Northern Alliance

FIRST Division Wallington are on the road to Stocksfield looking to pull off a surprise in the Kicks Leisure George Dobbins League Cup fourth round.

FIRST Division Wallington are on the road to Stocksfield looking to pull off a surprise in the Kicks Leisure George Dobbins League Cup fourth round.

The Greens have no injury concerns ahead of the tie.

Ashington Colliers boss David Brown hopes to select from a full squad, including striker Michael Hogg after injury, as they also face a potential banana-skin against First Division opponents Heddon.

Seaton Delaval have signed Phil Hogg from Morpeth Town and he goes into the squad that makes the trip to Carlisle City.

Daniel Maguire and Matt Wade are expected to recover from a knocks and Abubaker Salim should return after a groin strain, but Michael Fenwick will miss out because of work commitments and City are without winger Tom Lucock who is also unavailable.

Hebburn Reyrolle have signed Barry Smith on loan until the end of the season from Northern League neighbours South Shields and he joins the squad to entertain Harraby CC.

Manager Mark Collingwood hopes that the striker can help fire the goals to move Reyrolle up the table.

“Signing Barry has given the lads a huge lift and I am sure that he will provide the cutting edge that has been missing in the final third for us,” he said.

Craig Malley could return and Dean Patton, Stephen Cockburn and Craig Watson are all pushing for a place after impressing when introduced from the bench.

Blyth Town will look to halt a run of three losses in a row as they host bottom-side Murton while a much-improved Ponteland United only went down 3-2 at third-placed Whitley Bay A in midweek so they will be buoyed up for their visit to Shankhouse – the last team they beat, some ten games ago.

United will be without Liam Blair and Roy Gordon through injury and Dan Dunn with work commitments.

Percy Main host Rutherford and at the top of the table, leaders Heaton Stannington take on fifth-placed Killingworth Sporting.

JON TAIT

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