The only way is up for Turns

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SEAHAM Red Star aim to build on their midweek victory – their first of the season – when they have home advantage against Ryton and Crawcrook Albion in the STL Northern League Second Division.

“I feel a lot better following the win at Northallerton Town on Monday which lifted us off the bottom but we’ve got to keep it going,” observed manager Kevin Turns.

Michael Patterson is expected to return and Calvin Gowland is hopeful of passing a fitness test. Turns could also add a new striker to his squad before kick-off.

Horden CW are second from the basement with one win and four defeats in five games.

Manager Brian Honour’s problem is his inability to field the same side in successive games and tomorrow is no exception for the bottom-of-the-table clash with North Shields at Welfare Park.

Lee Armes, Michael Joseph, Stephen Jackson, Liam Woodhouse and the Shingleton twins, Paul and Andrew are missing.

Dan Reid, signed from Stokesley SC, will make his debut and Kevin Boddy also comes into contention.

Birtley Town, buoyed by their mid-week victory over neighbours Chester-le-Street, are likely to field the same starting eleven at home to Crook Town.

Chester-le-Street travel to Carlisle with Scott Smith and Glen Reay missing. Luke Gillespie is expected to play but Ben Johnson’s is a concern.

Easington Colliery are at Darlington RA, unable to name Chris Hall, Danny Flounders or Dave Doughty.

Manager Andy Colledge welcomes the availability of Simon Todd and Craig Ellison and confirmed he is working on bringing in a full-back in time for him to make his debut.