Ryhope must keep league leaders in range

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RYHOPE CW aim to keep the pressure on Wearside League leaders Redcar Athletic when they visit Gateshead Leam Rangers tomorrow.

Martin Swales’ side closed the gap to only five points when they defeated Sunderland West End in mid-week and with three games in hand on their rivals, the destination of the championship is in their own hands.

A boost is the return of goalkeeper Lenny French, Greg Swansbury and Liam Cox to a strong squad.

Redcar are on Wearside for their fixture with Silksworth Rangers, who have won three of their last four games.

The home side have James Gilhespy and Dillon Holden fit again but James McLean will play his last game before going to South Africa for his wedding.

Redcar miss Andy Bell and Steve Thompson while Richie Playforth is given only a 50-50 chance.

Ashbrooke Belford House have six players back against Jarrow at Perth Green. Paul Robertson, Mark Green, Glen Moan, Stephen Halliday, Stephen Dickinson and Kyle Anderson all come into the plans of manager Tommy Dobbing.

Two out-of-form sides meet when Darlington Cleveland Bridge have home advantage over Sunderland West End.

Until a fortnight ago ,West End had won 12 consecutive games but they’ve now lost the last three, while Darlington have conceded 13 goals in their last two matches.

West End bring in Gavin Dorward, Michael Warton and goalkeeper Scott Young and the Bridge have John Clegg and Sean Simpson available but Nev Fuller, Michael Carter and Dave Vayro are ruled out.

Boldon CA, who last week reached the final of the Monkwearmouth Charity Cup, return to league action at home to Annfield Plain.

Mark Williams has completed a four-game ban and Kevin Burke has recovered from a calf injury which has kept him out for a couple of months. The Plain add Scott Wallace to their squad.

Hartlepool include teenagers Jack Weegram and Simon Duncan as they travel to Stockton Town boosted by the availability of Liam Robson, Billy Thomas, Danny Ward, Richie Mills, Ian Davies and Dale Campion.