Pringle takes over Easington hot-seat

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EASINGTON Colliery have appointed Paul Pringle, who was formerly number two at Hartlepool, as manager.

He will meet the players when the Colliers visit Darlington Cleveland Bridge tonight and take charge for the first time on Saturday.

Pringle played in the Northern League and has coached at a number of clubs, including Crook Town last season.

Although Carl Winspeare is banned and Gaz Mitchell will need a late check on his fitness, Easington will field a near full strength line up at Darlington who hope to name an unchanged side for only the second time this season.

In contrast, Ashbrooke Belford House are without eight players for their journey to Cleator Moor Celtic.

Peterlee Town hope to name the same starting 11 that beat Jarrow in a 10-goals thriller at the weekend for their home fixture with Gateshead Leam Rangers.

Marc Stephenson will undergo a fitness test, but a boost for the Newtowners is the return from suspension of Michael Noble and Brett Gillatt.

With Faran Pope, Anth Hazzard and Ryan Mather home from holiday, the Newtowners will have an 18-man strong squad on standby.

Leam Rangers name newcomers Leam Charlton and Robbie Dixon and David Ridley also comes into contention but captain Mark Rumble is sidelined.

Silksworth Rangers host Hartlepool, buoyant after keeping a clean sheet on Saturday.

Club-captain Michael Curtis, James Alston and John Turvey are available, but Johnny Thompson serves a one match ban and Eoin Channon is injured.

Rangers, meanwhile, are delighted with the form of young Carl Burns who has taken the move from midfield to fullback in his stride.

Hartlepool, now in the top six following an indifferent start to the season, awaits news on the available of Paul Moss and Luke Naylor before finalising the side.

Sunderland West End play Seaton Carew at Leyburn Grove, Houghton missing goalkeeper Scott Young but Stephen Bogie is able to play.

The Seasiders add Johnny Payne, Ash Turnbull, Lee Jones, Sam Cook, Chris Birbeck and Mark Nicholson to a full strength squad.

Boldon CA have no selection concerns against Kirkbymoorside on South Tyneside while Harton and Westoe welcome back Shaun Edwards who has not played since being injured on the opening day of the season.

Striker Steve Telford is pencilled in for his home debut but neither David Graham nor Sean Flood can play in the home fixture with Wolviston who definitely go without Philip King.

Jonathon Hewitson is Prudhoe Town’s only absentee for the visit of second top Richmond Town who have signed Aaron Ramsbottom from Stokesley SC and Chris Pattison from Northallerton Town Academy.

Coxhoe Athletic are minus Philip Best, Brad Cane and Paul Orton but have brought in Adam Philips and he is set to play his first game at Willington.

Redcar Athletic’s fixture with Annfield Plain has been postponed because of ongoing problems with the floodlights at their Green Lane ground.