Wearside league season draws to a close

A win for the South Tynesiders would see them end in eighth position, while Cleator Moor are assured of a top-four finish regardless of the outcome.

THE curtain comes down on the Wearside League this afternoon when Jarrow visit Cleator Moor Celtic in the remaining league fixture, writes MALCOLM PRATT.

A win for the South Tynesiders would see them end in eighth position, while Cleator Moor are assured of a top-four finish regardless of the outcome.

Jarrow are unable to name Andy Wilkinson, Grant Pressling or Paul Trosh, but manager Peter Kirkham is hopeful that Tony Chilton will make the line-up.

Richmond Town, who finish third top behind champions Stockton Town and Willington, aim to complete a double when they have home advantage over Prudhoe Town in the final of the Wearside League Cup.

Following a gruelling end to the season programme, both sides delay naming their starting line up until just before kick-off.

Stockton Town clinched the title with the midweek victory over Sunderland West End.

They had trailed Willington for almost all of the season before pipping their rivals at the post.

The Teessiders are two points ahead of Willington who have still qualified for promotion to the Ebac Northern League.

In the basement, Annfield Plain end out of the bottom two. Silksworth Rangers, who next season will be renamed Silksworth CW, are the wooden spoonists and Easington Colliery are second from bottom.

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