South Shields Westoe hoping to keep play-off dreams alive

Andrew Kirton about to score in last weekends clash with the Medicals.
Andrew Kirton about to score in last weekends clash with the Medicals.

South Shields Westoe welcome Stockton to Wood Terrace tomorrow (3pm) looking to reverse the earlier season loss against the Teessiders.

Team selection has been delayed due to possible availability issues.

However, Westoe should have a near full-strength team available to choose from and know that nothing other than the five-point victory will suffice in their promotion race with Northern and Barnard Castle.

With Northern seemingly in an unassailable position at the top of the DN1 table, it is likely that the last game of the season against Barnard Castle will be the season-deciding factor for the second-place play-off spot available.

Stockton currently sit in mid-table and have won their last two outings and will undoubtedly provide a stern test for the young Westoe side.

The clash is surely going to be competitive between two impressive packs and there will hopefully be some festival-style, running on the famous Wood Terrace slope.

The West Nautical Development side are also in action tomorrow when they travel to Horden and the side will be looking to finish their season off in style with a victory.