WITH waterlogged pitches and more snow forecast, the weather looks set to play havoc with the Northern Alliance fixtures once again.
Killingworth Sporting’s Amberley Park is already unplayable and their fixture against Ashington Colliers has been reversed and will be played at Woodhorn Lane, weather permitting.
The enforced break has been good for injured players, however, as they look to shake off knocks for the busy run-in to the end of the season and Colliers boss David Brown expects a full squad.
The top-of-the-table clash between Blyth Town and Carlisle City could also be reversed in an effort to get it played. City have selection problems with Ian Cumersky, Dan Greenslade and Kelvin James are all suspended, and Mark Graham is unavailable due to work commitments. Leading scorer Sean Bannon is struggling with a back injury.
Seaton Delaval entertain Stocksfield at Wheatridge Park and the Red Devils expect David Low and Paul Bonnick to return to a fully-fit squad.
Lee Kerr misses Whitley Bay A’s trip to leaders Amble United due to suspension while Heaton Stannington have no treatment table worries as they look to continue their hot form – following a midweek seven-goal drubbing of Hebburn Reyrolle – against basement-side Rutherford.
Hebburn Reyrolle face Percy Main and both sides are at full strength while Shankhouse take on Harraby United, with boss Garry Kirkup paying tribute to Les Todd, the Northumberland FA representative and honorary Alliance life member, who recently passed away.
“Les was without doubt one of Northumberland FA’s finest representatives and he will be sadly missed by everyone connected with the League. A true gentleman and football ambassador,” he said.
Walker Central host Morpeth Town A in the semi finals of the Pin Point Recruitment Bill Gardner Memorial Trophy.