Northern Alliance

ALNWICK Town will be hoping that Stocksfield are suffering a hangover after lifting the Pin Point Recruitment Charity Cup in midweek.

ALNWICK Town will be hoping that Stocksfield are suffering a hangover after lifting the Pin Point Recruitment Charity Cup in midweek.

The St James’ Park side trail leaders Ponteland United by a point with a game in hand and want to avoid any banana-skins, while the Griffins look to have won their battle against relegation.

They are missing suspended top scorer Steven Forster, but should have an full squad to select from.

Ponteland travel to a Gateshead Rutherford side that are still keen to pick up points to move clear of relegation and can expect no favours.

Shankhouse striker David Dormand is looking to claim the Premier Division Golden Boot. After hitting a hat-trick in a 6-1 midweek victory over Walker Central, he will pose a threat to visitors Murton, who are still locked in a battle to beat the drop. Shankhouse are, however, missing a number of key players who are going to Wembley Stadium for the FA Cup Final.

Ashington Colliers travel to Heaton Stannington for a game which will be a dress rehearsal for the George Dobbins League Cup Final, which takes place on Thursday, May 25 at Killingworth.

Colliers manager David Brown is hoping to be able to include Gareth Rees on his return from holiday and David Brown who has been missing due to work commitments.

Defender John Rees is doubtful after sustaining a facial injury during last Monday night’s contest against Blyth Town, who make the trip to Carlisle City on the back of a three-game losing run.

Bottom side Cramlington Town have won four of their last six games and face a stern test as they host Harraby CC.

l The Northern Football Alliance League are looking to enlarge the present Management Committee, which is involved in all the administration aspects of a Step 7 League in the National League System. Anyone interested – who should not have a direct connection with any club that is a member of the league – please contact the League Secretary, Derek Booth, on 0191 2580236 or 07758 666855.

JON TAIT

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