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TOWERING former Newcastle United youngster Andy Mogwo has signed for Seaton Delaval Amateurs.

TOWERING former Newcastle United youngster Andy Mogwo has signed for Seaton Delaval Amateurs.

The 18-year-old 6ft 5in Congo-born defensive midfielder turned down the chance of a transfer to Kilmarnock when he was with the black-and-whites, and has agreed to turn out for Mick Jeffels’ side until he goes down to Wigan Athletic for trials next month.

Mogwo moved to Tyneside from London and played for Montague Boys’ Club in his youth. He will go straight into the squad alongside Andy Johnson, who has returned to the club from Morpeth Town, for the visit of Killingworth Sporting.

Rob Joyce, Adam Scope and captain Daniel Thompson all look to have recovered from knocks, with Delaval’s only doubts being Michael Fenwick (work) and Rhys Cairns (injury).

Killingworth are boosted by Ian Dunn’s return from suspension.

Murton have suffered a blow as manager Brian Maxwell and his assistant Paul Carter both resigned after last weekend’s home defeat by Killingworth. Andy Upperton will take temporary charge for the next few games, with Stephen Bridge assisting.

They host Shankhouse with Paul Wintrip and Steve Turner both out due to other commitments, but welcome back Tom Wilkie, Martin Peace, Keith Brown, Karl Garside and Ryan Brymer, who all missed the midweek defeat at Gateshead Rutherford.

Ashington Colliers manager David Brown could include new signing Matthew Dunn for today’s trip to Rutherford, while Jordan Burgess and Michael Hogg are both injury doubts.

Ponteland United boss Jarrod Suddick was down to the bare bones for their midweek defeat at home to Percy Main, and he will be checking the medical centre again to see how many players he has fit for the visit to Stocksfield.

Blyth Town host Percy Main this afternoon, while leaders Carlisle City host Whitley Bay A. Hebburn Reyrolle visit Harraby CC and Walker Central welcome Heaton Stannington.

JON TAIT

 

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