SHANKHOUSE will hope to beat both the weather and opponents Percy Main as they look to lift themselves out of the basement.
Josh Miller misses the game due to a stag night but loan signings Phil Cartwright and Connor Andrews should be available following Morpeth Town’s return from Qatar. Goalkeeper Robbie Joisce may return in goal if fit, enabling Mark Nicholson to replace Miller in the starting eleven.
Ashington Colliers boss David Brown is hoping Iain Nickalls, Joe Moscrop and Craig Towart will all be able to return to the squad for the trip to Gateshead Rutherford while striker Michael Hogg faces a fitness test.
Seaton Delaval entertain Whitley Bay A at Wheatridge Park and the Red Devils will be without the suspended Michael Fenwick and Ian Irving. New signing from Australia John Robson is expected to start and there could be another debut in ex-Whickham signing Joseph Waife Danquah. Rob Haney continues to impress and should also figure.
Alex Benjamin, Cameron Patrick, Alex Redfern and Ross Symington are all expected to shake off knocks with the only doubt being Kevin Westphal with an ankle injury.
Walker Central’s Paul Collinson will miss the trip to Carlisle City due to disciplinary measures and Wallsend Town’s Chris Johnson, Derek Graham and Steven Matthew are unavailable due to suspension for the trip to league leaders Amble United.
Heaton Stannington are without Craig Scorfield and they face a test as they host unbeaten Blyth Town while Killingworth Sporting take on Hebburn Reyrolle. Liam Mooney, Nathan Castle and Steven Robinson are suspended for Sporting.
Harraby United miss out on the firepower of suspended striker Matthew Read for their trip to Stocksfield.
The Second Division fixture between Cullercoats and Northbank has been switched to Carlisle Sheepmount in an effort to get the game played.