Wearside League

SILKSWORTH Rangers, with Darren Crann and John McLean at the helm, are determined to escape the foot of the table – but it won’t be easy.

SILKSWORTH Rangers, with Darren Crann and John McLean at the helm, are determined to escape the foot of the table – but it won’t be easy.

Eighteen games have yielded just seven points with no fewer than 67 goals conceded, giving Rangers by far the worst goals difference.

Today, they travel to Kirkbymoorside who are only three places above them, and with a near full-strength squad, the management pair are confident of giving their Yorkshire hosts a good game. Only James Alston is missing.

Annfield Plain are second bottom and host Seaton Carew who have let young left-back Matty Morris join Chester-le-Street, but are are boosted by Ashley Clark and Callum Sweeney’s return.

Leaders Richmond Town and second-placed Stockton Town lock horns. Richmond, with only one defeat in 21 games, have Simon Pinkney and Jason Newall in contention but striker Colin Anderson is banned. Stockton’s last defeat was to Richmond in August. Their only absentee is Craig Lake.

Gateshead Leam Rangers miss suspended pair Joe Adams and Leon Cane at home to Darlington Cleveland Bridge who are forced into making changes. Dave Veyro and Michael Carter are injured and Nev Fuller is suspended but Dale Sheridan, John McKie and Will Kelly resume.

Prudhoe Town, who did well to hold Stockton to a draw last weekend then beat Hartlepool in midweek, are at home to Harton and Westoe. Their chances are extending an unbeaten sequence are strengthened with the inclusion of Jonathan Hewitson.

Jarrow miss Tony Chilton and Andy Wilkinson while Nick Payne and Ryan Burton are doubtful against Sunderland West End at Perth Green.

Carl Evans and David Hopper are in a full-strength Boldon CA line up at Ashbrooke Belford House whose manager Tommy Dobbing expects to have Martin Deacon, David Scott and Kyle Anderson in his pool of players.

MALCOLM PRATT

 
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