Kevin Turns not happy with Seaham Red Star away fixtures

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SEAHAM Red Star manager Kevin Turns is not a happy man at having to take his side to Whitehaven for a third mid-week fixture.

He said: “It was bad enough having to go there for a STL Northern League Second Division fixture and in the Ernest Armstrong Memorial Cup but now we are back tonight to play Gillford Park.”

Several players are unable to make tonight’s match with Simon Todd, Jimmy Farrell, Willie Crew, Lewis Turnbull and Chris McCabe all sidelined.

Turns sees the return from suspension of Gary Anderson. Luke Ball is also included.

Horden CW anticipate another difficult game at Whickham.

The Colliers are again understrength with Andrew Richardson, Adam Croft, Chris Rookes and Kevin Boddy all unavailable.

Washington aim to stop their losing sequence when they visit Morpeth Town with the return of Nicky Quinn and Graham McTaggart.

David Fort, an absentee on Saturday, will need a late test.

Chester-le-Street host Brandon United with Stephen Halliday unavailable. Jordon Fraser, who didn’t play on Saturday, will be assessed by manager Stuart Sherwood.

An intriguing encounter is anticipated at The Brewery Field when First Division leaders Spennymoor United meet Newton Aycliffe, who lead Division Two, in the Third Round of the Brooks Mileson Memorial Cup.

Dunston UTS will make yet another attempt to stage their tie with Ryton, which was again called off last night. UTS secretary Billy Montague is confident that the match will go ahead.

In Division One, West Auckland Town will go fourth if they take just one point from their game at Penrith, Jarrow Roofing and Tow Law Town, equal on points just six outside the relegation zone, face each other at Boldon.