Northern Alliance

BLYTH Town boss Michael Connor hopes to bring in some fresh legs to bolster his team.

BLYTH Town boss Michael Connor hopes to bring in some fresh legs to bolster his team. “We are on the lookout for any players wanting to test themselves at Alliance Premier level as injuries and work commitments have decimated the squad,” he said.

Blyth have no new injury worries and should welcome back Mark Waugh and Lee Barnes for their trip to Murton.

Town are also keen to bring in additional committee members to assist with the PR, administration and general running of their great set-up at South Newsham, which includes 20 junior and two senior sides.

Ashington Colliers manager David Brown could include striker Marc Richardson, who has been sidelined for the past 16 months with a knee injury, for their visit to Stocksfield while Mal Lawson and Simon Cunningham come back into the Colliers squad.

Seaton Delaval entertain Harraby Catholic Club having missed the last few weeks because of the weather.

The Red Devils have Dave Low as a slight fitness doubt while Grant Patterson has just been through another operation on his broken leg which has ruled him out for the season. Keeper Phil Hogg is poised to make his debut.

Carlisle City are without Robbie Mather, who serves his one-match ban for the game at home to Walker Central. City hope that Stuart Kilgour will be fit after being injured since Christmas. Walker’s Ian Mills is also out due to disciplinary measures.

Linton Smith is suspended for Rutherford as they host Hebburn Reyrolle, who will be without Barrie Smith as he has a three-match ban.

Killingworth Sporting are missing Michael Bowman to suspension for their fixture at home to Percy Main while Shankhouse take on Ponteland United.

Whitley Bay A and Heaton Stannington will be hoping it is fourth time lucky for their ill-fated Northumberland FA Senior Benevolent Bowl quarter-final tie which has fallen foul of the weather since the February 1.


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