Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Final Place in Cup Is at Stake

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Final Place in Cup Is at Stake

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Byline: Andrew Wilkinson

Billingham host Gateshead with a place in the final of the Intermediate Cup at stake.

The competition was launched three seasons ago, and Billingham are looking to win it for the first time.

Billingham are just above Gateshead in the Durham and North Two table.

Billingham had slipped badly in the league until winning their last match, but can resurrect their season by getting their hands on some silverware.

Yarm are in first round cup action at Jarrovians, who a couple of divisions below.

Yarm's priority is avoiding relegation, and in the cup they take the opportunity to give some of their promising youngsters a game.

Among those being rested are skipper Simon Bate, who is on the bench.

He said: "Jarrow are going well in their division, so it will be a good test for us.

"Even though we are without a few players, we are still hoping for a good cup run.

"We need to win our remaining games to be sure of avoiding relegation, but that doesn't stop us going all out to do well in the cup. …

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