SILKSWORTH CREW AIM TO TAKE BOLDON’S CUP SCALP
TWR BIFOLDS WEARSIDE LEAGUE: HOSTS DETERMINED TO MAKE IMPACT IN MONKWEARMOUTH CUP TIE
Silksworth CW head into tomorrow’s Monkwearmouth Charity Cup tie at home to Boldon CA in confident mood (2.30pm).
The Wearsiders, given a boost by last week’s Shipowners Cup triumph against Coxhoe Athletic, have another new signing in their squad this week, with midfielder Josh Farquhar now available.
There could be a further boost for boss Andrew Stobbart, with defenders Josh Perry and Mason Burton returning from working away and injury respectively.
Assistant manager Will Crew said: “It was good to get a win under our belt last weekend in the cup game versus Coxhoe Athletic.
“We look forward to building on that performance and trying to progress in another cup competition.”
Boldon CA’s new arrival, midfielder Robert Hall, looks likely to start against his former club.
Boldon CA manager Paul Mossa will have midfielders Dan Nolan and Frankie Hucks available, after both missed out because of work commitments last week.
However, he will have to do without wing-back James Pickering, who is having treatment on a foot injury and could be out for 10 weeks.
Sunderland West End entertain Redcar Athletic in the TWR Shipowners Charity Cup at Ford Quarry (2.30pm), with a semi-final place up for grabs.
Assistant manager Darren Liddle said: “We are struggling with a few injuries, including the loss of Nathan Cummings, who broke his leg in Wednesday night’s match.
“Reece Thompson will be available again, alongside Anthony Ross, who will be back after a hamstring injury. Hopefully we’ll get back on top after a few poor results lately.”
Redcar are likely to make a number of changes to the side which lost 2-1 against Hartlepool last Saturday. David Abel, Lance Skelton and Sam Webster all missed that game, while the likes of Michael Woodhouse, Chris Bivens and Daniel Drazdauskas were rested on the bench.
Goalkeeper Jordan Lowrie returned to action last week after recovering from his broken hand, but 16-yearold deputy Dan Simpkin may still travel as cover.
Hartlepool host Leam Rangers in the first round, with skipper Matty Gardner, Lee Jones and Ashley Clark all expected to return. However, Luke Naylor looks like missing out after receiving a bad gash to his leg.
Leam have Anthony Brewis and Christopher Lowther suspended. Ewan Vasey, Ben Miller and Shaun Bell should return following injury.
Thereisaleaguematchtonight, with Harton & Westoe CW hosting South Shields Reserves.
Harton skipper Jason Pressling is missing with a knee injury and fellow defender Michael Stewart is away.
Midfield trio of Neil Robb, Nick Pain and Jean-Pierre Parracho are all missing, but new signing Andy Hill is available.
Defender Jack Fawcett, midfielders Cory and Jordan Fenwick and strikers Shaun Steavens and Takadzwa Mawoko are also back.
Shields’ Reserves, beaten by Coxhoe Athletic in midweek, have a full squad to choose from.
Sunderland West End (red and white) battle it out with Boldon CA last weekend. Pictures by Frank Reid.