WEARSIDE LEAGUE: Burrell and Green back for Belford House

Ashbrooke Belford House welcome Jarrow tomorrow, boosted by the return of Nathen Burrell and Mark Green.

Friday, 16th December 2016, 9:55 am
Updated Saturday, 17th December 2016, 8:41 am
Silksworth CW (red) take on Prudhoe last week

 The club is also working on having a new signing in the squad.

They do have a couple of players missing in the injured David Sewell and Connor O’Neil.

Seaham Red Star Reserves journey to Stokesley SC and need some points to get themselves away from the relegation zone, while their hosts are comfortable in mid-table.

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Red Star Reserves have Paul Henderson returning along with Johnny Hodgson and leading scorer Michael Bulmer - but manager Kevin Dixon is sorry to lose new signing Anthony Cowie, who suffered a horrendous injury last week.

South Shields Reserves travel to Gateshead Leam Rangers and secretary Philip Reay said: “We will be without Harry Simpson who is suspended for three games, following his red card two weeks ago.

“Lewis Strafford who came on as substitute last week, following a month out with injury, is now fit and can hopefully start the game if selected. Nathan Sinclair remains an absentee through injury, hopefully he’ll be back early in New Year.”

Leam Rangers are boosted by the return of goalkeeper Lee Smith and top scorer Liam McVicar.

Wolviston take on Windscale at Metcalfe Park, with both teams in the bottom three and looking for a win to get some much-needed points, to claw themselves back in touch with the teams above them.

Redcar Athletic in third, travel to Cleator Moor Celtic with a small, but strong, squad of probably 13 players.

David Abel, who was red carded last week on his return to the side during the Darlington 1883 Reserves game, does not start his suspension until after Christmas, so is likely to retain his place.

Josh Cooper who missed last week’s match could travel, but Anthony Jones may miss out due to work commitments which prevented him from playing last week.

Andy Jennings is hopeful of travelling as he is looking to get closer again to 100 goals for the club and netted the winner last week with a superb strike, but on his last trip to Cumbria, although he scored early in the game against Windscale he then missed two penalties.

Coxhoe Athletic are at home to Darlington 1883 Reserves and have a number of injury worries and Rhys Greenwood, Neil Charlton, Robert Thompson and Chris Baxter, are out injured.

However, David Gibson, Mykel Summerson and Aidan Hart, do return to the squad though.

In the second round of the TWR Shipowners Charity Cup, Boldon CA host Sunderland West End.

Manager Paul Mossa has in-form striker Adam Drysdale and stand-in captain Neil Crammon missing, as they are both cup-tied for the fixture.

This opens the door for Boldon’s top scorer from last season Adam Bell to regain his place.

And in addition, they have centre-half Jonny Gage and Aaron Burn both returning, for what Mossa describes as ‘a very difficult tie’,

West End’s manager Barry Cook said: “We welcome back to the squad Jordan Cook, Luke Bell and Steven Lax.

“We are hoping to continue the good run of results we have had lately and are looking to push for a place in the next round of the cup.”

In the first round of the Monkwearmouth Charity Cup, Annfield Plain travel to Harton and Westoe.

Assistant manager Chris Connell said: “Goalkeeper Joseph Longstaff is back involved. Paul Oxley is suspended, but Dean Pearce is back in, as is top goalscorer Kai Hewitson. We’re hoping to build on last week’s win against Red Star Reserves.”