Wearside League: Silksworth making good progress under boss Cameron

Silksworth celebrate scoring in their recent derby against Ashbrooke Belford House
Silksworth celebrate scoring in their recent derby against Ashbrooke Belford House
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SILKSWORTH CW will end in the top half of the Wearside League table, regardless of the outcome at Seaton Carew tomorrow.

And chairman Phil Tye is happy with the progress which has been made.

He said: “Scott Cameron has done a good job during his first season.

“He’s consolidated the club and now we are looking to push on.”

The Colliers have the same number of points as they finished with last season and are looking to improve on the total by defeating second-bottom Seaton Carew.

Silksworth will field a strong side, while although Seaton welcome back Ash Turnbull and Charlie Grant, they cannot call upon Nick Christodoulou, Daniel Bowes and Andrew McBean.

Sunderland West End’s aim to end in fifth place has eluded them although they still have a good chance to be in the top six. They host Jarrow at Ford Quarry tomorrow and manager Anth Nelson will have a full squad at his disposal.

Ashbrooke Belford House meet Cleator Moor Celtic at Silksworth in their last game. They are immediately below the halfway mark and joint manager Asa Dobbing lines up Sam Robinson, Nathan Burrell, Lewis Hutchinson and Dillon Holden.

Gary Thompson will need his fitness assessed before kick-off and definite absentees are Kieron Stokoe and Adam Frame.

Champions Stockton Town already have two trophies under their belts and will be looking to add another couple by lifting the Monkwearmouth Charity Cup and the Wearside League Cup.

Before those games, however, they meet Boldon CA and manager Michael Dunwell could involve youngsters Ben Priestly and Soni Coleman at some stage. James Ward is now playing cricket for Stockton.

Runnerss-up Easington Colliery will aim to complete a quick double over Annfield Plain, but they only just managed a 3-2 victory in last week’s reverse fixture at Derwent Park.

This time, the Colliers have home advantage and manager Paul Frame could hand a debut to Kyle Sumner following his move from Esh Winning.

Kevin Humble, Chris Pearson and Gavin Nesbit also come into the reckoning, but Shane O’Brien is banned. He will be available, however, for the League Cup Final against Stockton on May 9.

Annfield Plain sign off for the season and again will field a patched-up side because of a long injury list.

Following last week’s performance, when they lost by the only goal, Annfield are hoping to go one better when they travel to Easington.

Spennymoor Town Reserves surprisingly lost to Leam Rangers in midweek and will aim to bounce back against Whitehaven as they strive to finish in the top six.

Reece Brown is suspended and also out are Chris Baxter and Ross Morrow, but Neil Charlton resumes for Moors.

Wolviston are at Prudhoe Town in a bottom-five clash. The visitors line up goalkeeper Ryan Hodgson, Mark Ferguson and Robbie McIlroy, but the fitness of Chris Fairless will need to be assessed before kick-off.

Reece Davis has completed a ban and is named by Prudhoe along with returning trio Ryan Chambers, Kevin Moreland and Dean Barnard.

Redcar Athletic are hoping to pip Horden CW, who have completed theie season, for fourth spot. The seasiders go to Richmond Town missing only Chris Bivens, while Richmond bring in Gary Hutchinson who was unable to play in the midweek loss to Easington.