Wake determined Cestrians will put on a better show

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CHESTER-LE-STREET are looking for revenge when they line up against Willington in the Ebac Northern League Second Division at Chester Moor Park tonight.

“We didn’t do ourselves justice in the early-season fixture at Hall Lane and hopefully we can put that right,” said manager Colin Wake, who cannot call upon Michael Graver or Stephen Telford.

The two teams are comfortably placed around the middle of the table. They’ve played the same number of games but the Cestrians have a three-point advantage over their opponents.

Jarrow Roofing, with games in hand on the four sides above them, will move into fourth place if they defeat Tow Law Town at the Ironworks Road ground.

Darlington RA were at one time on the fringe of the promotion race but they’ve probably got too much to do now. Their aim is probably a top-six finish and they’ll be looking to take all three points against Whickham at Brinkburn Road.

Only one game is scheduled in Division One and it’s certain to go ahead on Consett’s new 4G pitch where Penrith are the visitors.

Two ties are down for decision in the third round of the Durham Challenge Cup.

Spennymoor Town, still fighting for honours on four fronts, expect a big gate at The Brewery field for the visit of a Gateshead XI.

West Auckland Town also have home advantage over Billingham Synthonia in an all-ENL tie.

Bishop Auckland host Team Northumbria in the Third Round of The Brooks Mileson Memorial Cup while Second Division championship challengers West Allotment Celtic are at Marske United.

Celtic Nation, who attracted a record gate of 649 to their Carlisle ground on Saturday, could take a big following to Ashington. The Colliers have midfielder Martin Brittain on the injured list.