Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

County Durham Leagues Preview

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

County Durham Leagues Preview

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Byline: CHRIS WEST

IT could be a case of fortune favouring the brave today as the leading sides take on the strugglers in the Warmseal Durham Senior League.

Burnmoor are currently two points ahead of Hetton Lyons, having won two games fewer - testimony to the benefits of their approach of batting first at every opportunity to maximise points potential. There is little to suggest they will change their tactics at Seaham Harbour today.

Harbour are not clear of danger yet, but after finishing bottom last season their current 10th placing represents progress. However, they will be up against a full strength visiting side.

Hetton Lyons will no doubt be considering a similar policy in their home game with rock bottom Durham City, and their confidence will be at a peak after lifting the D&A Sports Trophy for the first time last Sunday. They put out the cup-winning line-up for this match.

Whitburn show only one change for their game with South Hetton with stand-in keeper Gary Ventress covering for absent glove man Ross Carty. The visitors are without John Pendlington.

Elsewhere Philadelphia welcome Felling to Bunker Hill and bring in Greg Dixon for Connor Cheal, while Horden's Steven McCoy remains sidelined by his hamstring tear, with Jamie Kitto called up for the home game with Marsden.

Mark Scott is injured and misses out for Marsden, as does Connor Elliott - Nick Quinn and Bret Horgan make timely returns. In the final game of the day Eppleto n entertain Boldon.

Readers Durham County Division A League Cup specialists Evenwood hope to make it five wins in eight years when they travel to Shildon tomorrow to contest the 2008 Hunter Cummings Memorial Trophy final.

While both sides have five cup wins to their credit over the 54-year history of the competition, Shildon's last success was in 1995 while Evenwood have been the most successful team in recent years.

Evenwood spokesman John Teesdale is confident his side has it in them to pull it off again.

"I think we've got a great chance, particularly if our pro performs as he can," he said.

"Our ex-player Chris Peareth is a threat, but we hear that Phil Timmens may not be playing and that would only be in our favour. …

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