Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Football: Arngrove Northern League

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Football: Arngrove Northern League

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FA Cup heroes Newcastle Benfield Bay Plastics and Whitley Bay return to Arngrove Northern League action this afternoon.

Benfield meet Tow Law Town without a trio of players - Anthony Lowery, Alu Bangura and Johnny Brown. The club meanwhile have announced that next week's FA Cup fourth qualifying round tie with York City will kick off at 2pm on the advice of the police. They anticipate a capacity 2,000 crowd since York have taken their full allocation of 700 tickets.

Whitley Bay, who travel to Gainsborough Trinity, visit Jar row Roofing this afternoon and the only doubt is Brian Rowe.

Dunston Federation have the chance to move into third place if they win at Durham City. Graeme Armstrong returns but Michael Robson is doubtful while City are confident Mark Walmsley will make the squad.

Sunderland Nissan, just four points behind leaders Shildon, go to third top West Auckland Town. Leading scorer David Tait, Stephen Halliday, Stephen Stewart and Darren Sankey all missed the midweek win at Esh Winning when Gavin Cogden scored all four goals.

It's bottom versus top when Bedlington Terriers entertain Shildon at Welfare Park. Despite their precarious position, Terriers chairman David Holmes is confident the club is heading in the right direction. Recently, they re-signed Bedlington's all-time leading scorer John Milner from Durham City.

An attractive game is in prospect at the Wheatsheaf Ground where Newcastle Blue Star line up against Consett who are fifth from top during their first season back in the top flight.

Director of football Bob Morton reports a full pool of players will be available and Consett manager Kenny Lindoe has four players returning although Damien Maw and Mark Eccles are doubts.

Caretaker manager Dale Walker includes Ryan Bell and Alex Lawson but Glenn Bolton cannot play for Ashington against Bishop Auckland at Shildon while Chester-le-Street are hoping to translate their away form to Chester Moor Park where they have gained few points so far. …

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