Houghton back, out to Raine supreme again

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HOUGHTON have two teams back in action this Saturday after last week’s blank weekend.

The Dairy Lane club’s firsts are looking to continue their winning ways at home to South Tyneside College, having beaten Seghill 3-0 with a penalty kick from Ben Raine in their most recent outing in Durham and Northumberland Division Three.

Houghton Boars, meanwhile, are away to Hartlepool in the County Cup.

The Boars, who have lost their last two league games, went down 12-7 to Whitley Bay Rockcliff in their most recent game, Mark Douglass scoring their try.

This week, they will be fielding a more youthful side then normal.

Houghton I (home to South Tyneside College, meet 12.30pm) from: C Simpson, M Potts, M Marchant, C Hicks, J Masters, A Bolton, G Crowther, P McBernie, T Birtley, B Slater, B Raine, J Sneezham, G Bennett, G Hughes, I Turnbull, L Maggiore, M Douglass, A Charlton, D Cummings

Houghton Boars (away to Hartlepool, meet 12.30, leave club 1pm) from: A Fairley, J Forrester, D Miller, S Wilson, R Main, C Bowen, A Morrell, I Ashman, D Bradley, D Large, A Towers, A Pearson, J Sharpe, A Ellis, D Cummings, M Mossip, AN Other.

H Sunderland are away to Alnwick in Division One on Saturday (2.15pm), while Horden entertain Acklam. Seaham are away to Seaton Carew in Division Two, while Durham City host Northern at Hollow Drift in North One East.