Ryhope aim to march past Jarrow

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RYHOPE CW will go eight points clear at the top of the Wearside League if they defeat Jarrow tonight.

The Wearsiders, with 15 wins and three draws, are unbeaten and start favourites to see off the South Tynesiders who have slipped to ninth position.

Manager Garry Errington misses a quartet of players. Michael Turnbull and Clayton Davis are working while ankle injuries sideline Jonathan Yip and Greg Swansbury.

In addition, he will need to check on the fitness of James Dunn and Jack Pounder before finalising his line-up.

Following a heavy defeat at the weekend, Silksworth CW boss Mark McGinley is looking for his side to immediately bounce back at home to Coxhoe Athletic.

“The quality football we had been playing was simply not there against Ashbrooke Belford House who thoroughly deserved to win. It was a poor performance and I know Mark is anxious to erase the memory,” said chairman David Steele.

A boost is the return of Rob Hall, Alex Kempster and Craig Lines but Michael Brunning, who scored the only goal on Saturday, is unavailable.

Daley, Clarke and Michael McVay, who both had to be substituted in the last game, are rated doubtful.

Coxhoe Athletic have concerns for the availability of Mark Watson, Gary Turton, Neil Charlton and Brian Kiteley.

Sunderland West End will be minus at least six players when they make the long journey to third top Cleator Moor Celtic.

“I am down to the bare bones and be lucky if I have 13 players available. Lads simply cannot get away from work for the early departure and it looks as I’ll be on the substitutes bench,” said manager Andy Colledge.