Prudhoe Town could help out Stockton

It is Willington's last game and they lead their only rivals for the title, Stockton Town, by a single point.

PRUDHOE Town will have a say in the destination of the championship when they meet leaders Willington at Hall Lane this afternoon.

It is Willington's last game and they lead their only rivals for the title, Stockton Town, by a single point. The Teessiders, though, have a game in hand and a better goal difference.

A double blow for Prudhoe is the news that Tom Shaw broke his collarbone in Monday's Tyne and Wear LGV Monkwearmouth Charity Cup final victory over Darlington Cleveland Bridge. Also absent is Kevin Dixon but Darren Turnbull and Kevin Moreland return.

Willington, who expect to play in the Ebac Northern League next season, welcome the return from suspension of Shaun Brown.

Harton and Westoe will attempt to dent Stockton's championship challenge. The South Tynesiders delay announcing their squad while Stockton boss Steve Gill adds Shaun Kell and Daniel O'Brien to his squad.

Gateshead Leam Rangers aim to make it third time lucky against Seaton Carew who defeated them on penalties in a cup tie and just won last week's league fixture.

For Leam, Anthony Thompson and defender Mark Rumbles come into contention.

Annfield Plain moved out of the bottom three with a midweek win and they anticipate fielding a strong line-up at home to Sunderland West End, who are eyeing a top six position. The Wearsiders have Lloyd Conlon and Keiran Martin on the injured list but Liam Gettins resumes.

Jarrow have home advantage over Boldon CA in the South Tyneside derby. Peter Kane and Anthony Myers are back, but keeper Lee Burrell will miss the last four games after a knee operation. John Ball will deputise.

MALCOLM PRATT

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