Arca a doubt for Shields’ league game
JULIO Arca is amongst a number of South Shields players that are rated as doubtful for their Evo-Stik North clash against Tadcaster Albion.
Defenders Darren Lough and Anthony Callaghan also face late fitness tests ahead of the game at Mariners Park.
However, there was some good news on the injury front for Graham Fenton and Lee Picton as Gavin Cogdon and Alex Nicholson return to the squad.
Northern League Division One leaders Morpeth Town entertain a Stockton Town side that could contain captain Adam Nicholson for the first time this season.
The centre-back is yet to feature this campaign after undergoing surgery on a cruciate ligament injury at the end of last season.
North Shields will hope to bounce back from two cup exits inside four days when they make the short trip to Team Northumbria.
West Auckland Town could move into the top four of the table, if they can come away from Guisborough Town with all three points.
Dunston UTS are boosted by the return of several key players for their game at Shildon.
Chris Swailes could name Ben Pollock, Dale Burrell, Michael Pearson and new signing Matteo Faiola in his starting line-up for the game at Dean Street.
Foster Garton should return to the Billingham Synthonia squad for their game at second-placed Marske United.
Seaham Red Star host Newcastle Benfield without the likes of Craig Lynch, Nicky Kane and Liam McBryde.
They could hand a debut to Luke Gilhespy after he joined them from Bishop Auckland.
Dale Pearson serves the final game of a three-match ban when Ashington entertain Newton Aycliffe.
Ross Wilkinson has been ruled out of Whitley Bay’s game at Washington after suffering a severe concussion in their FA Vase exit at the hands of West Auckland Town.
Sunderland RCA will look to complete a league double over Penrith after a 2-1 home win against the Cumbrian outfit earlier in the season.
Two sides in the bottom six meet at Heritage Park as Bishop Auckland entertain Jarrow Roofing and Consett head to Ryhope CW.