SUNDERLAND West End’s fixture at Redcar Athletic is set to go ahead – even if Green Lane is declared unplayable.
Redcar have made provision to use a 4G pitch and the Wearsiders are only too happy to make the switch, should it be necessary.
Redcar secretary Kevin Fryett.said: “If our ground is unfit then we’ll switch the venue. West End are okay with the arrangement and it means we’ll get a game in rather than for the fixture to be added to the backlog which is building up.”
West End are hoping Ross Kennedy and David Fryett will be able to play, while Redcar miss Sam Young.
Adam Cheung is a major doubt but manager Nick Ward could add at least one new signing to his squad.
Fourth-top Jarrow have the chance to close in on the leading trio who are on cup duty when they meet Boldon CA in a South Tyneside derby.
Jarrow’s Chris Lunn and Shaun Heads are expected to shake off minor injuries. Boldon boss Alan Anderson has signed Adam Bell from South Shields, but Keith Davison is still banned.
Prudhoe Town will be bidding for a place in the final of the Monkwearmouth Charity Cup when they visit leaders Stockton Town.
Lee Best, Jamie Henderson, Jonathan Hewitson, Darren Turnbull and Kai Hewitson return to boost Prudhoe’s chances.
Stockton include Jair da Silva and Shaun Kell but Scott Meehan, Andrew Westwood and Tony Johnson need fitness tests.
In the other semi-final, Willington have Adam Sakr banned for their tie at Darlington Cleveland Bridge.