox or Dean Arkley while Swales will need to check on the fitness of Chris Trewick.

It’s highly improbable that Redcar Athletic will pip Ryhope for the title but they haven’t given up hope and will fight all the way for maximum points at Jarrow.

Billy Millington, Ritchie Playforth and Greg Booth are named by the Seasiders. Shaun Taylor and Steve Thompson are unavailable.

Coxhoe Athletic end wooden spoonists and they sign off at Cleator Moor Celtic with Ryan Kitely their only absentee.

H On Monday, Ryhope host Boldon CA in the final of the Monkwearmouth Charity Cup (1.30pm).