Northern Alliance

LEADERS Carlisle City will be without Carl Murphy for their visit to Shankhouse.

LEADERS Carlisle City will be without Carl Murphy for their visit to Shankhouse.

However, the Sky Blues are hopeful Stuart Kilgour and Steven Rooke may be fit to return after they missed out in midweek.

Shankhouse are boosted as they welcome back regulars in Nicholas Hanlon, Richard Atkinson, James Armstrong, Craig Hopwood, Mark Nicholson and Jonathon Scott to the depleted squad which won 2-1 at Harraby CC.

Youngster Reece Farrell returns to New Hartley Juniors duty following an outstanding full debut at senior level.

Seaton Delaval boss Mick Jeffels is also backing youth as 17-year-old goalkeeper Sean Page and 16-year-old Michael Scott are expected to start on their trip to Killingworth Sporting.

Grant Kershaw, Celso Anjos, Craig Johnson and Dave Low all return, but there are injury doubts over Michael Fenwick and Matthew Wade.

Terry Goigoechea is serving the last of his three-match ban and misses out for Killingworth.

Ashington Colliers’ boss David Brown hopes to be able to select from a full squad for the visit of Harraby, who are without suspended striker Stephen Archibald.

Whitley Bay A also have a full squad to choose from for the visit of Blyth Town, with the title-chasing Seahorses looking to chalk up their sixth win in a row.

Liam Cairns and Michael Robinson both miss out for Town as they are serving suspensions.

Ponteland United’s Craig Cook and Kevin McGorie are unavailable for their fixture against high-flying Heaton Stannington but may have Gavin Wood and Liam Anderson in contention for a place in the squad.

The visitors have no new injury concerns.

Hebburn Reyrolle will hope to maintain their Championship challenge as they take on bottom-side Murton while Stocksfield host Gateshead Rutherford.



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