Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Ebac Northern League

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Ebac Northern League

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BEDLINGTON Terriers have faced some difficult games but perhaps their most daunting task comes this afternoon when they tackle high-flying Darlington 1883 at Heritage Park, Bishop Auckland.

The Quakers, aiming for promotion to the Evo-Stik League, have won 14 and lost just one of their 15 games. With 53 goals, they are far and away the leading scorers.

"In a way, I was pleased our midweek match was called off because it gave one or two players the chance to get over little niggles," said Terriers manager Keith Perry.

"It's going to be very tough. They have got off to a great start and their attack will take some containing."

Perry will need to check on the fitness of Kris Gate, Phil Cave and Phil Bannister before announcing his line-up.

The Quakers enjoy a nine-point lead but Spennymoor Town, the only side with a 100% record, have four games in hand. Jason Ainsley's side have home advantage over Celtic Nation. Moors also have an outstanding record having scored 35 goals and conceded a miserly two in 11 games.

After languishing in the bottom two, Dunston UTS now have their sights set on the middle of the table. Their form has taken off and at home to Sunderland RCA, manager Billy Irwin could have a full-strength squad to choose from.

"Hopefully we've turned the corner. We will be looking to continue our recent upturn in results," said secretary Bill Montague.

Durham City are at Shildon where recently-appointed manager Adam Furness adds newcomers Ricky Fenwick, from South Shields, and Jack Walker (Whitley Bay) to his squad.

Newcastle Benfield host Consett and boss Perry Briggs has brought in David Malloy from Jarrow Roofing. He could also have another new signing on board but Darren Timmons is absent.

Whitley Bay manager Ian Chandler is looking to make it five wins on the bounce at Guisborough Town. Although Craig McFarlane again misses out, Chandler is confident of Ash Davis and Lee Paul Scroggins been declared fit.

Billingham Synthonia's six-match unbeaten sequence was ended in midweek and they have injury concerns for goalkeeper Josh Moody, Stephen Huggins, Jordan Marshall and Jordan Robinson at Newton Aycliffe. …

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