Blyth Town bring the curtain down

Boss Michael Connor’s side are down to the bare bones with many players out injured, but they will be looking to add to their impressive record that has seen them beaten only once all term.

BLYTH Town bring the curtain down on a season best remembered for sodden pitches, saturated strips and soggy boot bags with a trip to Harraby United today.

Boss Michael Connor’s side are down to the bare bones with many players out injured, but they will be looking to add to their impressive record that has seen them beaten only once all term.

Harraby are eyeing Mick Wadsworth’s summer takeover at local Northern League rivals Celtic Nation with great interest as a number of players are likely to be released, which could bolster their side and make them Championship contenders in 2013/14.

Leg-weary Ponteland United are also down to a thin squad as they take on Newcastle University in Division One, with Northbank hosting Forest Hall in the other game.

Alnwick Town Reserves face a 74-mile trip to complete their programme at Alston in Division Two and Wooler are also on the road to play Newcastle Benfield Reserves.

Seaton Burn take on High Howden buoyed by a 2-1 midweek success over promoted Birtley Saint Josephs while Swalwell, also 2-1 victors on Wednesday against Wallsend Boys Club, face Blyth Isabella.

Wideopen were scrapping it out at the bottom of the table two seasons ago but have staged a wonderful turnaround that has seen the club up challenging for a promotion spot this year. They take on Grainger Park as the season squelches to a close.

Champions Heaton Stannington will be playing their football in the Northern League next season as their promotion bid was accepted along with Willington from the Wearside League.

JON TAIT

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