Starlet Pennell back to bolster Seaham Red Star for Chester test

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EBAC Northern League Division Two leaders Seaham Red Star visit mid-table Chester-le-Street tomorrow, with Daniel Pennell back following his involvement with Durham County Under-18s last week.

Chris Scott and Adam Johnston are also available for Star, but Ryan Burton will need his fitness assessed before kick-off.

The Cestrians cannot call upon Scott Heslop (ankle) or Jake Stafford (shoulder), while Jack Honour is rated doubtful.

Craig Marron, Michael Hepplewhite and Robbie Draper, though, come into the plans of Chester manager Colin Wake.

Second-top Norton and Stockton Ancients have home advantage over fourth-placed Team Northumbria, with a major doubt for Karl Charlton, but Michael Joseph and Lee Farrington have recovered from flu. Team Northumbria go without Matthew Bowles, Declan Stokle and Mark O’Dea and replace the trio with Matthew Tumilty and Glen Caygill.

High-flying Washington tackle Billingham Town and will aim to keep the pressure on the leading pair.

Ryhope CW host Heaton Stannington and include their recent signing from Red Star, Josh Home Jackson, together with Martin Metcalfe and Jack Pounder.

Their Tyneside visitors have Lee Johnson free from suspension and Ryan Daley will make his first appearance after signing from North Shields.

Jonathan Wright meanwhile is again back at the club after recently leaving.