Ryhope look for derby boost

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RYHOPE CW have the chance to close in on Wearside League leaders Stockton Town when they line up against Sunderland West End in tonight’s Wearside League derby.

But manager Martin Swales could be without five players. Goalkeeper Lenny French and Jonathon Yip are definite absentees while Clayton Davies, Greg Swansbury and James Dunn will need their fitness assessed before kick off. Fortunately, Chris Trewick and Lee Harrison are available.

In contrast, boss Andy College has five players back in a strong squad with Barry Turton, Lee Smith, Jamie Fryett, Darren George and Brad Foster competing for places in the starting line-up.

Ashbrooke Belford House will be hoping for a second win in nine attempts when they meet inconsistent Jarrow at Silksworth.

Joint-manager Acer Dobbing reports that Paul Grainger is sidelined with a broken foot. In addition, Stephen Bogie, Stephen Callan and Mark Green area also sidelined but he’s hopeful of David Scott and Michael Melmore making the squad.

With goalkeeper Gary Frater working, Jarrow name Richard Swann to deputise. The South Tynesiders await news on the availability of David Mullen and David Conroy.

Following an improved performance at the weekend, Harton and Westoe go into their fixture against Coxhoe Athletic with renewed confidence. Their only absentee is Kevin Davison.

Neil Charlton is ruled out of the Coxhoe line-up and Ryan Kiteley and Kyle Wren are considered doubtful but Tom Orton, Dan Franklin and Mark Watson come into contention.

Boldon CA boss Jason Jones is looking to sign a midfielders and a striker ahead of the visit from Redcar Athletic who could give a second outing to 17-year-old striker Kyran Clark who made a dream debut at the weekend.

Prudhoe Town are also hoping to add to their playing strength by bring in two players in time for them to make their debuts at home to Seaton Carew. Prudhoe’s only selection concern surrounds the fitness of Lee Best. The Seasiders, looking to move into the top half of the table, welcome back Mattie Thomas and Ryan Hopper.

Wolviston make their longest journey of the season to Cleator Moor Celtic for a top six clash. Because of work commitments only 14 players will travel.